Articles Tagged With: budget
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May 2011

Maintenance Departments Feeling Pinch of Shrinking Budgets

In METRO's inaugural Bus Maintenance Survey, transit agencies find they are often asking their maintenance departments to do more with less, including cutting overtime, watching costs, reshuffling mechanic and fueler schedules, and extending vehicle life cycles.

January 2011

Dallas light rail opens on time, under budget

The first section of the Green Line opened in September 2009 and connects Pearl Station on the east side of Downtown Dallas to MLK, Jr. Station on the west side of Fair Park.

July 2009

Florida's Tri-Rail loses budget battle

Tri-Rail is looking to operate with an $18M deficit, caused by a loss of $3 million-plus per county and the $9M in matching FDOT funds.

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