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

Bus| January 21, 2014
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.

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

Rail| January 21, 2014
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.
Bus| January 21, 2014

L.A. Metro proposes hefty fare hike

Transportation officials recommended increasing fares gradually by up to 117% over the next eight years to address what could potentially be a $225 million debt for the transit system in 10 years.
Motorcoach| January 21, 2014

FMCSA publishes Pattern of Safety Violations rule

Targets high-risk carriers that avoid or cover up their negative history of safety compliance. Will apply the rule in egregious cases in which it finds that a motor carrier has committed a pattern of unsafe practices, even if that particular investigation does not result in a downgrade of the carrier’s safety fitness rating.
Accessibility| January 17, 2014

APTA: Transit users save $9,953 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle which includes the Jan. 16, 2014 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Management & Operations| January 17, 2014

Advocacy group responds to Princeton rail station ruling

Save the Dinky Inc. said the ruling was important for the group because it affirms that the cutback of rail service to Princeton to benefit Princeton University was in fact a decision by New Jersey Transit.
University| January 17, 2014

Eastern Ky. U. unveils off-campus shuttle service

The project will be funded through the spring semester by the university president’s office. The initiative is an attempt to cut down on traffic congestion on campus and familiarize Richmond residents with public transit.
Management & Operations| January 17, 2014

Miss. State begins operation of shuttle system

A state grant provided more than $800,000 for transit operations and approximately $1.5 million for the purchase of 10 new shuttles.
University| January 17, 2014

Despite Dinky ridership dip, Princeton transit use up 15%

While train ridership between Princeton and Princeton Junction went down by 12.3%, overall transit ridership increased at the university in September and October, compared to the same months last year.

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