Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

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Phoenix voters approve sales tax increase to fund transportation

Elements of the plan include building an additional 42 miles of light rail throughout the city, providing late night bus and Dial-a-Ride service citywide and repaving over 680 miles of arterial streets.

Minneapolis court rules bus surveillance footage is public

The Metropolitan Council, which oversees Metro Transit, asserted the videos were non-public because they contained "personnel data" that could not be separated from the public portions of the video. The court ordered the Met Council to turn the videos over to KSTP.

L.A. gives final approval for Uber, Lyft pick ups at LAX

The council agreed to explore a possible city ordinance to require ride-hailing driver background checks to include fingerprint-based screening.

U.S. commuters waste 7 billion hours sitting in traffic, report says

Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours) and San Jose, Calif. (67 hours).

Denver RTD's workforce program wins FTA grant

WIN will use the grant, part of the FTA’s 2015 Innovative Public Transportation Workforce Development Program, to build on existing strategies to recruit participants from underserved communities and implement a mentorship initiative for other public transportation agencies interested in learning from RTD’s experience.

Denver RTD to purchase 36 new BYD electric buses for mall service

The new shuttles are completely electric powered, so they will be highly energy-efficient and produce zero point-of-source emissions. Over a 12-year lifespan, the 45-foot buses will save nearly $100,000 in energy consumption per bus when compared to similar vehicles powered by other fuel sources. This will total millions of dollars saved fleetwide.

Report IDs employment 'hot spots' in transportation sector

It also identifies good-paying, high-demand transportation jobs and analyzes the patterns in the education and work experience required for entry, including on-the-job training requirements for new entrants to gain full competency.

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