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N.Y. MTA may raise subway, bus fares

Bus| December 11, 2012
The base fare for subways and buses could increase by 25 cents to $2.50. The increased rates would take effect in March if approved by the board.

Study: $2B annually needed to improve Chicago transit

Bus| December 11, 2012
The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University suggested the amount as necessary to keep the region's aging mass transit system in working order.
Bus| December 11, 2012

GO Transit adds system tracker

GO Tracker is a Web tool that provides real-time GO Train departure information right in the palm of the customer's hand. On their mobile device or computer, passengers can view their estimated train departure times and platform information on GO’s website.
Bus| December 11, 2012

Cleveland RTA launches hydrogen bus project

The 40-foot bus has a capacity of 57 passengers and will be in service between six and eight hours daily on various RTA routes. The bus operates with nearly twice the fuel-efficiency as diesel-fueled bus, and is much quieter.
Bus| December 11, 2012

L.A. transit backers seek to change voting law

Because of a state law that requires at least a two-thirds majority vote, Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension that gained 66.1% of the vote, did not pass.
Motorcoach| December 11, 2012

FMCSA shuts down Ill. operator

LEX Express was informed in the FMCSA’s notice that the company would be prohibited from operating its fleet of 30 passenger vehicles and 34 drivers on Dec. 7, 2012, unless FMCSA approved a corrective action plan to ensure safety compliance.
Bus| December 11, 2012

APTA: Ridership up 7 consecutive quarters

Some of the cities experiencing economic improvements and public transit ridership increases in the third quarter of 2012 include: Grand Rapids, Mich.; Seattle; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Phoenix; San Francisco; Los Angeles; and Riverside, Calif.
Accessibility| December 10, 2012

N.M. disabled find fault with paratransit

Santa Fe Ride customers complained to the Santa Fe Transit Advisory Board that the transit program is mismanaged, and forces unreasonable restrictions and rules on its riders. Attendees also asked about training for drivers on working with disabled clients.
Accessibility| December 10, 2012

CTA route elimination could impact paratransit

Alderman Ameya Pawar vowed to save the route by using surplus funds from a local tax-increment-financing district. The CTA decided to eliminate the route and several others to save $16 million to address overcrowding on popular routes.
Accessibility| December 10, 2012

Tenn. paratransit rebrands to draw interest

Kingsport Area Transit Service changed the name of its ADA/Paratransit service to Dial-A-Ride,” and created a new logo.

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