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Experts say BRT could boost Detroit region

Bus| February 28, 2012
Representatives from transit agencies in other major cities shared how rapid transit buses helped them improve service, increase ridership and attract redevelopment. Creating a regional agency to operate the system would force coordination and efficiency on overlapping city and suburban bus providers.

Chicago greenlights $7.3M for BRT

Bus| February 21, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration approved tax increment financing for downtown service. The funds will be combined with $24.6 million from the FTA.
Bus| February 15, 2012

LaHood recommends $2.2B worth of rail, BRT projects

The projects, included in President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, will put thousands of Americans to work building the vital infrastructure the nation needs to improve access to jobs while reducing U.S. dependence on oil and spurring new economic development.
Bus| January 24, 2012

Md. group votes for busway over light rail for corridor

Citing affordability and timing, the Montgomery County Council voted Tuesday to recommend a busway over light rail, which it endorsed in 2009.
Bus| January 24, 2012

Calif.’s AC Transit selects new BRT director

Arul Edwin, who has successfully managed similar transportation projects from Boston to Seattle, is now the program director for a BRT plan that will modernize and improve East Bay bus service.
Bus| January 18, 2012

Cleveland RTA ridership up

December 2011 marked the eighth month in a row of increased ridership throughout the RTA system.
Bus| January 10, 2012

Detroit light rail 'back on the table'

Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced their support for a shorter version of the light rail project that would be built as part of an upgraded system of rapid transit buses.
Bus| January 10, 2012

Sun Metro BRT gains FTA Small Starts approval

Includes procurement of 10 low-floor branded buses, construction of 12 new RTS stations and the installation of traffic signal priority at 42 intersections.
Rail| January 9, 2012

Detroit light rail could get $25M in fed funds

Despite a recent reallocation of a grant to bus rapid transit, the city may receive additional funding for the project.
Rail| December 27, 2011

Scrapped Detroit light rail still has investors

Despite Mayor Bing’s recent decision to end the proposed rail plan in favor of BRT, many investors are still supporting a scaled-back version of the project.

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