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TriMet testing 'talking buses'

Bus| March 3, 2014
The FTA awarded the agency a $400,000 grant to conduct a comprehensive analysis of devices that alert people when a bus is turning. With “distracted walking” on the rise as the popularity of smartphones and other electronic devices soars, more agencies are considering adding them to their fleet.

Calif. college students seek direct bus route for shorter trips

University| March 3, 2014
Students at the College of the Desert ask SunLine Transit for a bus route to take them directly from Desert Hot Springs to the college, since the trip requires transfers and can take up to two-and-a-half hours one way.
University| March 3, 2014

UConn upgrades GPS units, resumes bus tracking

Prompted by problems with its Bus Tracker app, the transportation department activated 10 new GPS units. It replaced the old units over winter break after experiencing problems with them over the last couple of semesters.
University| March 3, 2014

Boston students critical of bus service, petition for change

Frustrations included being unable to board buses due to overcrowding, limited service times, and an unreliable bus tracking app.
University| March 3, 2014

U. of Minn. students urge bus route revamp

After surveying university students at a recent forum regarding bus route changes that were made in December, the Minnesota Student Association found that students believe the bus routes aren’t as efficient as they could be.
University| March 3, 2014

FTA approves rail line connecting N.C. universities to move forward

The trains would run from UNC Hospitals east along N.C. 54 before eventually reaching Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, and downtown Durham to Alston Ave. near N.C. Central University.
Bus| February 28, 2014

Supreme sells shuttle bus assets to Forest River Inc.

Supreme Industries Inc. announced a definitive agreement to sell its shuttle bus assets to Forest River Inc.
Bus| February 28, 2014

Ind. transit agency rebrands, updates website

Transpo’s new logo includes an iconic mark with a “T” for Transpo and intersection representing travel. The blue and green colors represent the sky and land, respectively.
Accessibility| February 28, 2014

Rutgers U., NJ Transit educate disabled to ride system

The program, which offers travel instruction, individually or in small-group settings is available to people on the autism spectrum, with Down syndrome, and with mobility impairments and other disabilities with a referral.
Bus| February 27, 2014

Fed tax plan proposes $126 billion for Highway Trust Fund

Fund slated to run out of money by September, with the current surface transportation bill, MAP-21, expiring in October.

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