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Cornell U. president struggling to find funds for transit subsidies

University| May 5, 2014
President David Skorton is considering a request from the University Assembly to increase its subsidies to Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit, to avoid cutting free bus passes for first-year students. However, Cornell’s Transportation Services department is facing a $700,000 annual budget deficit.

69% of U. of Chicago students support U-Pass

University| May 5, 2014
Despite the support it is unlikely the university will implement a U-Pass program for the 2014-2015 school year because the deadline for adding a referendum to the SG elections has passed.
Accessibility| May 5, 2014

Question of the Day: How is social media making an impact at your agency?

We asked transit agency leaders: How social media is making an impact their agencies?
Accessibility| May 5, 2014

Lane Transit District employs innovation to bolster accessibility

Eugene, Ore.-based agency believes all customers have the right to travel throughout the community on public transit, which is a major reason it began retrofitting buses with lifts in the early 1980s.
Bus| May 5, 2014

KCATA making services more accessible, eco-friendly and safe

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority is well on its way through several projects that will make its services more accessible and environmentally friendly, while also improving safety for passengers and employees.
Motorcoach| May 1, 2014

Md. coach operator features new MCI J4500 at Earth Day fair

With its new J4500, Adventure Tours joined the American Bus Association and MCI in promoting green travel at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Earth Day Fair on April 22. The operator recently took delivery of two new wheelchair-lift-equipped J4500 coaches.
Bus| May 1, 2014

Chicago Transit closes $79M TIFIA loan

As part of the CTA 2013-2017 Capital Improvement Plan, the 9.4 mile Dan Ryan Branch of the CTA Red Line is being fully reconstructed. Improvements to the terminal will mean better bus and rail connections and reduced travel congestion and delays.

Masabi to launch mobile ticketing with New York’s MTA

Riders will be able to use their phones as tickets on both Metro-North Railroad and Long Island Rail Road.
Rail| May 1, 2014

Fla. opens first phase of commuter rail line

The first phase of SunRail’s 32-mile commuter rail line will connect area residents with downtown Orlando, and will link to Amtrak and LYNX bus service.
Management & Operations| April 30, 2014

D.C. rail project chief tapped to lead Long Island Rail Road

Patrick A. Nowakowski is a career railroad professional with broad experience in operations, engineering, infrastructure and planning. He replaces Helena Williams, who served as LIRR president for almost seven years, making her the railroad’s longest-serving president in decades.

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