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Metro-North Railroad adds QR codes

Rail| April 5, 2012
The introduction for train schedules and status information is just the latest in a long series of improvements in how the railroad communicates with its customers.

DART adds text to police capabilities

Rail| April 5, 2012
The new tool is not meant to replace emergency calls, but instead assist crime fighting by adding an option for transit customers that are hearing impaired, do not wish to make a phone call if they see a crime or something else that makes them uncomfortable while on DART, according to the agency.
Rail| April 5, 2012

MBTA board approves fare hikes, some cuts

In approving the spending reduction plan, the board acknowledged the measures might be nothing more than a one-year patch for the underfunded transit system.
Bus| April 5, 2012

TIGER grant requests exceed $10 billion

The U.S. DOT received 703 applications from all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Bus| April 5, 2012

Denver bus drivers protest transit cuts

Joined by riders and members of Occupy Denver, they say the cuts, both local and national, prevent them from getting people to and from jobs and home, which is a basic civil right.
Rail| April 5, 2012

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority to replace rail station for $256M

The new station will accommodate increased ridership at Harrison and eventually along the entire Newark-World Trade Center PATH line, with the addition of longer platforms to accommodate 10-car trains instead of the current eight-car limit.
Bus| April 4, 2012

Man who assaulted Canadian driver gets no jail time

Area bus drivers are said to be "furious" with the ruling.
Bus| April 4, 2012

Fuel hedging saves Nashville transit $6.5M

Program has generated almost $2.4 million in savings for five agencies with contract prices of $2.30 per gallon for diesel fuel and $2.11 for gas. The first two years of the hedging program generated $632,811 in savings the first year and more than $3.4 million in the second year.
Bus| April 4, 2012

U.S. DOT releases $62M for road, bridge repair

The money will reimburse seven states for fixing or replacing highways, bridges and other roadway structures. Costs associated with detours, debris removal and other immediate measures necessary to restore traffic flow in affected areas are also eligible for reimbursement.
Bus| April 4, 2012

L.A. County agencies hold joint roadeo

Forty-eight contestants endured what was called Southern California’s worst winter rain storm to take on the challenge of maneuvering 40-foot buses through the Roadeo course set at Gardena Municipal Bus Line’s new state of the art transit facility.

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