Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on December 31, 2008

FTA: TARC can continue services

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following a challenge of its legality, the Federal Transit Administration ruled that the Transit Authority of River City can continue providing bus services to elderly, disabled and low-income residents under specific circumstances. For the full story, click here.

UTA starts quick-pay system

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Transit Authority began a new “tap-and-go” system, which enables riders to use credit cards embedded with an electronic chip to pay fares. For the full story, click here.

Maryland’s cuts to impact WV residents

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – West Virginia MARC train riders will have to pay higher fares for the service, because of the Maryland Transit Administration’s decision this week to cut services. For the full story, click here.

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SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

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