PHILADELPHIA — Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch told philly.com that Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and other public transit agencies may get more funding than Gov. Tom Corbett called for in his budget plan. The plan would raise transit funding by $40 million in the first year while boosting highway and bridge funding by $470 million. By the fifth year, transit funding would be increased by $250 million and highway funding by about $1.5 billion. For the full story, click here.
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.
The existing design, more than 20 years old, will be phased out to make way for the new look that prominently features a light blue and orange wave across the bus and the words “OC Bus.”
According to the plan, each bus will serve a specific purpose, with some including restrooms and showers and others being equipped with beds.
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