May 3, 2013
Nearly 15.7 million boardings were recorded, a 5% increase from last year, which was reinforced by 26 consecutive months of month-to-month ridership increases. Revenue from customers was 6% higher this year as compared to last year. Growth took off with the introduction of the agency’s new BRT system.
May 2, 2013
Policy group named the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway one of the nation’s highest quality bus rapid transit systems. It awarded the system the Bronze Standard, out of basic BRT, bronze, silver or gold designations.
April 5, 2013
Planners are seeking public input on a proposed 27-mile route that would operate along the proposed 3.4-mile Woodward Avenue light rail project.
March 28, 2013
The 11-mile line will provide station-to-station service from the Apple Valley Transit Station to the Mall of America, where it will connect with Blue Line (formerly Hiawatha Line) trains for easy travel to the airport, Metrodome, downtown Minneapolis and Target Field.
City planners concluded it’s a better public transit option for the area. Since a 2007 analysis of transit alternatives selected a commuter rail line as the future transportation choice, planners have seen the Northstar Commuter Rail struggle with operating costs.
March 27, 2013
Bob Buckhorn also alluded to Gov. Rick Scott's decision to turn away $2 billion from the Obama Administration to build high-speed rail from Tampa to Orlando, by saying that he will try to find people in Tallahassee that will support his plan.
March 21, 2013
Even though the agency’s board of directors only voted to seek offers from consultants to continue developing the concept, some board members expressed concerns about moving forward on an effort that was shot down in last year's election.
February 21, 2013
Plans for the Central Loop East-West Transit Corridor include designated bus-priority lanes on two miles of streets The Loop BRT corridor will serve Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center, CTA subways and Navy Pier with more than 1,700 buses per day, making it one of the busiest bus routes in the nation. Expected to start service in 2014.
February 12, 2013
Planning to spend about $800,000 for an environmental study of a route between South Jersey and Philadelphia. The agency will pay for the study with money from a $2.6 million federal grant received last year to advance a proposed BRT system.
February 5, 2013
Will support the Chicago DOT and Chicago Transit Authority’s research, technical support, project management and community engagement.
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