Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on July 23, 2008

Beijing expands transit for green Olympics

BEIJING — In preparation for the Olympics, China has increased anti-pollution measures, including limiting when cars can be on the roads, opening a subway line and adding a light rail line. For the full story, click here.

Casino motorcoach shuttle sees ridership jump

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Despite dropping casino revenues, Ramblin Express has experienced a 10 percent ridership increase so far in 2008, comprised mainly of retirees and casino workers. For the full story, click here.

Chicago Transit considers supermarket stops

CHICAGO — The Chicago Transit Authority has hired a real estate firm to look into stores and other small businesses, such as dry cleaners, that can potentially be included in transit stops. For the full story, click here.

County coach offers affordable transportation

MARION, Ohio — The Morrow County Transportation Collaborative (MCTC) recently started an in-county shuttle for residents. While the service is growing, MCTC is reaching out to get more residents to ride. For 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The new facility will replace an outdated and deteriorating bus garage located on a three-acre site that was originally built in the 1970’s for a much smaller fleet.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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