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St. Louis Metro approves FY 2012 budget

Bus| May 23, 2011
Higher gas prices will be one significant impact on the cost of operations. The agency purchases approximately six million gallons of fuel annually, and the overall increase in fuel cost is expected to be $6 million for the year.

APTA announces Bus Safety, Security awards

Bus| May 23, 2011
Awarded in four categories determined by annual ridership for public systems and one category for contracted systems, the awards recognize public transportation organizations for their positive and proactive safety and security programs that are dedicated to improving safety and security for the employees, passengers and the public.
Accessibility| May 23, 2011

AC Transit cancels 'Fiscal Emergency' hearing

The public hearing was planned in anticipation of a substantial shortfall in the agency's working capital for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.
Bus| May 23, 2011

Georgia university students to pay fee for shuttle system

The $20 parking fee for Kennesaw State University was expected to be approved at a recent Board of Regents meeting; however, final approval was made back in November by the university's Student Fee Committee.
Rail| May 23, 2011

Web Extra: Sound Transit commences Univ. of Washington tunneling project

University Link will extend the region's first modern light rail system by about three miles and serve an estimated 70,000 additional daily riders in one of the most densely populated areas of the university and the nation.
University| May 23, 2011

Bowling Green State U. receives 3 new buses

The buses cost $360,885 altogether, and will have a different look, with the engine placed in the back instead of the front, and the Art department designing the adorning university insignia.
University| May 23, 2011

Ohio State U. copes with rising fuel prices

The University budgeted almost $772,000 in 2010 for fuel costs, but in 2011 that number jumped to almost $829,000. As part of their preparation, they partnered with the Central Ohio Transit Authority, which allows students to ride city buses by showing their BuckID at a cost to the student of $9 every quarter.
University| May 23, 2011

Texas transit unveils rates for university riders

University of North Texas and other college students would pay $175 for a semester of local service or $250 for a semester of regional service from Denton County Transportation Authority. Faculty and staff would pay $250 for a semester of local service, or $340 for a semester of regional service. Some students and faculty argue that the pricing is too expensive.
University| May 23, 2011

U. of Toronto students adopt summer U-Pass

Extending the popular Universal Bus Pass program, which allows an unlimited number of transit trips throughout the summer. The passes are paid for through student fees. Students voted overwhelmingly in favor of the program.
Rail| May 20, 2011

Amtrak seeking private investment for Northeast Corridor

Pursuit of private financing is one of several actions taken by the agency to expedite its next-generation high-speed rail vision plan since it was announced in September 2010. The business plan will identify and develop public and private funding sources and address fundamental issues of risk, credit, debt and investment phasing among other criteria.

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