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How to Host a 'Super' Travel Day on Transit for Fans

| February 28, 2018

As one of the biggest cities in the country, Philadelphia is often selected to host events that attract national and international audiences, most recently the 2013 U.S. Open Championship, the 2015 World Meeting of Families and papal visit by Pope Francis, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and the 2017 NFL Draft. But until February 7, 2018, the city had never hosted a Super Bowl champions parade.

Minn. Metro Transit union workers threaten strike during Super Bowl

Management & Operations| November 14, 2017

The union’s president noted that although the most recent agreement was overwhelmingly rejected, he is optimistic an agreement will be reached before the deadline.

Rail| February 8, 2017

MBTA rail carries record number of riders for Patriots parade

Keolis reports a 60% increase in ridership, deploying additional trains and coaches to accommodate more than 215,000 passengers.

February 25, 2016

Where are the Super Bowl-esque ads about public transportation?

When it comes to communicating that people have transportation options besides their own drive-alone cars, the transit industry is getting its lunch handed to it, and has been for decades. It must face that it’s a fringe player that wants to become mainstream. And it’s not getting any easier. While we hear so many great stories about options presented by bikeshare systems and technology and Uber, the fact remains that people are buying cars more than ever.

Management & Operations| February 5, 2015

Super Bowl contributes to record Valley Metro ridership

Transit service to events included multiple layers of strategic activity to ensure success, including five days of enhanced light rail service to support rider demand and special bus service to and from outlying park-and-rides to provide added transit options.

 

Management & Operations| August 12, 2014

Limited rail capacity hindered NJ Transit service for Super Bowl, report finds

Commissioned by the NJ Transit board of directors, the report did note shortcomings, but said the agency performed 'admirably' in transporting fans to MetLife Stadium for the event.

Bus| March 11, 2014

NJ Transit, NFL no show at hearings on Super Bowl transit problems

The chairman of the committee that held the hearings says initial findings suggest the transit problems were caused by “an overreliance on expensive bus options that fans were unlikely to use” as well as the lack of a backup plan.
Bus| February 19, 2014

NJ Transit head resigns, replacement named

The current executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Veronique (Ronnie) Hakim, was named as James Weinstein's replacement. The move is expected to be completed by March 1.
Bus| February 11, 2014

Superbowl transit problems to be investigated

Will look into why NJ Transit didn’t anticipate how many people would be taking the train home and plan to accommodate them.
Accessibility| December 10, 2013

Public transportation to fuel movement for Super Bowl

Approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation – via bus, train, and high occupancy vehicles.
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