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Free transit rides end for Chicago seniors

Bus| September 1, 2011
Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace Bus will only continue to offer free rides to low-income seniors. Other seniors are still eligible for discounted fares. Agencies have stationed personnel at some stations to help seniors adjust to the change.

Driver in fatal N.Y. bus crash indicted

Motorcoach| September 1, 2011
Ophadell Williams, the World Wide Travel driver in a bus accident that killed 15 people has been indicted on multiple counts of manslaughter.
Rail| August 31, 2011

Feds commit $1B to Denver commuter rail project

The Denver RTD is the first transit agency in the nation to successfully pursue a comprehensive public-private partnership that encompasses the design, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of its regional transit projects.
Bus| August 31, 2011

Obama urges Congress to extend surface transportation bill

President also directed the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development to each select three "high-priority" construction projects already funded that can be completed within 18 months.
Bus| August 31, 2011

Fla. Transit orders 50 new NABI buses

The initial delivery, which is under way, will bring the total number of NABI buses in Broward County Transit's fleet to 170 buses. The new buses will consist of both 40-foot and 60-foot BRT articulated buses.
Rail| August 31, 2011

N.Y. MTA to expedite repair of storm damaged rail line

The MTA has begun a careful and disciplined survey of every mile of the Port Jervis Line and all supporting structures, systems and equipment. A team of diverse specialists is being assembled to assess the full extent of damage and develop a work plan that addresses the need to rebuild miles of the right of way.
Rail| August 31, 2011

Amtrak bolsters security during 9/11 anniversary period

Rail service is conducting more passenger and baggage screenings, increasing the use of K-9 explosive detection teams, and expanding police patrols at stations, on trains, along the tracks and other key rail infrastructure.
Rail| August 31, 2011

BART names new GM

Grace Crunican is BART’s ninth GM. She holds a solid background in transportation, which includes a history of successful strategies to secure and increase capital and transit funding.
Bus| August 31, 2011

Cleveland RTA offers info via QR Codes

The two-dimensional barcode, made of small black squares and rectangles, is arranged in a square on a white background that typically leads to text, a URL or other information. In RTA's case, QR codes lead to a specific map and/or route information.
Rail| August 30, 2011

Amtrak to resume Northeast service

Flooding at the Trenton, N.J.-based station was the problem for the rail network, as well as New Jersey Transit and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, which also could not get their trains into Trenton.

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