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Ind.’s CIRTA launches new commuter shuttle

Bus| September 7, 2012
The Plainfield Connector will provide transportation to worksites in industrial parks and the Metropolis mall in Plainfield, Ind. The shuttle is a three-year demonstration project being funded through a Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant.

U.S. DOT awards $3.5M for Maine commuter bus

Bus| September 7, 2012
The funding will help expand express commuter bus service that will make it easier for civilian and military personnel to get to work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and Pease International Tradeport, two of the area’s largest employment centers.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Conn. man installs cardboard bus bench

Following complaints waged by the man, the city plans to install a bus shelter within the next fiscal year, although a specific timetable has not been set. In the meantime, he has also begun a PayPal account people can contribute to for a temporary bench.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Des Moines refugee program wins award

The program halves fares for refugees for their first five years in Iowa. Officials for the nonprofit said the program helps refugees feel welcome in the community.
Bus| September 6, 2012

TTC to upgrade bus stop info

In an effort to improve customer service, the Toronto Transit Commission will upgrade its bus stops, testing new designs for bus stop poles and the maps in its shelters.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Survey: Atlanta voters favor tolls for transit funding

As policymakers look for alternatives to the recent one percent transportation sales tax referendum failure, Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies found that drivers prefer taxes in smaller doses.
Rail| September 6, 2012

Tampa, Fla. streetcar plan delays city subsidies

Transit planners revised the long-term financial plan, with service maintained at its current level until 2020. Plan projects a required subsidy of $168,000 beginning in 2020.
Rail| September 6, 2012

L.A. Metro highlights safety awareness

The Metro Blue, Red, Purple, Expo, Gold and Green line stations will be visited during rush hours, mostly in the morning hours during September.
Bus| September 6, 2012

Fla.’s Gainesville RTS sets daily ridership record

On August 22, RTS moved 63,394 passengers, surpassing the previous record of 61,233, set in August 2011.
Rail| September 5, 2012

Wis. to seek ADA waiver for train platform redesign

Although federal rail officials show no signs of yielding, Gov. Scott Walker's administration may be gambling on the possibility that a Republican will be in the White House by the time the issue is decided.

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