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Mass. agency adds 3 more Proterra buses

Bus| January 22, 2014
The purchase increases the Worcester Regional Transit Authority's electric fleet to six buses — 13% of its entire fleet.

Foxx gives Rogoff new DOT post

Bus| January 22, 2014
FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff has been asked to serve as the U.S. DOT's acting under secretary for policy, with FTA Deputy Administrator Therese McMillan named to serve as acting administrator.
Management & Operations| January 22, 2014

Milwaukee streetcar route change won't impact success, city says

The decision to split the route into parallel one-way segments was made to eliminate impacts to the utilities, for which the costs to relocate had been estimated at $55 million to $65 million, city officials reported.
Management & Operations| January 22, 2014

Dallas/Fort Worth transit agencies to survey riders

DART, TRE, The T and DCTA are partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments to determine how residents are using the regional transit system and what changes could be made in the future.
Rail| January 22, 2014

BART officer in fatal shooting may have been ‘misidentified’

The incident occurred Tuesday while members of the agency's detective unit were conducting a probation search on a suspect at an apartment complex. The officer was the first in the department's history to die on duty.
Rail| January 22, 2014

SEPTA rider creates app proposing ‘better schedules’

Will Entriken, a software developer, was frustrated by late arrival times. The app provides what he says are more realistic arrival times than the agency’s published schedule.
Accessibility| January 21, 2014

Nevada employers honored for encouraging 'green commutes'

By participating in the RTC's free commuter services program, commuters can record each commute taken by carpool, public transportation, motorcycle, bicycle or on foot, and become eligible to win prizes or gift cards.
Bus| January 21, 2014

Urging the well-heeled to take public transit to Super Bowl

For the first time in the game’s history, there will be no drop-off zone for taxis or limousines, according to the report. With parking at a premium and strict limitations placed on passenger drop-offs, it is estimated that approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation.
Rail| January 21, 2014

L.A. breaks ground on $2B rail line to airport

The Crenshaw/LAX transit corridor project consists of a new 8.5-mile light rail line, eight new transit stations, and three park and ride facilities. TIFIA provided a $545.9 million loan and the project also is expected to receive approximately $130 million in other federal funds.
Bus| January 21, 2014

Chicago nonprofits raise concerns over Ventra card costs

They were buying CTA’s magnetic stripe cards, which don’t cost anything, and all the money spent on them went toward fares. However, the Ventra smart card costs $5.00, and to get reimbursed with transit credits, users must provide a permanent address, which poses a challenge for many social service clients.

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