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Posted on October 1, 2008

Free transit included in 2010 Olympics tickets

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Olympic events organizers announced that public transit fares will be included in Olympic ticket prices. For the full story, click here.

Salt Lake City mayor: streetcars a priority

SALT LAKE CITY — After returning from a Northwest transit tour, mayor Ralph Becker says that a new streetcar network is a priority for his freshman administration. For the full story, click here.

Northern Florida considering BRT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — County planners have proposed a new traffic management plan that would create a bus rapid transit system, partially subsidized by fees on new growth. It would also offer incentives for developers to build at greater densities. For the full story, click here.

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STV unveils sustainably designed bus facility in Worcester, Mass.

The $84 million, 150,000-square-foot facility is situated on a new 11-acre site, and replaces Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s 1920s-era converted trolley bar.

S.F. exercises option for 167 more New Flyer Xcelsior buses

Valued at nearly $153 million, it includes orders for 98 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses and 69 (138 EU) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Fla.'s JTA launches First Coast Flyer Blue Line BRT service

The 11.1 mile Blue Line on the Southeast Corridor features direct, high-frequency service; seven branded stations; transit signal priority at 18 intersections; and off-board fare collection.

BusCon opens 2017 Call for Papers

The deadline to submit your presentation idea is Jan. 20, 2017.

Man steals MTA bus from Staten Island depot again

The Staten Island resident took the bus on a nearly four-mile joyride, before abandoning it on a corner. It was unclear if he picked up or dropped off any passengers during his route.

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