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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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Bridj to launch D.C. service

While Founder Matt George is interested in connecting Capitol Hill, K Street and Dupont Circle, it’s not yet clear if those will be the neighborhoods Bridj starts with. The start-up is encouraging interested customers to request specific routes on its website

New Flyer wins N.Y. CNG bus contract

The contract for 110 XN40 buses contains a firm order for 52 buses with options for an additional 58 buses and is valued at approximately $53 million dollars.

CCW to provide Iowa with rebuilt artics

Des Moines Area Regional Transit's 60-foot low floor articulated buses will replace high-floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines and brakes. It will also be equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.

Texas' Capital Metro adds real-time information to bus fleet

The agency rolled out real-time data on MetroRapid and MetroRail last year, receiving strong positive feedback from customers.

AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

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