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August 29, 2014

Fla. agency approves route optimization, service change plan

The Route Optimization Initiative allows the JTA to overhaul the fixed-bus route system in Jacksonville, a part of a five-year strategic plan to enhance the economic viability of greater Jacksonville.

August 27, 2014

Study: Hillsborough must expand bus service before seeking rail grants

The study, which was conducted by AECOM, has reportedly dismayed advocates of a plan to put a tax-for-transportation referendum on an upcoming ballot, perhaps by 2016.

August 26, 2014

KCATA to open CNG fueling station

The station allows buses to be fueled in less than seven minutes and will enable KCATA to fill more than 200 buses nightly.

August 26, 2014

The Rapid launches BRT line

The FTA contributed approximately $32 million toward the $40 million total Silver Line project cost, including $19 million through its Capital Investment Grant Program and $13 million through its Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program.

August 26, 2014

TriMet, GlobeSherpa, INIT partner for eFare system

Designed to incorporate leading edge electronic payment technologies to make travel on transit more convenient for customers, the system will provide the region’s transit agencies with a more efficient and secure fare collection platform.

August 25, 2014

DART eyeing BRT for Cotton Belt service

The portion of the Cotton Belt service DART will operate in Dallas, Denton and Collin counties is seen as key to connecting Fort Worth, the airport and cities along or between DART’s Green and Red lines.

August 22, 2014

On-demand bus service Bridj facing regulation

The company received a letter that said it could not use many of its proposed stops in and around Harvard Square, Kendall Square, and Central Square, the most populous sections of the city.

August 22, 2014

Rochester's bus system getting a facelift

CEO Bill Carpenter said the new look also reflects an agency going through many other changes, including its flagship project, the Downtown Transit Center — a $50 million bus terminal.

August 22, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. protests interrupting bus services

As a result of delays and reroutes, some residents in the area say it has been difficult getting around town and some fear they may lose their jobs.

August 22, 2014

Ore.'s Lane Transit named Outstanding System by APTA

The agency is joined by Tri Delta Transit of Antioch, Calif. (fewer than 4 million customer boardings category), and Utah Transit Authority (more than 20 million annual customer boardings) as this year’s winners.

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