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After Hurricane, transit still suspended, working to restore service

Bus| October 30, 2012
All agencies, including N.Y. MTA, NJ Transit, SEPTA, MBTA and Maryland MTA, are working to restore service as quickly as possible, but forecast delays, and some have suspended services for the rest of the day.

Calif. operator adds 2 Van Hool T2145s

Motorcoach| October 30, 2012
The two new 57-passenger vehicles are powered by Detroit DD13 engines driving through Allison B500 Gen IV transmissions.
Bus| October 29, 2012

Torrance Transit launches express service

Line 4 will provide express service between the South Bay and downtown Los Angeles, as part of the 11 miles of Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ExpressLanes on the Harbor (110) Freeway, which are set to open in November.
Bus| October 29, 2012

Expanded Chicago Transit surveillance paying off

Since January 1, CTA video cameras have assisted in the arrest of 134 individuals involved in crimes either on or off the CTA system, most involving robberies or thefts.
Bus| October 29, 2012

East Coast transit systems shut down in wake of Hurricane Sandy

N.Y. MTA, NJ Transit and Maryland MTA all suspended service and track work for Monday. Agencies will assess system status and test critical infrastructure before making any decisions regarding the potential resumption of service.
Bus| October 26, 2012

Texas' DCTA ridership up 17% in 2012

The full implementation of the A-train, improved bus connectivity, and the addition of midday and expanded service on Friday and Saturday nights contributed to the 17% increase in 2012.
Rail| October 26, 2012

Cubic wins BART contract for expanded rail

The Clipper Card fare payment system will be used once the Warm Springs Extension opens in 2015.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA bus riders protest fare hikes

Said that increasing fares would be unreasonable, since they believe buses are poorly maintained and often run late. Officials say the agency needs to raise fares about 25% every four years to help cover operating costs.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Fare evasion losses doubled for B.C.’s TransLink

Coast Mountain Bus and TransLink bus drivers recorded unpaid fares 2.5 million times last year. The actual number is expected to be higher. A recent TransLink audit found fare evasion across the system rose 120% from an estimated $6.6 million in losses in 2001 to $14.5 million last year.
Bus| October 25, 2012

N.D. bus ridership increase prompts study

After dramatic increases in adult ridership — 105% for the first nine months and 111% in just the last three months — the system plans to conduct a study to help it better serve its customers.

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