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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 20, 2014

UK launches bus powered by human and food waste

The Bio-Bus can travel up to 186 miles on a full tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of around five people to produce.

November 20, 2014

Shuster to continue as chairman of House T&I

In a statement, he says he looks forward to building upon the committee's previous successes and continuing our work to reform federal programs, cut red tape, reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and families, and promote greater transparency and fiscal responsibility.

November 20, 2014

CUTA presents 2014 Leadership Awards

The ceremony took place in front of transit leaders gathered in Niagara Falls for the CUTA Fall Conference and Trans-Expo, hosted by Niagara Falls Transit, Welland Transit, St. Catharines Transit Commission and Niagara Parks.

November 19, 2014

N.Y. MTA activates winter operations plan

The plan, which affects NYCT subways, buses and the Staten Island Railway, is updated and put into effect in mid-November each year in an effort to anticipate the effect of inclement weather on service.

November 18, 2014

Lextrans' GM Burke resigning

Has accepted a position as director of Sarasota County Area Transit in Sarasota, Fla. Lextran’s assistant GM, Jared Forte, resigned in October 2014 and is now acting assistant GM at Sun Tran in Tucson, Ariz.

November 18, 2014

First Transit's Phoenix location wins 2 awards

Company earns ISO 14001 recertification as well as the Maricopa County (AZ) Air Quality Excellence award, as part of their commitment to the county’s Clean Air Campaign.

November 18, 2014

Jacksonville breaks ground on BRT system

The First Coast Flyer BRT Downtown Project, nearly six miles long with 12 stations, is the initial segment of a five-phased BRT system planned for the Jacksonville region. The new service will operate in dedicated lanes during peak hours for a portion of the route.

November 18, 2014

Chicago targeting abuse of free, reduced fare cards

Regulations for free and reduced-fare programs — which include seniors, persons with disabilities, U-Pass, student fares and other categories — stipulate that those cards can only be used by the individual identified on the card and can’t be transferred.

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