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April 22, 2014

Okla. transit to cut routes, raise fares

As part of city budget cuts, Tulsa Transit is being pushed to raise its fares and slash bus routes. The city is asking the transit system to cut about $1 million from what it has allotted in its budget this year.


September 30, 2013

S.D. paratransit to limit service to core area

Sioux Area Metro is struggling to accommodate growing demand for its paratransit system. City officials are proposing cutting the number of rides given each day from 650 to 550. After 550 rides are booked, those outside the core service area would have to schedule their rides for another day.


September 12, 2013

SEPTA 'doomsday' plan slashes service

Would eliminate 9 of its 13 rail lines and shorten two others, close a subway line, and convert trolley routes to bus lines, if the state doesn't come up with more money for public transit this year.


August 12, 2013

S.D. city looks to reduce paratransit service

Move could save Sioux Falls half a million dollars. Although only about 10% of Sioux Area Metro riders use the paratransit service, it accounts for 45% of the entire transit budget to operate.


July 25, 2013

Pierce Transit to cancel service and staff cuts

Due to an 11% increase in sales tax revenue, Pierce Transit plans to cancel a 28% cut in service hours that was slated for Sept. 29. The transit system will also forgo eliminating nearly 84 jobs as planned.


July 11, 2013

Despite cuts, Pierce Transit starts trolley service

The agency is trying to broaden its strategic direction amid budget issues. It is conducting a trial run of the trolley through September, and is getting funding support for the project from local business groups and the City of Gig Harbor.


May 24, 2013

City Council rejects Sioux Falls paratransit proposal

Call the changes a band-aid for a bigger problem, ask for further discussions.


May 14, 2013

Pierce Transit’s workforce, service cuts raise concern

The agency’s plan to cut 10% of its workforce and 28% of its annual service hours in September received a backlash from the public, and spurred a union vote of no confidence in the CEO. The cuts are a result of a sales tax increase measure that was rejected by voters in November.


May 2, 2013

King County Metro may cut service if funds expire

Could be forced to eliminate 65 bus routes and reduce service on 86 others if the state Legislature fails to approve new revenue sources this session. Authorization for a temporary two-year Congestion Reduction Charge that would fully fund the transit agency will soon expire.


November 29, 2012

Ill. rural transit faces deep cuts

CountyLink, Peoria County’s popular rural transit system, will need to make several service reductions, including cutting four of its six full-time routes. Even with the cuts, the system is expected to run out of money in June.


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