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U. of Texas, CapMetro shorten shuttle bus agreement

University| July 26, 2010
The board member responsible for shortening agreement believes that more of the financial onus should be put on UT; however, UT officials feel that the students and staff carry close to five times the fiscal responsibility of those who regularly ride the transit system.

BART to spend surplus on customers

Accessibility| July 26, 2010
In June, the board began considering how to use the surplus and proposed using about half, or $2.3 million, for a short-term fare reduction. The two fare reduction options that are under consideration were cutting fares by 3 percent for four months, or by 5 percent for three months.
Rail| July 26, 2010

Trolley extension route to UC San Diego selected

The $1.2 billion, 11-mile extension to the region's light rail system is expected to increase transit ridership by 20,000 boardings a day. The voter-approved project has half of the funds dedicated from the TransNet half-cent sales tax.
Bus| July 26, 2010

Calif.-based SunLine to unveil automated ticket machines

Machines are user friendly, accessible to customers using wheelchairs and other mobility devices, has large print, is colorful easy to read, and features voice activated audio and Braille to assist the hearing and visually impaired.
University| July 26, 2010

Gov. honors James Madison U.'s SafeRides service

In 2009, SafeRides transported between 120 and 150 students each night, each weekend totaling 7,237 rides. The service helps students avoid driving under the influence.
University| July 26, 2010

Web Extra: Indiana U. Campus Bus transports a record 3.5M riders

The down economy has caused a large spike in student enrollment, boosting ridership numbers. Without federal or state funds to purchase additional buses, the system has had to find other ways to accommodate more riders.
University| July 26, 2010

So. Carolina St. U. begins construction on transportation center

The initial phase, which is scheduled to be completed in 350 days, consists of the Transit Research Center, an 8,474-square-foot structure that will be used to conduct research on transportation vehicles.
Bus| July 23, 2010

MBTA debuts mobile parking payment system

Parkmobile enables riders to pay with a smart phone application or by sending a text message or making a call from any cell phone.
Bus| July 23, 2010

Cleveland RTA honored by COMTO

Several employees won awards at this year’s National Meeting & Training Conference in Cleveland. Loretta Kirk, RTA’s Deputy General Manager, won COMTO’s Thomas G. Neusom Founders Award for her dedication to the growth and development of minorities in the transportation industry.
Rail| July 23, 2010

L.A. marks 20th anniversary of Metro Rail system

System includes five light rail and subway lines spanning 79 miles of track. Trains carry on an average weekday more than 327,000 boardings.

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