MIAMI — As Miami-Dade County continues working to rectify a list of concerns about financial management at its troubled public transit agency, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) agreed to free up another $72.6 million to Miami-Dade Transit, The Miami Herald reported.The agreement to release the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds — including $59.9 million for regional projects and $12.7 million designated for cities — is a sign of progress in county negotiations to resolve concerns raised in an ongoing FTA audit. For the full story, click here.
The Flatiron Flyer buses, which were supplied by MCI and can carry 57 passengers each, are specially branded with a unique blue-and-sunrise-orange paint scheme designed by RTD and a U.S. 36 corridor stakeholder group.
The Hadley mirror business will remain in Elkhart, Ind., but will relocate from the Hadley site to its own production facility over the next few months. The management, engineering, customer service, administrative and production personnel of the Hadley mirror business will remain with the business and transition to Safe Fleet.
Each year, more and more people look forward to BusCon as a chance to network, learn about new trends and technology, and gain the tools that are necessary to revitalize the way they tackle their own operations.
The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.
The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.
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