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D.C. Metro board members want to refocus search for system chief

Management & Operations| March 3, 2015

Some members said they want to shift the emphasis of the search to focus on a fresh batch of candidates whose skills are more suited to fixing problems that have come to light in the transit system in recent months.

Seattle introduces transit fares based on income

Management & Operations| March 3, 2015

The reduced ORCA LIFT fare will be available to riders earning at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, about $23,340 annually for an individual or $47,700 for a family of four.

University| March 2, 2015

CCW wins university refurb contract

By purchasing remanufactured buses, including a two-door, 60-foot articulated bus and two 40-foot buses, Liberty University will receive fully renovated buses in like-new condition for less than half the cost.

University| March 2, 2015

U. of Cincinnati partners to provide senior transportation

The program, Driving Community Connections, is supported by the Ohio Department of Aging and the Ohio Board of Regents. UC students who volunteer can take a one credit hour online elective course to learn more about the aging process.

University| March 2, 2015

Report: U. of Wisconsin students choose to walk

The University of Wisconsin's 2014 biennial transportation survey report released last month found that in good weather 49% of students opted to walk to class, 22% chose to bike and 18% elected to take the bus. The report also found that about one-fifth of students currently use Madison Metro on a given day.

University| March 2, 2015

AC Transit testing double-deck on route to Stanford

Reports have so far been positive from riders on the 54-minute trip, which features views of San Jose and San Francisco. AC Transit is testing the $800,000 bus to see how customers like it

University| March 2, 2015

U. New Mexico citations help fund fleet maintenance

While citations make up 10% of the Parking and Transportation Services annual revenue, the majority of the revenue comes from permit sales, which, combined, goes back into the department.

University| March 2, 2015

U. of Mich donates wireless vehicle tech to local campus fleet

The DSRC technology will allow the WCC vehicle to communicate with other vehicles and help provide vital data for the Ann Arbor Connected Vehicle Test Environment.

Management & Operations| February 27, 2015

SFRTA taps new deputy executive director

C. Mikel Oglesby brings almost a quarter of a century of experience in the transit industry to his position, most recently operating Oglesby Consulting LLC, a firm he established to provide transportation expertise to the public and private sectors.

Sustainability| February 27, 2015

Walking, cycling better for health than driving

One surprising finding was that commuters reported feeling better when travelling by public transport, compared to driving.

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