First Transit's Phoenix contract extended

Will be for five years and takes effect July 1, 2013.

National Express wins Calif. contract

Will include operation of local and express fixed-route bus service, complementary paratransit, and general public dial-a-ride for Solano County Transit.

Utah's new fares among highest in U.S.

Of 169 U.S. transit agencies that participated in a 2012 APTA survey, only five cities will have higher base fares for buses than the Utah Transit Authority's $2.50 fare.

FTA releases $1.42B in third round of Sandy aid

The majority of the funds will go to the transit agencies that incurred the greatest expenses while preparing for and recovering from Hurricane Sandy — N.Y. MTA, PATH, NJ Transit and NYC DOT.

APTA: Public Transportation users save $9,947 annually

Savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the March 26, 2013 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

AC Transit adds first of 65 Gilligs

It is the first step toward upgrading a fleet of nearly 700 buses by opting to buy as many as 300 American-made buses over the next two years to replace aging, less dependable vehicles.

Twin Cities' Metro to launch Red Line BRT in June

The 11-mile line will provide station-to-station service from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America, where it will connect with Blue Line (formerly Hiawatha Line) trains for easy travel to the airport, Metrodome, downtown Minneapolis and Target Field.

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