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UPDATE: More than 70% of transit measures pass

Accessibility| November 7, 2012
Twenty-one measures with a significant transit component were considered by voters in 12 states. Fourteen measures were approved; one remains undecided as votes continue to be counted in Pierce County, Wash.; and two more public transit measures will be decided in Los Angeles and Kansas City, Mo. next month.

Proposal would move planned Calif. high-speed rail line

Rail| November 7, 2012
Officials proposed to move a station planned for Escondido closer to Valley Parkway and route the trains through the city closer to the highway. This is intended to reduce the number of houses and commercial properties that would have to be demolished for the project.
Rail| November 7, 2012

Va. voters back light rail

Sixty-two percent of Virginia Beach voters supported a referendum for the city to expand light rail out to the beach. A similar measure was defeated in 1999.
Rail| November 7, 2012

NJ Transit struggles to find new equipment after Sandy

New Jersey Transit had 23% of its railcars and 35% of its engines damaged or destroyed during the storm. The agency has not yet determined what can be repaired.
Rail| November 7, 2012

Md. moves forward on Baltimore rail project

The Maryland Transit Authority has asked he Baltimore Regional Transportation Board to approve $55.6 million in federal funds for the preliminary engineering of a $2.2 billion light rail project.
Rail| November 7, 2012

N.Y. MTA continues adding service, prepares for Nor'easter

Subway service has been restored to most lines, but work continues to restore full service to lines that are currently offering only partial service.
Rail| November 7, 2012

Talgo sues Gov. Walker, Wisconsin

Train manufacturer claims it does not have to deliver two new train sets. The point of contention goes back to last year, when the state didn’t pay the $4.6 million Talgo claimed it was owed for ongoing work on the trains. The parties disagreed on who would pay to test the trains.
Bus| November 6, 2012

N.C. town council deadlocks over bus ads

Twenty speakers came before Chapel Hill's town council to address the town's bus ad policy, which does not allow religious or political ads on transit vehicles. Three quarters of the speakers were in favor of permitting the currently banned ads.
Bus| November 6, 2012

CTA, unions reach agreement

Provides for afternoon and evening shifts, which will be paid at straight time instead of overtime, and there will be greater flexibility in shift starting times. These are changes that will save around $750,000 annually.
Bus| November 6, 2012

Wash. transit to raise fares

Effective January 1, Everett Transit will increase its fares by 25 cents for most riders. City raised fares to offset rising fuel prices and expects to generate $400,000 to $480,000 in extra revenue next year.

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