Alternatively-propelled vehicles total 16,434 and make up 25% of the fleet totals reported for 2013, with natural gas leading the way.
With $14.3 billion in projects, New York City Transit tops this year’s list, followed closely by the Toronto Transit Commission. Three new projects in Tucson, Ariz.; Detroit and Orlando, Fla., totaling $948 million, make their debut.
Implementing a fuel transition program and buying used buses are some tactics this year’s respondents are turning to.
Safe transit systems are the reflection of how well safety has been ingrained into the fabric of systems and multiple sub-systems. When transit systems are not properly aligned, these systems and sub-systems will reach their safety limits, which may lead to catastrophic events.
As budgets and funding continue to shrink, demand continues to grow, as does the role public transportation plays in preserving the environment. Appropriately, many transit systems continue to innovate and make their case known, both at the federal and local levels. New York City Transit takes the top spot in this year’s survey.
One of the benefits of letting riders pay fares using a smart card-based bank card is it allows the transit agency get out of the ticket business. However, costs are still a problem due to transaction fees charged by the banks offering them.
As decreased revenue continues to impact transit agencies' budgets, many are continuing to find ways to become more efficient and remain a part of the entire intermodal solution. New York City Transit remains in the top spot of this year's survey.
With $14 billion in projects in the works, Toronto Transit Commission jumps from No. 15 last year to take 2010's No. 1 slot. ARRA funds are still having a big impact in the U.S.; however, ongoing budget issues and lack of federal transportation authorization still threaten many agencies and their ongoing projects.
The MTA is still planning to activate 2,043 not-yet-operational cameras installed by Lockheed Martin Corp. Of those, 910 will be operational in June.
Although numbers reported reflect success combating sexual harassment on New York's subway system, advocates and police officials agree those numbers may not tell the whole story.
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