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Denver RTD earns high ranking in mobility report

Bus| February 26, 2013
Denver was recently ranked among the top 40 cities in the 2012 Urban Mobility report, released by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, based on hours of delay saved because of the use of public transit. The report also concluded that public transit saved 865 million hours of delay on U.S. roads.

Utah lawmaker proposes free transit for cleaner air

Bus| February 26, 2013
A state representative asked the state’s Infrastructure and General Government Appropriations Committee for $9 million for an experiment testing how free fares would increase ridership, helping clean air pollution during two of the most challenging months for air quality.
Bus| February 26, 2013

CUTA, Canadian leaders meet in Ottawa

The two-day agenda was set to focus on transit infrastructure, integrated mobility and innovation as well as long-term economic benefits of investing in transit in Canada.
Bus| February 26, 2013

Serious crime on Chicago Transit down 19%

In 2012, the number of robberies and aggravated battery incidents reported on CTA were down by 21% and nearly 12%, respectively, compared to 2011.
Bus| February 26, 2013

Clean Energy releases third edition of 'The Road to Natural Gas'

The edition includes new agreements signed with additional fueling partners as potential locations for new Clean Energy stations along the expanding “America's Natural Gas Highway.”
Accessibility| February 26, 2013

Pa. moves toward consolidating transit

Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013 budget proposal would provide an extra $1.8 billion a year for transportation statewide, but requires transit agencies to complete consolidation studies with neighboring agencies to gain a share of the funds.
Bus| February 25, 2013

NJ Transit: Staff Super Bowl trip was to study managing visitors

Executive Director Jim Weinstein said that the agency had to send four staff members to the Super Bowl in New Orleans to observe the city’s handling of transportation and security at the event so it could prepare for the game coming to the Meadowlands in 2014.
Motorcoach| February 25, 2013

Prevost opens Houston service center

The service center is staffed with Prevost technicians, who are certified for bumper-to-bumper maintenance and repair for all Nova Bus vehicles and Prevost and Volvo Bus coaches, including Volvo engine and transmission.
Accessibility| February 25, 2013

Salem, Ore.-based medical transport goes propane

Willamette Valley Transport serves patients who need wheelchair and non-emergency stretcher transportation, utilizing specially equipped vehicles outfitted with wheelchair lifts and wheelchair securement stations inside.
Accessibility| February 25, 2013

Texas to expand paratransit

After receiving a $4.2 million fleet replacement grant, the Texoma Area Paratransit System announced plans to increase its number of buses from 94 to more than 120, and is working with veterans groups to set up a route that would serve them.

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