Rendell urges creation of a commission on infrastructure needs

Building America's Future co-chair was joined at POLITICO transportation summit by other leaders in the transportation and infrastructure arena for a discussion about priorities for 2013 and a review of the year in transportation policy.

Transit installing audio surveillance on buses

Government officials are installing audio surveillance systems on public buses in cities such as San Francisco; Hartford, Conn.; and Eugene, Ore., to record conversations of passengers. The plans raise questions about legally protected privacy in public spaces.

N.Y. MTA may raise subway, bus fares

The base fare for subways and buses could increase by 25 cents to $2.50. The increased rates would take effect in March if approved by the board.

Study: $2B annually needed to improve Chicago transit

The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University suggested the amount as necessary to keep the region's aging mass transit system in working order.

GO Transit adds system tracker

GO Tracker is a Web tool that provides real-time GO Train departure information right in the palm of the customer's hand. On their mobile device or computer, passengers can view their estimated train departure times and platform information on GO’s website.

Cleveland RTA launches hydrogen bus project

The 40-foot bus has a capacity of 57 passengers and will be in service between six and eight hours daily on various RTA routes. The bus operates with nearly twice the fuel-efficiency as diesel-fueled bus, and is much quieter.

L.A. transit backers seek to change voting law

Because of a state law that requires at least a two-thirds majority vote, Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension that gained 66.1% of the vote, did not pass.

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