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February 13, 2014

TriMet supporting law that aims to protect rider data

Raising concerns about Oregon Public Records Law, which would require the transit agency to release personal information about riders gathered through electronic fare collection upon request. Supporting proposed House Bill 4086, which would exempt information on customers’ personal travel patterns.


February 6, 2013

Minn. considers 2 bills for light rail funding

Senate File 257 would provide $118 million for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line, while Senate File 258 would provide $37 million.


January 24, 2013

Ind. Senate to consider mass transit legislation

It calls for the expansion of Marion County’s under-funded bus system and a rail line.


November 29, 2012

Mich. Senate approves transit legislation

The five-bill package calls for the creation of a Metro Detroit regional transit authority and would give that authority the power to seek voter approval for a vehicle registration fee or millage to fund a modern public transportation system.


February 24, 2012

Boehner, GOP rethink $260B authorization bill

Democrats on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who felt they did not have a hand in writing the bill, applauded the news and are hopeful to be more involved in the process.


December 6, 2011

APTA: Failure to extend transit commuter benefits favors drivers

Legislation to temporarily establish parity between parking and transit/vanpool benefits at $230 per month per commuter was extended. However, the transit/vanpool portion of the benefit will revert to $125 per month when the provision expires at the end of the year while the parking benefit increases to $240.


June 10, 2009

METRO Briefs

Rep. Carnahan files transit funding bill. Bus Riders Union organizes against fare increase. Denver selects interim general manager.


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