Will high-tech transit fares leave too many riders behind?

An Atlantic Cities article asks whether mobile ticketing apps make transit systems less accessible to people who don't have access to the Internet or smartphones.

Task force reviews 2 plans for Chicago transit overhaul

One proposal would consolidate the CTA, Metra and Pace into a unified entity. The other plan would place the transit boards under the direction of the Illinois Department of Transportation, which would essentially give the governor control of the transit system.

$100 billion needed for fed transit program, APTA says

Additionally, the plan calls for a number of policy changes in the program that will ensure that the industry provides effective and efficient public transportation.

Advocates hope Google will pick up Muni tab for seniors, disabled

Some transit officials support the proposed program to provide free services to low-income seniors and people with disabilities, which would reduce the agency’s revenue by $4 million to $6 million annually.

Mass. senior shuttle to pilot ridership data program

The van service, which started as a volunteer program with a personal van about 10 years ago, has transformed into a collaboration with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority that includes two minibuses and professional drivers.

Montana paratransit continues operating in middle of blizzard

The agency kept the service running even as schools, businesses and some county departments shut down and ridership numbers were significantly lower than normal.

Fla. county launches minibus service for elderly, disabled

Lee County Mini-Bus provides door-to-door service to medical appointments and shopping. Kenyatta Watts started the service because of limited transportation resources in the area.

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