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Blog: Calling on customers to 'Buy Local for Transit'

Bus| November 22, 2010
Community Transit gets a majority of its funding from voter-approved 0.9 percent sales tax within its service district. For 2010, 56 percent of its budget is funded through sales tax, with the remainder being made up by other sources including fares and grants.

Study: 'Millennials' driving less, want alternatives

Bus| November 22, 2010
Research revealed that 45 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) said they had consciously made an effort to reduce how much they drive and 64 percent would drive less if alternative options, including public transportation, car sharing or convenient carpooling (ridesharing), were available in their area.
Rail| November 22, 2010

NYC Transit safety workers falsified inspections

The N.Y. MTA Inspector General’s investigation shows that the workers said that they inspected track signals that direct trains in the subway system and found them to be safe. However, they had never conducted the inspections.
Bus| November 22, 2010

Feds award Michigan transit $1.3M for CNG fueling

Funding will support the expansion of local resources for fueling buses with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Added improvements include portable CNG refueling stations to serve remote areas in the county and a new CNG compressor to replace the agency’s oldest compressor.
Motorcoach| November 22, 2010

Prevost delivers H3-45 coaches to Fla.

Matt Brown, operations manager, explains that much of Astro Travel & Tours' business comes from school groups and sports teams, "especially Florida State University, right in our hometown, and the many other colleges whose athletes come to Tallahassee to play the Seminoles."
Rail| November 22, 2010

Bombardier to supply 51 Talent 2 trains to Germany

Thirty-six new three-car and 15 four-car Talent 2 suburban trains will enter service beginning December 2013 in and around Leipzig on the "Mitteldeutsche S-Bahn" network.
Motorcoach| November 19, 2010

Megabus expands New York service

Riders can now travel from New York to Hartford, Conn., and Amherst, Mass., for as low as $1. To celebrate the expansion, megabus.com is offering 1,000 free seats for travel Dec. 15 through Jan. 15.
Rail| November 19, 2010

BART: Not enough fare cheats to fix smart cards

Agency officials claim that the number of fare evaders is still too small to justify making the necessary changes to the smart card. BART and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission are monitoring the problem and will make changes if abuse increases.
Rail| November 19, 2010

Metrolink to buy 20 more Hyundai Rotem railcars

The action, when added to the initial purchase of the new cars, amounts to 137 of the nation's safest railcars being deployed on Metrolink's system, starting with the first 10 next month.
Motorcoach| November 19, 2010

N.C.-based Trolley's Inc. buys Sunway Charters

Sunway, which had been in business for more than 30 years, had planned to close in December after founder Nelson Jackson died earlier this year and no buyers expressed interest in the company.

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