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November 26, 2014

King County launching bus ticket vending pilot

About one-tenth of passengers at the stop now pay cash, but Metro officials hope people will buy the tickets instead of pushing money into a farebox. The machine is being loaned for free, but the county will pay $10,000 in maintenance and operating costs.

November 26, 2014

6 Tulsa bus drivers fired for embezzlement

While the transit system was not yet sharing details, it was reported that the drivers were printing out bus passes and selling them on the side at half price and then pocketing the money.

November 26, 2014

FTA launches voluntary examination of Chicago rail, bus operations

The purpose of the examination is to help CTA assess the strengths and weaknesses of the safety of operations and identify areas where the agency can further reduce risks and make other safety improvements.

November 25, 2014

Alexander Dennis to build facility in Ontario, Canada

The move follows a deal with Metrolinx to supply over 250 new, low-height double-deck buses over the next five years. The agreement also includes an option for an additional 150 vehicles should they be required.

November 25, 2014

KCATA adopts new brand, improved paratransit services

The RideKC brand will be the umbrella brand used by all the region’s transit agencies and will be used to provide unified marketing and communication for multiple modes of transit, including local bus service, rapid bus service and the future streetcar.

November 25, 2014

Appeals court rejects San Diego's highway, transportation plan

Environmental groups contend the plan far exceeds state targets for greenhouse gas emissions and too heavily favors more roads.

November 25, 2014

Cubic, Calgary Parking strike collaborative marketing agreement

Cubic will integrate ParkPlus technology with its payment processing facilities, giving users the benefit of a simpler customer experience with the ability to manage a single transportation account for transit and parking.

November 25, 2014

After streetcar plan defeat, Arlington looks to better buses

The city already evaluated a potential enhanced-bus line for Columbia Pike, back in 2012, as a possible alternative to the streetcar.

November 25, 2014

Kiel partners with MCI to deliver seating for Houston Metro

APTA relied on several of the 45-foot, clean-diesel MCI Commuter Coaches with Kiel seating for shuttle service during EXPO 2014, October 13 to 15 in Houston, allowing attendees to experience the comfort and amenities of the newest members of the METRO fleet first hand.

November 24, 2014

Ann Arbor approves bus buys, paratransit contract

The board voted to award Select Ride Inc. a three-year contract to deliver paratransit services for seniors and people with disabilities beginning May 1, 2015, for a not-to-exceed price of $10.7 million.

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