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Miss. State U. planning free transit system

University| October 17, 2011
The university is partnering with the city of Starkville to revive and upgrade a transit system that last operated five years ago. A transportation committee is applying for a Mississippi Department of Transportation public transit grant by March 2012.

LaHood to step down after Obama’s term

Bus| October 17, 2011
While he did not give a reason for leaving the Administration, he did say that he is looking into opportunities in the private sector. LaHood served as an Illinois Republican congressman for 14 years.
Rail| October 17, 2011

Transit awarded funds to study extending rail to U. of Buffalo

The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority plans to conduct an analysis of the Amherst-Buffalo Corridor, which potentially would connect the current the Light Rail System in Buffalo to the UB North Campus in Amherst.
University| October 17, 2011

U. of Wash., agencies reach agreement to extend app

The application, available over the Internet, for iPhone and Android devices and as SMS message alerts, is available for free and has become a valuable tool for thousands planning transit trips throughout the region.
Bus| October 14, 2011

APTA: PT users save $9,824 annually

The savings are based on the October 13, 2011 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Rail| October 14, 2011

Calif. Metrolink opens new parking structure

Serving approximately 800 daily passengers, the station has enhanced its parking facilities to account for anticipated future growth. The parking lot previously accommodated 300 vehicles and was at capacity.
Bus| October 14, 2011

Mich.-based MAX receives $2M fed grant

New bus facility will cost an estimated $4.2 million. About $2.2 million in federal funds were awarded to MAX in 2006 and 2007 and will fund the first two phases of the project.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Detroit’s SMART to cut service, lay off 123 workers

After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.
Rail| October 13, 2011

Amtrak train in Calif. crash ran red light

The train hit another stopped Amtrak train head-on. Vehicles were on the same track, headed in opposite directions. Sixteen passengers suffered minor injuries.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Conn. awards $5M for transit planning, development

Hartford is receiving $730,000 for site plan and development analysis and the creation of a public-private partnership to facilitate "transit-oriented development" around its downtown Union Station.

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