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METRO Briefs

Posted on May 27, 2009

Transit suffers ad revenue loss

NEW YORK — Titan Worldwide, a company that sells many of the ads that appear in various transit systems throughout the U.S., has been unable to fulfill all payment obligations, citing lower than expected ad sales. For the full story, click here.

 

Valley Metro having trouble recouping fares

PHOENIX — A program that allows employers to provide transit-pass cards to their employees is causing Valley Metro’s light rail system to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars. For the full story, click here.

 

Minneapolis commuters unsure of BRT

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority is advertising the launch of a bus rapid transit system that may start operating as soon as next year. However, many residents still don’t understand what the system is, or how it will work. For the full story, click here.

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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.

CHK America wins bus stop improvement contract for GRTC

The three-tiered project will include redesigning the information for more than 2,000 stops throughout the Greater RIchmond Transit Company's service area.

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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