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November 21, 2014

N.Y. MTA celebrates 50 years of service for Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

The bridge, which is 4,260 feet from tower to tower and links Staten Island and Brooklyn, opened to traffic on Nov. 21, 1964. In its first full year of operation, 17.6 million vehicles crossed the span.

November 21, 2014

Texas city solves paratransit service issue

The former provider of the service, the Collin County Area Regional Transit, terminated service in Collin County in June 2013. The newly signed agreement between the city of Frisco, Texas and and Texoma Area Paratransit System will go into effect on Dec. 1.

November 18, 2014

Report: Parking subsidies leave taxpayers shouldering $7.3 billion burden annually

Report found that the federal parking subsidy puts 820,000 more cars on America’s most congested roads in its most congested cities.

November 17, 2014

ARTIC: Newest SoCal transit hub opens in December

City officials said the transit station’s design mimics the high ceilings of Union Station, as well as other great train stations in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

November 14, 2014

Chicago rider creates wheelchair user app

The “Roll with Me” app, at rollwithmeapp.com, allows users to enter their current location, destination and the time they would like to leave. The app shows wheelchair-friendly routes and a list of CTA alerts such as rail station elevators that are out of service for repairs.

November 14, 2014

Las Vegas start-up with fleet of Teslas taking on Uber, public transit

The company, piloting the service in downtown Las Vegas where it is headquartered, purchased 100 Teslas for the core of its fleet, which also includes a fleet of private bicycles, tiny smart cars, shuttle and on-call valets, according to the blog.

November 13, 2014

Keolis names Shaw president/CEO of U.S. transit subsidiary

Stephen W. Shaw will lead the Keolis Transit America subsidiary, with the overall responsibility for managing the company’s transit operations in the U.S.

November 10, 2014

MTA's landmark Fulton Center transit hub opens in lower Manhattan

Encased in a glass and steel shell, the bright and modern facility dramatically improves the commuter experience and will accommodate up to 300,000 daily riders using the 2,3,4,5,A,C,J,Z and R lines.

November 10, 2014

Toledo agency exploring private contracting

TARPS is exploring the idea of using private vehicles on weekend afternoons and evenings so it can focus resources at busier times of the week where it now is shorthanded

November 10, 2014

Cleveland RTA chief talks change amid paratransit demands

RTA GM Joe Calabrese told a local newspaper that paratransit services are causing a financial strain on the agency and that tough decisions must be made. The plan also includes more training for riders who are able to use the RTA’s fixed-route services.

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