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Mont.'s Mountain Line to extend fare-free program

Management & Operations| September 19, 2017

Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

Senior population growth impacts Laketran demand on Dial-a-Ride

Accessibility| March 21, 2017

Ridership has increased 14 percent over the last three years and has no sign of slowing down. The January 2017 ridership is up 12% over January 2016.

Management & Operations| July 12, 2016

Frequent, fast service is top factor for transit success, report says

Transit agencies should strive to grow all-purpose riders, who take transit regularly for multiple purposes, as they are the most reliable and financially efficient customers to serve.

Management & Operations| January 12, 2016

Q&A: Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Linda S. Watson

In September, the agency was one of the inaugural winners of METRO Magazine’s Innovative Solutions Awards at BusCon 2015 for its real-time bus and rail tracking initiative. METRO recently spoke to Watson about that project, as well as the first five years of her tenure and the industry’s opportunity to grow its profile in communities across the nation, including in Austin.

Bus| October 20, 2015

'Zero fare' pilot boosts Mont. bus system ridership

Mountain Line administrators decided last winter to enact a "zero fare" demonstration project for the next three years, eliminating fares entirely in January.

University| July 20, 2015

N.J. community college shuttle catching on

It remains an open question as to whether the college and/or the county will pick up the entire tab for the college shuttle service when the three-year federal grant expires in November 2016.

Motorcoach| June 25, 2015

Study: 1.3 million will travel by bus over July 4th holiday

An estimated 1,312,905 passengers will make trips of 50 miles or more by bus, surpassing all previous Fourth of July holidays over the past 10 years.

Bus| May 7, 2015

Conn. BRT system surpasses 150K riders in just 5 weeks

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Rail| April 22, 2015

N.Y. subway ridership reaches 65-year high

The increased number of customers creates challenges for the MTA to operate the subway system while minimizing delays, crowding and inconvenience. The subway system has traditionally performed maintenance work during off-peak hours, which are now experiencing record ridership.

Management & Operations| March 9, 2015

Record 10.8 billion trips taken on public transit in 2014

Annual public transit ridership, the highest number in 58 years, increased even when gas prices declined by 42.9 cents in the fourth quarter.

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