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Report: Public Transportation riders save $9,854 annually

Accessibility| August 17, 2012
APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

L.A. Metro, ATU reach labor agreement

Bus| August 16, 2012
Membership ratified the proposed contract Wednesday night and now the contract will be presented to the Metro board of directors for its approval in September.
Rail| August 16, 2012

FRA awards $100K grant for Ala. rail study

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will study the restoration of Amtrak passenger rail service between Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile.
Bus| August 16, 2012

MCI completes GO Transit order

The Commuter Coaches feature 57 comfortable forward-facing seats by Amaya, a Braun wheelchair lift, overhead airflow controls, LED interior lighting including reading lights, and other comforts designed to attract suburban and other distance commuters.
Bus| August 16, 2012

FMCSA launches Facebook page

Page will be updated daily and will feature announcements, events, important updates, and other information of interest to its stakeholders.
Bus| August 16, 2012

Madison, Wis. Metro honored as 'best mid-sized transit system'

In addition to breaking a 40-year passenger record last year, reaching 14.9 million rides, a 9.5% increase, the Madison-based transit system implemented innovative programs, such as a third-party smartphone application and improved fuel efficiency with the use of 19 hybrid buses.
Bus| August 16, 2012

1M public transit stops on Google Maps for Android

The new version allows you to highlight a single mode of transportation (subway, bus, or train), temporarily hiding the other transit information, thus making it easier to map your destination.
Management & Operations| August 16, 2012

Chicago RTA funds $16M in city projects

The projects, funded through the use of a two-year RTA Innovation Coordination and Enhancement program budget, will be implemented by the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace to advance the vision and goals of the RTA’s regional priorities initiative of Enhancing the Customer Experience.
Rail| August 15, 2012

Rail stations, airport tunnel envisioned for Philly

A new high-speed rail alignment beneath Center City would allow trains to avoid speed-killing curves and space limits near the 30th Street Station, helping meet a goal of 37-minute train trips between Philadelphia and New York by 2040.
Rail| August 15, 2012

Atlanta county hopes to join MARTA

The county’s bus service, C-Tran, would have been funded had the so-called T-SPLOST referendum been passed by voters in July. The agency ceased operations in 2010 after commissioners voted against funding the service.

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