The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority plans to cut services by 12 percent in 2010 to help save $9 million and help the agency balance its budget. Fare hikes are not expected. To read the full story, click here.
Other cash-strapped California transit agencies, facing rising operating costs, are watching the potentially lucrative test run with interest, as current state law restricts digital signage on buses to route and service information.
The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project was created by the California Air Resources Board to speed the early market introduction of clean, low-carbon hybrid and electric vehicles and is administered and implemented through a partnership with CALSTART.
The company was recognized for exceeding delivery expectations for the fourth year in a row.
The startup was recently granted what’s known as the “authority to operate” — a precursor to an official license. But by driving its route between the Marina district and the Financial District without a license, regulators determined that Leap was breaking the law, according to SFGate.
Tens of thousands have been ditching the bus in Brooklyn and Manhattan, while there were modest gains on Bronx and Staten Island routes; Queens had a small decline in ridership, according to the MTA figures. The decline is attributed to traffic congestion and fare hikes.
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