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Posted on February 18, 2009

Canada pledging $500M to GO Transit


TORONTO — The Canadian Federal and the Ontario government plan to boost the transit commuter system with funds for rail upgrades, service improvements and construction. For the full story, click here.

 

Emanuel: Obama pushed for high-speed rail


WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says that President Barack Obama insisted on adding $8 billion in funding for high-speed rail to the economic stimulus bill. For the full story, click here.

 

Seattle transit faced with $58M revenue dip


SEATTLE — Local budget and transit officials are expected to report that Metro Transit may lose $58 million over the next two years in sales tax revenue, due to cutbacks in consumer spending. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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2,627 complaints lodged on Fla.'s HART bus system

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CHK America wins bus stop improvement contract for GRTC

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Connecticut's CTfastrak BRT system begins service

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

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