Mississippi opens $4M regional transit center

The Natchez Regional Transit Center and Maintenance Facility will serve as a regional passenger transfer hub for the Natchez Transit System. The FTA provided approximately $3.8 million, with the majority of funds coming from ARRA, while the City of Natchez and Mississippi Department of Transportation covered the rest of the costs.

Chicago RTA prepaid MasterCard cuts costs

Can be loaded with pre-tax deductions from customers’ paychecks to purchase transit fares. By using pre-tax dollars, riders save as much as 40% off their commuting costs each year.

Chicago transit 2014 budget freezes fares, preserves service

The $1.38 billion budget includes efficiency reforms and 1,000 new customer-facing jobs. This is the third consecutive budget that preserves capital investment in the transit system without diverting capital funds to balance the operating budget, a past practice that stunted critical infrastructure projects.

More than 7 in 10 say public transportation is reliable

Nearly one-half (48%) of Americans say they would require an area to have good public transportation before they would consider moving there, according to a survey.

N.Y. MTA satisfaction ratings remain stable

Views the results as a very favorable outcome because they came in the wake of billions of dollars of infrastructure damage and large service disruptions caused by Superstorm Sandy, followed several months later by a fare and toll increase.

New tool calculates housing, transportation costs

The Location Affordability Portal will help consumers and communities better understand the combined costs of housing and transportation associated with living in a specific region, street or neighborhood and make better-informed decisions about where to live, work and invest.

Cleveland RTA ridership growth spurs expansion plans

Leading the ridership spurt, is the Red Line rapid, which is largely because of an increase in workers riding downtown from the West Side, he said. Passenger counts also continue to build on the $200 million HealthLine BRT system, that is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week.

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