Wash. transit system joins MySpace
SEATTLE — Snohomish County, Wash.-based Community Transit aims to increase teen ridership this summer by creating a MySpace page and a YouTube video. The agency has employed a promotions and outreach specialist to design messages geared toward younger riders. To read the full story, click here.
Riders ask much of new Long Island Rail chief
LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Helena Williams, who takes the helm of the LIRR next Monday, has said she would focus on safety, security and reliability of service, and will be laying the groundwork to meet future transportation needs. Residents, civic leaders and elected officials are also pushing for clearing trash from the right-of-way, fixing up neglected stations, increasing reverse-commute service, noise reduction and other requests. To read the full story, click here.
Calif. transit system plans $133M BRT
ORANGE, Calif. — On Monday, the Orange County Transportation Authority board approved a $133 million plan to implement a new bus rapid transit system, which will have three routes and supplement the county’s current bus system. The first route will debut in December 2008. To read the full story, click here.