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September 17, 2014

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.

September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.

September 15, 2014

D.C. can do more to help seniors age in place, report says

Local policymakers and planners can focus on three areas to help DC's older adults get around more easily: pedestrian safety, public transit, and alternative transit options

September 15, 2014

Accessible taxi co. hopes to launch service in Arlington, Va.

To operate as a taxi service in Arlington, however, companies are required to own a county taxicab certificate. According to the report, county officials recommended in a recent memorandum that no new taxicab certificates be issued until 2016, specifically including accessible taxis.

September 12, 2014

$600M in TIGER grants announced

The U.S. DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.

September 11, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.

September 10, 2014

Detroit's M-1 Streetcar earns $12M FTA Tiger grant

The funding, which had been anticipated by M-1 officials, helps to plug what could have been a hole in funding for the streetcar line’s estimated $140-million construction cost and its operating revenues later.

September 3, 2014

L.A. streetcar project shaves $55 million off cost estimate

If the FTA gives the project the full $75-million grant it seeks, that would still leave a funding gap of more than $100 million.

September 2, 2014

N.J. to test solar-powered commuter pods

The pods essentially operate as mini, personal trains. They travel point-to-point along the rail network to the destination you input via an interactive touch screen.

September 2, 2014

5 Largest Public Transit Systems in U.S. (infographic)

The "Let’s Take a Ride" infographic showcases five major U.S. cities — Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco — with most extensive public transit systems in the country.

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