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As business increases, Texas town explores public transportation

Bus| September 12, 2014
Flower Mound is a non-funding member of the Denton County Transportation Authority, which means it votes on the board but does not fund its services. Public transportation in the city has been discussed for years, but its participation has been limited.

NJ Transit plans move to larger buses, railcars

Bus| September 12, 2014
Move to multilevel railcars would increase available seats by 6% while decreasing the number of railcars in the fleet, while switching to 45-foot buses would increase overall seating capacity by 7%, according to the agency.
Accessibility| September 12, 2014

CATS approves negotiating long-term contract with interim CEO

Bob Mirabito was first hired on an interim basis in May of last year, at a time when several board changes and the resignation of former CEO Brian Marshall had left the transit system on shaky ground.
Bus| September 11, 2014

MBTA looking at ways to boost ridership

Eliminating the use of cash on buses and introducing the mobile app used by commuter rail passengers to other public transit lines are strategies under consideration by state officials as ridership numbers have declined due to steady fare increases.
Bus| September 11, 2014

NJ Transit expands mobile ticketing app to bus system

Previously available only to rail customers, MyTix will now enable bus customers in southern New Jersey to purchase and display monthly passes using their smart phones.
Bus| September 11, 2014

St. Louis Metro wins $10M TIGER grant

Will be used to build a new MetroLink Station as well as expand the busiest MetroLink station on the light rail system, the Central West End Station, and will be used to create the first section of a bike trail that will connect the new MetroLink station to the regional Great Rivers Greenway trail network.
Rail| September 11, 2014

Chicago Transit to overhaul 3200-series railcars

Will extend the life of the railcars and improve their performance, efficiency and reliability by replacing or rebuilding many of the railcars’ major components
Rail| September 11, 2014

SEPTA launches passenger etiquette campaign

The new "Dude It's Rude" program attempts to reform customer travel habits that have continuously been reported as big problems for specific service modes including taking trash with them, watching their language and blocking the front aisle.
Accessibility| September 11, 2014

19th BusCon Moves to Indianapolis, Touts Education and More

The Expo will feature plenty of vehicles and technology on the show floor as well as an expanded educational program covering an array of topics, including safety, compliance, accessibility and finding cost efficiencies.

Government Issues| September 10, 2014

Detroit's M-1 Streetcar earns $12M FTA Tiger grant

The funding, which had been anticipated by M-1 officials, helps to plug what could have been a hole in funding for the streetcar line’s estimated $140-million construction cost and its operating revenues later.

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