Chicago Transit Authority enhances customer service with new initiatives

The agency operates the nation’s second largest public transportation system. On an average weekday, 1.6 million rides are taken on the system.

New Flyer to deliver 150 Xcelsiors to Calgary Transit

The manufacturer expects to begin production in the fourth quarter of 2013 and deliver all buses by the end of 2014.

Community Transit restores service it cut in 2010

During the recession, the transit system cut 37% of its bus service, partly by restructuring its route network. Beginning Sept. 30, Community Transit is adding back service hours primarily on commuter trips to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle.

Report: Cities should use CNG for transit bus fleets

Buses fueled by natural gas would be the lowest-cost option for CityBus in a 15-year project that examined expenses of buying buses, maintaining them and keeping them fueled. The diesel-electric hybrid would be the costliest.

SmartDrive video wins APTA AdWheel Award

Using both live footage and animation, the Eco-Driving Training video introduces SmartDrive Safety's simple, smooth driving techniques that promote safety and fuel efficiency within public transit.

Chicago transit needs to take politics out of hiring, official says

Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald voiced his concern during a meeting of a transit task force. The task force formed in response to allegations by former Metra CEO Alex Clifford that two Metra board members conspired to get rid of him because he would not “play ball” on patronage requests.

SEPTA celebrates completion of reconstructed bus loop

The 33rd and Dauphin Bus Loop Improvement Project, a $4 million initiative funded by a competitive grant from the FTA, resulted in a full makeover of the facility, which is a key part of SEPTA's city bus operations.

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