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PVTA considering eliminating some 'Five College' bus runs

University| July 17, 2017

Routes being considered for elimination include linking Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Smith; and an express run between Smith and UMass. Together they account for some 85,000 riders each year.

Gov. Baker withdraws support of plan to cut MBTA weekend rail service

Management & Operations| March 22, 2017

The proposal to cut the weekend service for a year, which had been heavily criticized, was among a number of options on the table as the public transit agency looks to close a $42 million budget gap.

Management & Operations| March 7, 2017

WMATA revised budget restores some service, maintains 'balanced sacrifice'

GM Paul J. Wiedefeld’s revised plan would increase rail, bus, and parking fares for the fiscal year that begins July 1, as originally proposed.

Rail| February 7, 2017

BART considering rail station sponsorships, more to fill budget gap

In November, voters approved a $3.5 billion bond measure to rehabilitate BART, however, declining revenue and rising costs mean the agency could face a $25 million to $45 million operating deficit in the coming budget year.

Management & Operations| January 9, 2017

Calif.'s Santa Clara VTA proposes major service overhaul

Hopes to vote on the proposal, which will be shopped for comment in a series of nine public hearings, by April. The plan would impact nearly all of its 70 bus lines, plus 42 miles of light rail.

Management & Operations| November 29, 2016

Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

The roughly $180,000 in cost savings from the night service reductions for the Springfield Mass Transit District are less than one third of what is already being done while SMTD awaits delayed payments and a clearer budget picture from the state.

Management & Operations| October 31, 2016

WMATA budget proposal would kill 14 bus lines

Fares on the regional bus system would increase to $2 from $1.75, while the plan would also raise Metrorail fares, reduce train frequency, and cut 1,000 jobs, including 300 bus and train operators.

Management & Operations| October 25, 2016

CTA's 2017 budget includes no fare increases, service cuts for 8th year

Long-term deals on fuel and increased non-fare revenue have helped CTA cope with reduced funding from the state and a decline in ridership, which fell to just under 500 million in 2016.

Government Issues| September 16, 2016

Bill forces NJ Transit to notify riders of bus, rail service cuts

The bill was introduced last year after the transportation authority eliminated the last New Jersey-bound trains of the night on the North Jersey Coast and Morris & Essex Lines.

Management & Operations| June 16, 2016

NJ TRANSIT juggles next year's budget to fill $46M budget gap

The agency will keep its operating budget essentially flat and reduce spending on construction projects by $416 million. The agency plans to spend $2.111 billion on operations in fiscal year 2017, which is $4.5 million less than this year.

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