May 24, 2013
Proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget of approximately $1.3 billion, an increase of less than 3% compared to Fiscal Year 2013. Budget is projected to have a $38 million shortfall. Deferred votes on its operating and capital budgets, due to uncertainties in state funding levels.
Contract includes an option for six more. The new coaches will be used to transport Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
The investigative group focusing on the track has learned from inspection reports that in April, maintenance work was done in the area of the derailment of the eastbound train. Records revealed that a joint bar, used to join two sections of rail together, was cracked and that it was repaired by Metro-North personnel.
Will help the four major transit agencies in New York and New Jersey that sustained the greatest damage from Hurricane Sandy. Nearly one-third of the money is set aside to help the agencies begin investing in resiliency projects to help ensure that their transit assets are better able to withstand future disasters, such as major floods.
The Buncombe County Transportation program, RIDE, offers $10 off one-way ground transportation with private taxi and transportation providers.
Funding for the special transportation has been cut for five years in a row because it is tied to revenue from Atlantic City casinos — which has dropped by 30% since 2011, as gambling proliferates in nearby states.
More than 550,000 customers currently enrolled in the agency’s programs will receive new permits this fall that will enable them to take advantage of the Chicago Transit Authority and Pace’s new contactless fare payment system, using a single card to travel throughout the region.
The contractor will operate the Village of Schaumburg’s Dial-A-Ride Transportation service beginning June 1, 2013. Will implement new technologies to improve service, including vehicle monitoring system DriveCam and the Trapeze scheduling system.
Call the changes a band-aid for a bigger problem, ask for further discussions.
The draft could reach the Iowa City Council for a formal vote in June.
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