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U. of Wis. Oshkosh celebrates 101K rides on transit

Bus| February 15, 2013

According to the Oshkosh Transit System’s (now GO Transit) monthly ridership reports, nearly 86,000 UW Oshkosh riders took the bus in 2011. In 2012, UW Oshkosh-based ridership surged like never before, resulting in an 18% annual increase.

U. of South Florida students to get free bus rides

University| February 15, 2013
USF Student Government is covering the monthly fee of $2,475 for the rides. The cost is based on ridership fare loss.
University| February 15, 2013

Houston Metro, U. of Houston partner on light rail campaign

Metro asked students to focus their efforts on campaign and research projects designed to strengthen the relationship between the transit system and the university, increase public awareness of light rail, and encourage student and faculty support for more than 500 businesses located along the North, East End and Southeast lines.
University| February 15, 2013

UT Profile: Student-run Unitrans keeps sustainability in mind

The University of California Davis’ transportation service, launched in 1968, provides service to more than 3.6 million riders each year using iconic double-decker buses, modern buses and all student drivers.
University| February 15, 2013

Butler County Transit expands Miami U. service

Under the expanded agreement, BCRTA will provide public transit services on Miami’s Oxford campus during the academic school year beginning in August 2013.
Bus| February 14, 2013

Bus drivers call for SEPTA to move mirrors for safety

Want outside rearview mirrors repositioned, saying they create a blind spot that endangers pedestrians. While agency officials agree that mirrors can create temporary blind spots, they have resisted refitting them, saying that could cause other safety issues.
Bus| February 14, 2013

Montreal advocates want cheaper transit for the poor

Anti-poverty groups campaigned for cheaper fares for the impoverished and won support from a local leader, who called for a new fare category for the poor. However, the Société de Transport de Montréal said it could not afford to pay the approximate $33 million need annually to fund such a program.
Bus| February 14, 2013

New Flyer wins N.Y., Seattle contracts

New York’s Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority exercised options under an existing contract for 20 60-foot heavy-duty Xcelsior articulated clean diesel buses. Meanwhile, Daimler Buses North America assigned to New Flyer its contract with Seattle’s King County Metro Transit to build up to 381 Xcelsior heavy-duty 35- and 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses.
Bus| February 14, 2013

Valley Metro releases new ‘Notes’ music video

“ValleyMetro.org” is an upbeat song by indie, funk rock band Black Carl, of Tempe. The song demonstrates the ease of using Valley Metro’s website, ValleyMetro.org, to navigate the public transit system. The song is brought to life with an animated music video that portrays the adventures of a princess traveling to new exciting places by way of light rail demonstrating the practicality of the website.
Accessibility| February 14, 2013

Indiana's House Committee passes mass transit bill

More than 8,000 Hoosiers have signed petitions, encouraging lawmakers to authorize the referendum to place mass transit on the ballot so local voters can decide on how to fund an expanded transit system.

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