Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on June 7, 2007

Google Maps upgrades transit info


In some cities and for some types of public transportation, Google Maps can now show the next departure time, what lines serve a specific station and a link to the transit agency when users click on transit station icons. To read the full story, click here.

 

Univ. of Wash. to endorse light-rail extension


SEATTLE — The University of Washington and Sound Transit have struck a tentative agreement for construction of a light-rail tunnel to reach the university's on-campus stadium. Sound Transit needs the deal in order to secure a federal grant of $750 million to help fund its planned $1.6 billion, three-mile tunnel from Westlake Center to Husky Stadium. To read the full story, click here.

 

NYC congestion plan competes for federal funds

 


NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to reduce traffic congestion by imposing $8 fees on drivers in Manhattan was chosen this week as one of nine semifinalist cities competing for $1.1 billion in federal transportation aid. To read the full story, click here.

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Technology, shifts in behavior can improve urban transportation: report

Respondents around the globe chose "driving their own car" over other modes of transport for reasons including comfort (54%), ease of access (47%), and reliability (39%).

Phoenix names new bus rapid transit administrator

Mike James spent the last four-and-a-half years planning and managing rail and transit corridors in Seattle, which included street car operations and seven new BRT corridors.

Deadline extended for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Applications can be submitted either by the operation or the solutions provider and will be judged by our BusCon Advisory Board, with winners and shortlisted submissions recognized at BusCon’s Award Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Calif.'s GCTD breaks ground on ops, maintenance facility

The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.

London most expensive city to commute to work via public transit

New York City comes in it at No. 4 at a cost of approximately $120 per month, with Chicago and San Francisco at $102.10 and $86.10 per month, respectively.

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