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Law would allow transit benefits to apply to Uber, Lyft

Government Issues| July 12, 2016

The measure would only allow the subsidy to apply to alternative options while Metro undergoes its massive maintenance plan, known as SafeTrack, which began last month and is scheduled to end in March.

Maryland MTA bracing for 24-day shut down

Management & Operations| July 12, 2016

From July 22 to August 14, the Reisterstown Plaza, Rogers Avenue and West Cold Spring Metro Subway stations will be completely closed for maintenance of critical components of the rail system.

Management & Operations| July 12, 2016

Frequent, fast service is top factor for transit success, report says

Transit agencies should strive to grow all-purpose riders, who take transit regularly for multiple purposes, as they are the most reliable and financially efficient customers to serve.

Bus| July 12, 2016

NJ Transit advises MCI to temporarily suspend Commuter Coach order

Gov. Chris Christie issued Executive Order No. 210 declaring a State of Emergency and directing the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and the Executive Director of the NJT to plan an immediate and orderly shutdown of all ongoing work that is funded by the Transportation Trust Fund Account.

Rail| July 11, 2016

SEPTA expects downed railcars to remain out of service through Labor Day

A week ago, the agency shut down 120 Silverliner V cars after defects were found in the suspension systems. The shortfall has resulted in many delays, standing-room-only cars and morning trains having to skip stops nearest to downtown Philadelphia after reaching maximum capacity.

Management & Operations| July 11, 2016

Greater Cleveland RTA unveils mobile payment app

With sustainability as one of RTA’s guiding principles, this new paperless form of payment is an additional way to optimize transit’s impact on the environment and provide a greater convenience to riders.

Accessibility| July 11, 2016

Blind Institute of Technology, Uber team for Colorado job access initiative

Thanks to the agreement, a tap of the Uber app will help remove the employment barrier of getting to job interviews for blind and visually impaired BIT candidates in Colorado.

Bus| July 11, 2016

Transdev receives Foothill Transit contract renewal

This month, the company will also assume operational responsibility for three routes formerly operated by LA Metro that traverse Pomona Valley. The entire system transports annual ridership of 14 million customers.

Motorcoach| July 11, 2016

MCI adds service locator option to Emergency Roadside Assistance program

At the same time, MCI added resources to the MCI ERSA call center and enhanced the call routing system.

University| July 11, 2016

D.C.'s American University first to pilot unlimited bus and rail UPass

While the new program will generate about $2.7 million for the current fiscal year, at about $1 a day for each student during the semester, the U•Pass offers an affordable transportation option for students to travel throughout the region for classes, internships, jobs and other activities.

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