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Translink has no authority to enforce fare evasion fines

Rail| March 28, 2012
While it does have the authority to issue the $173 tickets, it is the responsibility of the provincial automobile insurance agency ICBC to collect fines when people choose to pay them, but ICBC has no authority to force people to pay.

N.Y. MTA e-procurement saves millions

Bus| March 28, 2012
Under the new method, companies hoping to do business with the MTA log into a website that allows them to place bids in real time and simultaneously track whether they are currently the low bidder, or have been underbid.
Rail| March 28, 2012

CN sells rail line segments to Canada's Metrolinx

GO Transit's Richmond Hill commuter rail service operates over a portion of CN's Bala Subdivision. Metrolinx is acquiring a segment of the subdivision as well as a segment of CN's Oakville Subdivision.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Colo. lawmaker urging FasTracks audit

Citing faulty planning for the project. Cost estimates for the 41-mile stretch of planned commuter- train lines jumped from $894 million to $1.7 billion. Meanwhile, RTD approved a plan to build a hybrid transportation system consisting of commuter rail and bus lines instead of the initially planned full rail system.
Bus| March 28, 2012

MBTA unveils plan to increase fares, decrease service

The plan, which will be presented for approval to the board of directors of the MBTA, also includes $61 million in one-time revenues that must be approved by the state Legislature to help close the agency’s $159 million deficit.
Rail| March 28, 2012

Fort Worth's commuter rail moves into PE

The approval will allow The T to proceed with the engineering needed for construction.
Rail| March 27, 2012

Long Island Rail expands quiet car program

Another important change in the pilot program is that the westernmost car on the train will now be the quiet car effective April 2. In the initial pilot, the quiet car was the easternmost car.
Bus| March 27, 2012

Valley Metro’s ‘Rideshare Week’ reduces trips, pollution

The event, held from Feb. 26 to March 3, saved 213,139 miles from being traveled and more than four tons of pollution from being emitted into the air. Twenty-nine employers competed in the Try 1 in 5 Rideshare Week Employer Challenge as a way to rally the highest percentage of participation among organizations.
Motorcoach| March 27, 2012

Md. coach co. wins TSX approval for safety

Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel successfully completed the Transportation Safety Exchange Comprehensive Review with the highest possible score.
Bus| March 27, 2012

APTA: Public transit users save $10,120 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the March 26, 2012 average national gas price ($3.897 per gallon- reported by AAA) and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.

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