July 21, 2014
The fleet underwent a full-scale system test earlier this month, where all 15 MetroRapid 803 buses operated like a regular service day, to make sure the technology and route timing works.
July 17, 2014
Approved shifting $1.56 million dollars from its capital budget to add to the amount needed to study a BRT line between downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
July 10, 2014
Eleanor, the longest-tenured leader of the six Puget Sound transit agencies, presided over unprecedented expansion of transit services in Snohomish County, including the introduction of the state's first bus rapid transit line, Swift.
June 24, 2014
According to transportation officials, it's taking "longer than expected to complete the design" of the project and consult with building owners and stakeholders.
June 12, 2014
After the MTA failed to put $51.5 million for the 7.1-mile Amp line in the city’s five-year capital improvements budget — a “wish list” of potential building projects — an amendment was necessary to put the money in.
May 27, 2014
El Paso, Texas' Sun Metro showcased its new low-floor Brio vehicles from New Flyer, which will run on CNG, have three doors for faster boarding, free Wi-Fi, two TV monitors for passenger information, three interior bicycle racks, two wheelchair positions and signal prioritization.
May 13, 2014
Fort Collins, Colo.-based Transfort’s MAX route serves 12 new stations along the Mason Corridor, where roughly 60% of all Fort Collins jobs are located. FTA funded $69.5 million, or 80%, of the total $87 million project.
April 29, 2014
The average city bus route gets 0.45% slower every single year. That’s especially discouraging given how slowly buses already move, with a typical bus averaging only 13.5 mph.
April 24, 2014
Omnitrans' sbX system serves major activity centers, including two hospitals, two universities, numerous trade schools, city and county government centers, and employment centers, along with major shopping, hospitality and entertainment venues.
March 27, 2014
At a glance, personnel costs, purchased transportation and fuel make up a majority of the $78 million budget while the remainder includes materials and supplies, maintenance services, transportation costs and utilities.
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