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Wash.'s Pierce Transit to restore 59,000 service hours

Management & Operations| April 12, 2016

Hours were cut during the recession a few years ago. The agency's board also approved the purchase of seven new buses at a total price of $4.5 million to meet its service goals.

Cleveland RTA ridership growth spurs expansion plans

Bus| November 12, 2013
Leading the ridership spurt, is the Red Line rapid, which is largely because of an increase in workers riding downtown from the West Side, he said. Passenger counts also continue to build on the $200 million HealthLine BRT system, that is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week.
Bus| September 26, 2013

Community Transit restores service it cut in 2010

During the recession, the transit system cut 37% of its bus service, partly by restructuring its route network. Beginning Sept. 30, Community Transit is adding back service hours primarily on commuter trips to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle.
Motorcoach| June 18, 2012

Motorcoach Operator Q&A: Contending with Change

Operators discuss how they are adapting to evolving equipment, tighter competition and different customer needs and weigh in on proposed safety regulations.
Rail| April 30, 2012

Report: Railcar manufacturing down last 5 years

The moderate annualized decrease in industry revenue of 1.7% masks the sharp demand declines experienced during the recession. However, locomotives and railcars are built when ordered, which causes order backlogs that can last an average of three years.
Bus| October 27, 2011

TriMet faces FY2013 budget shortfall

The agency began its budget process three months ahead of schedule to begin developing options to respond to a projected $12 million to $17 million shortfall. The agency's FY12 operating budget is $444 million.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Detroit’s SMART to cut service, lay off 123 workers

After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.
Bus| September 27, 2011

Report: More transportation upgrades needed for economic recovery

The economic recession has only provided a temporary respite from the growing congestion problem, according to a new study. When the economic growth returns, the average commuter is estimated to see an additional three hours of delay by 2015 and 7 hours by 2020.
August 31, 2011

OCTA CEO: Getting America back to work

More than 250 people gathered today in Orange, Calif. for a first-of-its kind summit to discuss factors that create jobs and offer solutions to expediting transportation projects for America’s future.
August 12, 2011

Economic situation feels like a bad movie

When I think of the economic situation this country is in, I can't help but to feel like Michael Corleone in "Godfather III" when he says "Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in!"
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