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August 20, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar unlikely to receive $5M fed grant

The regional transit authority's grant application rated poorly in a standard scoring process completed by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments transportation planning agency, according to documents obtained by The Enquirer.

August 19, 2014

Topeka transit to add bike-sharing as 'route extension'

Each $1,250 bike, provided by bike-sharing start up Social Bicycles, has an onboard transaction computer, so customers can check out and pay for the bike.

August 19, 2014

Dallas light rail service to airport takes off

The five-mile segment links newly renovated Terminal A and Belt Line Station, with continuing service to major regional destinations including Irving-Las Colinas, Dallas Market Center and downtown Dallas.

August 18, 2014

Huffer to resign from Kansas City GM post

Has served as GM since 2000 and positioned the agency to begin the implementation of an organization-wide restructuring designed to emphasize its capabilities and technical expertise to plan and manage regional projects.

August 15, 2014

'Pop-up' bus co. Bridj to expand service in Boston area

The company had been testing three routes using fixed pickups, will operate with an initial capacity of about 500 riders a day and scale up to 15,000 passengers over time.

August 15, 2014

King County Metro to offer $1.50 fare card for low-income riders

The agency, which said it will lose $7 million to $9 million to subsidize these rides and cover the processing costs, is only the second big U.S. transit agency, after San Francisco, to offer low-income discounts.

August 15, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $10,064 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the average national gas price of $3.47 per gallon.

August 15, 2014

Denver RTD extends Veolia 'Group 25 Services' contract

Will continue to provide operations and maintenance services to serving approximately 7.5 million passengers annually utilizing 325 employees and 107 buses.

August 15, 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.

August 14, 2014

Mont. bus service to operate fare-free

It expected the program will increase ridership by 45%, reduce operating costs, and speed-up boarding times, according to the report.

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