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April 22, 2014

Okla. transit to cut routes, raise fares

As part of city budget cuts, Tulsa Transit is being pushed to raise its fares and slash bus routes. The city is asking the transit system to cut about $1 million from what it has allotted in its budget this year.

April 22, 2014

D.C. Metro’s sustainability plan to cut energy use by 15%

Other targets set by the new initiative include increasing Metro ridership 25% by 2025; increasing greenhouse gas displacement by 10% by 2025; and reducing water use per vehicle mile by 20% by 2025.

April 22, 2014

N.Y. transit hub attains LEED certification

The Hub, which was designed by QPK Design and constructed by Bette & Cringe, opened in September 2012 and serves as the main transfer location for more than one million Centro riders annually.

April 21, 2014

University presidents support Michigan transit expansion tax

An opposition group asserts that Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority could operate more efficiently by cutting staff and other costs.

April 18, 2014

BYD electric bus approved for Canadian sales

The bus can also drive up to 155 miles and up to 30 hours in heavy city traffic on a single night-time charge.

April 17, 2014

Veolia safety program honored for innovation

The DRIVE program focuses on improving safety at the company’s locations and is administered by local employee teams.

April 17, 2014

S.F. MTA budget increases service, maintains affordability

Also provides for a continued two years of free transit service for low to moderate income youth, ages five to 17, made possible by a $6.8 million gift from Google, and extends it to 18 year olds.

April 17, 2014

Foxx continues bus tour with NABI manufacturing facility visit

NABI Bus, a division of New Flyer Industries Inc. and a major employer in northeastern Alabama, is on track to make and assemble about 600 heavy-duty transit buses this year for several transit agencies. More than 700 skilled workers make and assemble hundreds of transit buses deployed in communities nationwide.

April 17, 2014

Public transportation users save $10,174 annually

The monthly APTA Transit Savings Report examines how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

April 16, 2014

Metra releases names from 'patronage files'

Handwritten index cards reflecting patronage hiring at the agency dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians.

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