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August 22, 2014

On-demand bus service Bridj facing regulation

The company received a letter that said it could not use many of its proposed stops in and around Harvard Square, Kendall Square, and Central Square, the most populous sections of the city.


August 22, 2014

Rochester's bus system getting a facelift

CEO Bill Carpenter said the new look also reflects an agency going through many other changes, including its flagship project, the Downtown Transit Center — a $50 million bus terminal.


August 22, 2014

Ferguson, Mo. protests interrupting bus services

As a result of delays and reroutes, some residents in the area say it has been difficult getting around town and some fear they may lose their jobs.


August 22, 2014

Record number of workers building Honolulu rail

The number of people working on the island’s rail transit project grew to 1,238 during the second quarter, according to the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation. The number reflects the addition of 93 workers.


August 22, 2014

Ore.'s Lane Transit named Outstanding System by APTA

The agency is joined by Tri Delta Transit of Antioch, Calif. (fewer than 4 million customer boardings category), and Utah Transit Authority (more than 20 million annual customer boardings) as this year’s winners.


August 22, 2014

Seattle area transit agency chooses Proterra for EV program

Following a one-year trial period, King County Metro has option to purchase up to 200 more buses and additional fast-charge systems, depending on the outcome of the demonstration.


August 21, 2014

Study finds public transportation users more fit

The study collected and assessed 7,534 BMI measurements and 7,424 body fat percentage measurements from participants in a cross-sectional dataset representative of the British population.


August 21, 2014

Las Vegas mobility network study focuses on Strip

Between the visitors and the employees, the Strip hosts an estimated 155,000 people per square mile—a density that approaches that of Manhattan on a business day, with cars remaining the overwhelming transport option. The plan is expected within the next year and a half.


August 21, 2014

San Diego MTS ridership reaches 95M passengers

Trolley ridership increased nearly 34% over the previous year from 29,699,366 in FY 2013 to 39,694,197 trips in FY 2014, while the bus system logged 55,316,353 trips in FY 2014, a 1% decrease over FY 2013 primarily due to construction delays on major routes.


August 21, 2014

APTA creates 'How Millennial' quiz

The "How Millennial are Your Local Travel Habits" online quiz compares the quiz participant's local travel habits to this tech-savvy 18 to 34 year old generation.


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