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UT Survey: Holiday travel services

University| November 5, 2012
Campus transit operators offer a wide range of additional transit options, ranging from charter bus services to partnerships with Greyhound and Megabus to coordinating with Amtrak for students going home for the holidays. Additionally, one operator extended its late-night demand-response service for students who stay on campus during Thanksgiving and winter breaks.

Western Carolina U. gets new buses, route changes

University| November 5, 2012
CAT-TRAN’s two new vehicles feature new colors. The system also removed some stops on its routes for efficiency and safety.
University| November 5, 2012

Buffalo U. extends First Transit contract

In addition, students, faculty and staff will now be riding on the newly designed buses to and from campus. The 28 new buses are Eldorado EZ Rider II heavy-duty transit buses.
University| November 5, 2012

U. of Maryland cuts 3 local shuttle routes

The university’s Department of Transportation Services will put the $60,000 it cost to run the three routes annually toward the more popular Shady Grove route. Some passengers on the eliminated routes said there was no discussion of the cuts with them, and are upset.
Bus| November 2, 2012

Some oppose L.A. transit tax measure over fares

Opponents say Measure J, which would extend an existing transit tax from 2039 to 2069, providing money to speed completion of at least six rail projects by 2024, would significantly raise fares, cut bus lines or both due to the cost of operating so many new lines ahead of schedule.
Bus| November 2, 2012

SEPTA tapping riders for Instagram submissions

Encouraging riders, using the Instagram photo application, to take photos of SEPTA during their daily use of the system and caption the photo with what riding SEPTA means to them, along with the hash tag #iseptaphilly. Photos are aggregated into a live photo stream on www.iSEPTAPhilly.com.
Bus| November 2, 2012

Feds release $12M in Hurricane Sandy relief for N.J., Conn.

New Jersey will use $10 million to help maintain essential traffic flow and repair sections of highway necessary to prevent further damage. Connecticut will use $2 million for general emergency federal aid highway repairs.
Bus| November 2, 2012

Chicago transit systems seeing boost in ridership

The Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace accommodated more than 443.5 million passengers on the region’s rail and bus system, a 3.2% increase above last year and the highest reported ridership through August in the last 10 years.
Motorcoach| November 2, 2012

Judge dismissed charges against N.C. dispatcher in crash

Absolved all four counts of involuntary manslaughter filed against Sky Express’ Zhao Jian Chen, who was accused of ordering bus driver Kin Yiu Cheung to drive from North Carolina to New York, even though Cheung told him he was too tired. Cheung fell asleep and the bus overturned.
Rail| November 1, 2012

SEPTA defends shutdowns for Hurricane

Agency needed to shut down the service temporarily because of public safety concerns as well as for the safety of its employees, GM said.

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