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N.Y. taxi program has slow start, costs $1.1M

Accessibility| July 15, 2013
The pilot service is part of an effort to improve service at a lower cost. However, the program in Yonkers ended up not being implemented and the service in White Plains provided 2,985 rides, which is significantly fewer than anticipated.

San Antonio’s VIA taps new CEO

Bus| July 12, 2013
Jeffrey Arndt has been VIA’s interim president/CEO since the previous holder of the position, Keith Parker, left last November to head up the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Arndt came to San Antonio from Houston where he worked for 25 years at the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County.
Rail| July 12, 2013

Updated: Train derails near Paris, 6 killed

At least 350 people were on board the train when it crashed in Brétigny-sur-Orge during the rush hour traffic.
Rail| July 11, 2013

PATCO rail project will cost 47% more than planned

Rebuilding the commuter train line over the Ben Franklin Bridge will cost $102.8 million. However, other recent construction projects, including the Walt Whitman Bridge redecking, were less expensive than planned.
Bus| July 11, 2013

NJ Transit passes FY 2014 budget

The board approved a $1.941 billion operating budget and a $1.228 billion capital program for the fiscal year that started July 1, 2013.
Bus| July 11, 2013

Md. MTA to continue some commuter service

The decision follows vocal support from more than 100 passengers and elected officials, who testified or offered written comments in support of the service, during a series of public hearings held in early June.
Management & Operations| July 11, 2013

90% using alternative Chicago Red Line services

The CTA recently completed an analysis of ridership trends of customers whose commute was affected by the Red Line South Reconstruction Project, a $425 million rebuilding of 10.2 miles of tracks and refurbishment of eight stations along the route.
Government Issues| July 11, 2013

Bombardier wins $92M Canadian order

Total includes costs associated with the trains such as spare parts and contingency. The Waterloo region budgeted $95 million for all of those items, putting it about $2.5 million under budget.
Management & Operations| July 11, 2013

Despite cuts, Pierce Transit starts trolley service

The agency is trying to broaden its strategic direction amid budget issues. It is conducting a trial run of the trolley through September, and is getting funding support for the project from local business groups and the City of Gig Harbor.
Bus| July 11, 2013

TriMet aims to roll out electronic fare system in 2015

Would start the system on a limited basis and fully launch it in 2017. Expects employee testing to be underway by September 2015, when the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail line opens.

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