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Report: Rising gas prices may make public transit more attractive to Hoosiers

Bus| February 4, 2013
A 10% increase in gas prices over several years will increase bus ridership by 3.4% while a sudden 10% spike in gas prices is associated with a 1.15% increase in bus ridership in Indiana.

Calif. U. proposes off-campus shuttle

University| February 4, 2013
Santa Clara University’s student government is looking into providing an official shuttle bus service to help students get to and from their favorite off-campus locations. The idea is based on the previous “Safe Walk” program, in which students called in to be accompanied to and from any near-campus location.
University| February 4, 2013

Fla. coach carrier extends route to U. of South Fla.

In response to student feedback, Orlando, Fla.-based RedCoach is extending one of its routes to include a stop at the University of South Florida campus, joining two of its other stops in the Tampa area.
University| February 4, 2013

Georgia Tech student transportation alternative sees success

Green Operated Transit Carrying Humanity Around (GOTCHA) rides is drawing more interest from students since it was established on campus last October. Georgia Tech is the fifth college campus to use the service.
University| February 4, 2013

B.C. students may create bus route

University of Fraser Valley’s Student Union Society is planning to develop its own bus route by hiring a private shuttle bus to run between campuses in the cities of Abbotsford and Chilliwack. They have been requesting a public transit link between the cities for years.
Bus| February 1, 2013

CTA re-ups with Titan for ads

Extended agreement by an additional five years. Titan will install approximately 100 new digital screens in the Chicago loop, replacing the static urban panels located at subway entrances and exits. This new addition to the agency's digital network will create unprecedented digital media access to the core downtown Chicago area.
Bus| February 1, 2013

L.A. transit backers meet, discuss lower sales tax measure threshold

Proposing a change in voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% The move follows the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension. It fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point.
Rail| February 1, 2013

NJ Transit looks to acquire new train yards

Would build them far from where the storm-surge waters from Superstorm Sandy swamped the agency’s upper Hoboken and Meadowlands Maintenance Center yards. Nearly one-quarter of the agency’s fleet was damaged by flooding. Storm recovery aid allocation could be a deciding factor.
Bus| February 1, 2013

TriMet adds 4 Gillig hybrid buses

The hybrids, with technology similar to a Chevy Volt, will run one of the busiest routes among the agency’s 79 bus lines. With the addition of the hybrids, 55 new buses have been put into service since October.
Bus| January 31, 2013

Freedman Seating to equip Chicago’s new Nova buses

Chicago Transit Authority board approved the purchase of at least 300 buses up to as many as 450 buses, which will include light-weight, durable seating from the local supplier.

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