News Tagged With: cost-savings
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August 14, 2014

Mont. bus service to operate fare-free

It expected the program will increase ridership by 45%, reduce operating costs, and speed-up boarding times, according to the report.


July 9, 2014

Hong Kong rail uses artificial intelligence to deploy engineers

System saves MTR two days a week of wrangling over the repair schedule. Also, repair teams now have 30 minutes longer to finish their night's work — a small time boost that saves MTR $800,000 a year.


November 13, 2013

New tool calculates housing, transportation costs

The Location Affordability Portal will help consumers and communities better understand the combined costs of housing and transportation associated with living in a specific region, street or neighborhood and make better-informed decisions about where to live, work and invest.


September 3, 2013

Chicago RTA proposes merging agency planning depts.

Combined planners of the RTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Metra, Pace and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning cost the region up to $20 million.


July 29, 2013

Seattle hospital's move to propane fleet maximizes savings, sustainability

Sees an estimated savings of $5,000 to $6,000 a year in maintenance costs alone on the 15 bi-fuel shuttles, and has reduced its fuel spent by 50% compared with gasoline.


November 26, 2012

Wis. officials consider bringing paratransit service in-house

The city added a line item in the capital budget showing it might spend $1.35 million in 2017 to buy a dozen paratransit vehicles. Officials hope that bringing the service in-house will reduce costs and ease customer service.


April 4, 2012

Fuel hedging saves Nashville transit $6.5M

Program has generated almost $2.4 million in savings for five agencies with contract prices of $2.30 per gallon for diesel fuel and $2.11 for gas. The first two years of the hedging program generated $632,811 in savings the first year and more than $3.4 million in the second year.


March 30, 2012

San Francisco MTA unveils budget

This budget would support an increase in maintenance and direct funds to key service initiatives by amounts of $17.5 million in FY 2013 and $29.1 million in FY 2014. The fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.


March 28, 2012

N.Y. MTA e-procurement saves millions

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.


March 12, 2012

Kent St., transit agency, local officials partner to save funds

PARTA officials said the cost-saving idea sprung from a weekly meeting between the downtown redevelopment partners where KSU and city officials related that they needed dirt to raise the university’s Esplanade walkway extension.


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