November 12, 2013
Leading the ridership spurt, is the Red Line rapid, which is largely because of an increase in workers riding downtown from the West Side, he said. Passenger counts also continue to build on the $200 million HealthLine BRT system, that is celebrating its fifth anniversary this week.
September 26, 2013
During the recession, the transit system cut 37% of its bus service, partly by restructuring its route network. Beginning Sept. 30, Community Transit is adding back service hours primarily on commuter trips to the University of Washington and downtown Seattle.
April 30, 2012
The moderate annualized decrease in industry revenue of 1.7% masks the sharp demand declines experienced during the recession. However, locomotives and railcars are built when ordered, which causes order backlogs that can last an average of three years.
October 27, 2011
The agency began its budget process three months ahead of schedule to begin developing options to respond to a projected $12 million to $17 million shortfall. The agency's FY12 operating budget is $444 million.
October 13, 2011
After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.
September 27, 2011
The economic recession has only provided a temporary respite from the growing congestion problem, according to a new study. When the economic growth returns, the average commuter is estimated to see an additional three hours of delay by 2015 and 7 hours by 2020.
September 29, 2009
Besides nation's unemployment rate, other factors contributing to the ridership decline are service cuts and fare increases. Meanwhile, demand response (paratransit) services grow.
May 26, 2009
GCRTA has already reduced salaried positions by 5 percent, frozen wages for all salaried employees, instituted a partial hiring freeze, restricted travel, received supplemental funding from the NOACA and reduced overtime.
May 19, 2009
If agency's other unions, representing everyone from bus drivers to transit police, make a similar concession, it stands to save about $17.3 million in the FY 2010 budget, according to authority officials.
March 9, 2009
Impacts include making operations leaner; delaying bus purchases; and transportation fees aren't keeping up with costs.
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