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Phoenix Metro ridership still up

Rail| November 4, 2011
Phoenix Metro averaged 45,867 daily weekday riders in October; 36,725 daily riders on Saturdays; and 22,376 on Sundays. The Saturday average is also the highest on record.

Calif. HSR authority unveils small biz plan, approves funding

Rail| November 4, 2011
The first document was a draft of a new Small Business Policy, outlining contracting requirements to advance the participation of Small Businesses (SBs), Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) and Micro-Businesses in the authority's procurement process.
Bus| November 4, 2011

Detroit drivers’ union pushes for police on buses

One-hundred drivers walked out on their jobs, saying they are afraid to board the buses after one driver was recently beaten on a bus. Police officers used to ride on the buses before budget cuts.
Rail| November 4, 2011

Amtrak pilots e-ticketing on Downeaster service

Passengers will be able to print their tickets from their home, office or at Amtrak ticket offices and Quik-Trak kiosks. Passengers also will be able to use their smart phones to present their eTickets to the conductor by opening the eTicket PDF document from their email on their smart phone and displaying the barcode for the conductor to scan.
Rail| November 3, 2011

Amtrak integrates NEC development with new business line

Concurrent with the new plan, Al Engel, VP of High-Speed Rail, has advised the company he is leaving in December to pursue other opportunities.
Motorcoach| November 3, 2011

Greyhound partners with 7-Eleven on ticket buying program

Through an innovative program in conjunction with 7-Eleven stores and PayNearMe, Greyhound's cash customers can now purchase online and pay for their bus tickets at 7-Eleven neighborhood stores, turning them into local "Greyhound ticketing offices."
Rail| November 3, 2011

Operation Lifesaver awards rail safety education grants, launches campaign

Memphis Area Transit Authority; Phoenix, Ariz.’s Valley Metro; Portland, Ore.-based Tri-Met; and Salt Lake City-based Utah Transit Authority’s TRAX will receive funds for rail safety education.
Bus| November 3, 2011

Green Bay Metro thriving under new chief

Offering free service for Green Bay Packer games is among the many changes new Green Bay Metro Director Tom Wittig has implemented since coming to the agency in June, to help rejuvenate community interest in riding the bus.
Accessibility| November 3, 2011

Greater Bridgeport Transit names new CEO

Douglas Holcomb, who has served as planning and service development officer for the past 11 years, succeeds Ron Kilcoyne, who left GBT this past July to become GM at Lane Transit District in Eugene, Ore.
Rail| November 3, 2011

Wash. awarded $7.9M for transit station

Funds to the Washington DOT will provide construction of a new station with enhanced access to the Amtrak Cascades and ST Sounder services, with dedicated long term parking; improved pedestrian and bus connections; and passenger amenities, including platforms and shelters.

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