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Calif. agencies approve merger

Bus| April 21, 2015

Pending adoption by its member entities, the merger between Victor Valley Transit Authority and Barstow Area Transit is slated to take effect July 1, 2015.

GO Transit set to increase rail service by 50%

Management & Operations| April 21, 2015

The agency currently offers about 1,500 trips a week on its regional rails. That will increase to about 2,200 in five years, and the provincial government is promising that by the time its electrification program is built out around 2024, there will be 6,000 weekly trains

Motorcoach| April 21, 2015

53 evacuated after bus catches fire

The driver told investigators he heard what sounded like a rear tire's exploding and immediately pulled off to the side of the road. As soon as he stopped, he saw that the back of the bus was on fire. The bus was declared a total loss.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2015

N.Y. bus driver suspended after distracted driving caught on video

The incident was caught on cell phone video by a passenger who didn’t want to be identified out of fear of retaliation. The passenger said they shot the video out of concern for other passenger’s safety.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2015

N.J. Transit 9% fare hike proposal angers commuters

This would help the agency close a $60 million budget gap, which has been cut in half from $120 million. This is the first fare increase in five years.

Bus| April 21, 2015

MCI Stands Up for Transportation in Pembina, Chicago and Louisville

Officials at MCI’s Pembina plant included Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; North Dakota Commerce Department Commissioner Alan Anderson; Gail Hand, northeastern director for Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Tom Brusegaard, regional director for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D;  Pembina County Commissioner Hetty Walker; and Cavalier, N.D. Mayor Ken Briese.

Bus| April 21, 2015

Uber adds rickshaws to service in India

Drivers are told to say ‘namaste,’ a common Indian greeting, and are encouraged to use their meters. Uber pays its drivers an additional 40 rupees, or just over 60 cents, per ride on top of the fare.

University| April 20, 2015

S.F. State student discount transit pass plan gaining traction

One complication that arose in the process is BART’s unwillingness to pay for a $1.5 million reprogramming of Clipper cards to recognize the student discount.

University| April 20, 2015

Wis. city merges taxi, university bus service to create transit system

The project, which began in 2011, was prompted by unprecedented campus growth resulting in heightened demand for parking in Platteville.

University| April 20, 2015

New S.C. shuttle to serve college students

The Hub City Hopper, based in downtown Spartanburg will serve students living on campus or residents near University of South Carolina Upstate, Converse College or Wofford College.

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