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December 9, 2013

New York town may cut free rides for seniors

The city of Binghamton is considering cutting funds normally issued to Catholic Charities' Retired Senior Volunteer Program, which provides free rides to seniors. The program is typically awarded between $10,000 and $15,000.

October 15, 2012

Transit set to add trips to U. of Washington

The trips come after Community Transit drastically cut service over the past two years in response to declining sales-tax revenue. Much of that service was on local routes.

February 28, 2012

L.A. Metro may cut bus line serving low-income workers

Trying to eliminate or reduce service on the 305 and other bus lines for more than a year, due to the upcoming opening of the Expo light rail line, low ridership, budget concerns and to eliminate route duplication. Cuts will fall hardest on minorities and low-income riders, critics say.

November 15, 2011

N.Y. MTA, union begin negotiations

Due to budget cuts and rising operating costs, the MTA planned to freeze its budget for the next three years. Officials hope to get workers to agree to concessions similar to those recently made by New York State employees, but transit workers say they deserve raises.

October 25, 2011

S.F. transit agencies may save $235M in benefit cuts, work order changes

Money can be saved by merging administrative functions, cutting premium benefits and changing guidelines that determine the employment terms for transit operators.

July 21, 2011

N.Y. MTA to cut $4B in capital program costs

The savings measures are detailed in a new report, include slashing administrative costs by 15 percent, and overhauling project approval and track work procedures.

July 7, 2011

Proposed transportation bill calls for deep spending cuts

Six-year transportation reauthorization bill proposal calls for spending $230 billion. Proposed spending level would cause cuts in funding to states for road and bridge programs, prompting massive job losses and further deterioration of infrastructure, critics warn.

March 23, 2011

Connecticut may cut Dial-a-Ride funds

A state budget proposal would decrease matching grants, reducing support from $8 million to $6 million.

March 21, 2011

Obama signs extension to fund federal operations

The resolution cuts another $6 billion in federal spending from FY 2010 enacted levels. Among the $6 billion in reductions is the elimination of funding for FY 2011 for the FRA program that provides grant money for railroad operators to implement Positive Train Control.

March 2, 2011

Budget cuts may slash Seattle BRT plans

Congressional budget cuts could take away $68 million in federal grants from King County Metro Transit, which could impact five of its six bus rapid transit lines.


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