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Calif.’s OCTA bus riders protest fare hikes

Bus| October 25, 2012
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.

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

Bus| October 25, 2012
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.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Advocate: Detroit should focus on bus over rail

Neil Greenberg said Detroit’s M-1 rail project is more about real estate development than transit, and that improving the bus system is key to making transportation better in Detroit. He also presented his vision for transit in Southeast Michigan online.
Rail| October 25, 2012

TTC orders more subway studies

The board's decision reopens a debate on whether the city should be building subways or light rail transit, although officials claim the studies will have no impact on a transit agreement that will be voted on as early as next week.
Bus| October 25, 2012

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,934 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle
Bus| October 25, 2012

BusCon heads to Indianapolis in 2014

Will remain at Chicago's Navy Pier in 2013.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Mich. transit adds biodiesel fueling station

Will service 33 Lake Erie Transit (LET) vehicles. The agency partnered with the Monroe County Road Commission. The collaboration allowed the Commission to upgrade its existing fueling station and provided LET with a nearby, affordable biodiesel fueling location.
Bus| October 25, 2012

Wash.’s Community Transit launches real-time tech pilot

Outfitting all its buses with GPS, automatic passenger counters and other technology that will improve operations, and eventually allow customers to get real-time bus information by phone, computer or mobile device.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2012

Nominate Innovative Motorcoach Operators Now!

Does your private motorcoach operation stand head and shoulders above the rest in terms of innovation? Do you know of an operation that provides excellent service or has unique programs in place? METRO Magazine wants to hear from you.

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