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February 2014

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

In January, Portland, Ore.’s TriMet began offering another transportation option after creating a new joint program with car sharing company Zipcar Inc., while the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) started a nonprofit, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, to make cycling an easy way for riders to fill in the gaps of a trip.

May 2013

Partnerships, Subsidies Help Curb Paratransit Costs

While saving money is the primary driver, agency efforts are resulting in providing communities with better, more customer-focused services.

April 2012

Green Projects Help Transit Be More Sustainable Off the Road

Whether it’s adding solar panels or building LEED-certified buildings, agencies are finding ways to be environmentally friendly beyond purchasing alternative-fueled vehicles. METRO takes a look at agencies leading the charge.

August 2011

Construction Firm Building America’s Transit Future

Major challenge is the surge of competition that has surfaced in the industry vying for a piece of the high-speed rail industry, which hasn’t materialized yet.

June 2011

Travel Training Options Help Take the Pressure Off Paratransit Services

Transit agencies are relieving some of the costs coming from paratransit programs with travel training mobility centers, in-person assessments and more flexible bus routes.

June 2010

'Summit' shows national interests

The Washington, D.C. "summit" organized by the Community Streetcar Coalition this past March reflected the interest of federal policy-makers as well as local officials and industry leaders in taking urban transportation in a new direction.

November 2009

Light Rail Openings Boon to Ridership, Growth

This past summer saw three new light rail lines open in Dallas, Portland, Ore. and Seattle. With significant community support each city had successful rollouts, greater ridership than originally anticipated and voters are asking for more.

August 2009

TriMet to build first multi-use transit bridge in U.S.

TriMet has chosen a cable-stayed bridge type and is in the design phase in its work on a bridge that will connect both sides of the Williamette River with transit and pedestrian access.


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