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September 30, 2014

APTA: 2.7B trips taken on public transportation

New report on second quarter of 2014 shows a 1.1% increase over the same quarter last year, representing an increase of 30 million more trips. Public transportation ridership outpaced urban vehicle miles traveled, which grew at 0.97% for this quarter.

September 30, 2014

NYU imagines future of transportation

The four include in automated highway in Atlanta, “tiny Google pods” in Los Angeles, on-demand BRT in New Jersey and autonomous bikes in Boston.

September 26, 2014

Ridesharing services face legal threats in California

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angeles on Thursday accused the companies of violating California business law and threatened an injunction on its service following a joint investigation, according to a letter reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

September 26, 2014

No indications of U.S. subway terror plot, officials say

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies have no indications of an ISIS terror plot against U.S. transit systems, two U.S. law enforcement officials told CNN earlier.

September 26, 2014

Tucson streetcar ridership exceeds expectations

By the first week of September, the streetcar was averaging roughly 5,000 per day, and continues to have a high volume of riders.

September 25, 2014

UTA board members complete transit challenge, give feedback

Newly elected UTA Board Chair David Burton, who declined the challenge, said he rides public transit often, but said he didn’t feel he could take it on and "fulfill his obligations."

September 25, 2014

Texans don't see public transit as congestion cure, poll says

The findings also suggest that most Texans may be reluctant to make significant lifestyle changes to cope with congestion, such as changing where they live.

September 25, 2014

D.C. Metro chief Sarles stepping down

Sarles has helmed Metro at a time that has seen massive reinvestment in rebuilding the rail system, the expansion of the Silver Line, the procurement of new 7000 series cars and updating the bus fleet, according to the report.

September 24, 2014

British journalist trashes N.Y. subway as 'hellish'

A British journalist for The Gaurdian Bim Adewunmi wrote an article trashing the New York subway, which she says was so "hellish," it made her homesick for London's Undground. Adewunmi calls out the "MTA's needlessly complex map and messy signage.

September 24, 2014

Foxx calls on Congress to pass GROW AMERICA Act

During a visit to Kawasaki's Lincoln, Neb. plant, the secretary of transportation said Congress' hesitation to pass the $302 billion, four-year transportation reauthorization proposal creates economic uncertainty for millions of Americans who rely on public transportation.

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