Management & Operations

$3.2M used to operate Calif. train shut down for months

Posted on March 24, 2014

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — Taxpayers paid $3.2 million to operate the North County Transit District’s (NCTD) Sprinter rail line last spring, despite it being shut down for several months because of brake issues, reported the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The cost for an idle train was far greater than the $1.3 million spent to run replacement buses during the same period, according to figures provided by the NCTD. Transit officials say they had no choice but to keep paying the train’s operators and maintenance crews during the two-and-a half month closure. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Amazon pulls controversial ads from NYC subways

The ads were for its new series, “The Man in the High Castle,” and featured wrapped New York subway seats with iconography from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Chicago agencies release new Ventra mobile payment app

The app is the first of its kind to allow customers to pay for rides on all three transit systems — CTA, Metra and Pace — from their mobile devices, transforming the way people across Chicago take transit each day.

N.Y. N.J. Port Authority chief, Foye to step down

In a memo Thursday to the agency’s staff, Foye said he would withdraw from consideration to become the authority’s new CEO, a position created in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal of September 2013.

Peter Rogoff to lead Seattle's Sound Transit

Current Sound Transit CEO Joni Earl, who has been on medical leave, will retire in March 2016 following the opening of the University Link light rail line. Deputy CEO Mike Harbour, who did not apply for the CEO position, will continue to serve as the agency’s acting CEO until Rogoff’s arrival.

MBTA to ban all political ads on system

Its current advertising guidelines ban political campaign ads, which pertain to specific candidates, parties and ballot questions. The agency also does not allow ads that are considered “demeaning or disparaging” to an individual or a group.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close