Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on April 30, 2008

  • No prospective WiFi partners for L.A.
    TORRANCE, Calif. — While transit authorities in other cities across the U.S. are setting up WiFi partnerships, Los Angeles Metro cannot secure providers, despite being in the second-largest city in the nation. For the full story, click here.
  • Chicago Transit to use bus-only lanes
    CHICAGO — Inspired by a bus rapid transit system in Brazil, Mayor Richard Daley plans to use $153 million in federal funding to bring bus-only lanes to Chicago. For the full story, click here.
  • Charter operator undaunted by pricier fuel
    WICHITA, Kan. — Jeff Arensdorf, co-owner of Wichita’s Village Charters, handles the cost increase in fuel by purchasing in bulk and advertising the company's charters as a vacation alternative. For the full story, click here.
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    SacRT, TransLoc to expand microtransit pilot project

    The agency implemented the first phase of SmaRT Ride in February and its resounding success was the catalyst for service expansion beginning sooner than anticipated on Monday, April 23.

    Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation in 2017

    Compared to public transit ridership in 2016, there was a 2.9%  decrease in ridership as bus ridership declined by 4.3%.  

    Peer review finds Chicago's transit system ranks high in coverage, efficiency

    According to the report, CTA, Pace, and Metra ranked in the top half of their peer groups for 14 of the 16 measures reviewed and in the top three for seven of those measures.

    Keolis to operate OCTA's on-demand microtransit pilot

    The OC Flex will connect to the OC Bus network and Metrolink commuter rail stations. Passengers will have the ability to hail rides from their phones and track the status of their trips.

    Sacramento RT looking to develop 'world class' transit system

    The 'SacRT Forward' study will have variety of community involvement components, including two stakeholder meetings, SacRT Board workshops, and nearly a dozen community events where planners will solicit input from current riders and potential riders alike.

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