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Posted on February 20, 2009

NYCT tests three-door bus

NEW YORK – To reduce time spent unloading passengers at bus stops and make trips speedier, NYC Transit is testing a bus with three doors in the Bronx. For the full story, click here.

Poll: Utah wants more trains

SALT LAKE CITY – A survey conducted by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy & Administration found that 79 percent of residents polled said that continued funding for rail projects is either very or somewhat important. For the full story, click here.

DC Metro proposes service cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority GM John B. Catoe Jr. recommended a preliminary package of bus and train reductions to help shrink the agency’s growing budget deficit. For the full story, click here.

 

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BC Transit piloting video cameras on buses

Up to six cameras will be installed on each bus. There is no live monitoring of the video which will only be removed and viewed by authorized security staff following a reported incident. Only video required for security purposes will be retained, all other video will be erased.

Calif. agencies approve merger

Pending adoption by its member entities, the merger between Victor Valley Transit Authority and Barstow Area Transit is slated to take effect July 1, 2015.

MCI Stands Up for Transportation in Pembina, Chicago and Louisville

Officials at MCI’s Pembina plant included Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; North Dakota Commerce Department Commissioner Alan Anderson; Gail Hand, northeastern director for Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Tom Brusegaard, regional director for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D;  Pembina County Commissioner Hetty Walker; and Cavalier, N.D. Mayor Ken Briese.

Uber adds rickshaws to service in India

Drivers are told to say ‘namaste,’ a common Indian greeting, and are encouraged to use their meters. Uber pays its drivers an additional 40 rupees, or just over 60 cents, per ride on top of the fare.

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

The unedited complaints represent only one side of the story and often are fired off by people who are upset. HART says its own GPS and video technology shows many are plain wrong. The agency relies upon the list to target areas of customer service that are in need of improvement.

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