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March 11, 2014

NJ Transit, NFL no show at hearings on Super Bowl transit problems

The chairman of the committee that held the hearings says initial findings suggest the transit problems were caused by “an overreliance on expensive bus options that fans were unlikely to use” as well as the lack of a backup plan.


January 21, 2014

Urging the well-heeled to take public transit to Super Bowl

For the first time in the game’s history, there will be no drop-off zone for taxis or limousines, according to the report. With parking at a premium and strict limitations placed on passenger drop-offs, it is estimated that approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation.


January 8, 2014

Brazil light rail system won't be ready in time for World Cup

A top state official said the 13 mile-long train system, which includes a link to the airport, won't be completed until December, more than five months after the end of the World Cup.


December 10, 2013

Public transportation to fuel movement for Super Bowl

Approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation – via bus, train, and high occupancy vehicles.


November 1, 2013

Red Sox parade expected to generate 2 million public transit rides

The MBTA will run rush hour-level service throughout the day Saturday to accommodate the hundreds of thousands expected to throng the city for the team's World Series victory parade,


March 5, 2013

Worries mount over public transport for World Cup

Projects designed to modernize Brazilian cities for the 2014 soccer event, which included new metro lines, monorails and dedicated bus lines, are being scaled back, delayed or cancelled due to legal challenges, corruption and a lack of planning.


February 25, 2013

NJ Transit: Staff Super Bowl trip was to study managing visitors

Executive Director Jim Weinstein said that the agency had to send four staff members to the Super Bowl in New Orleans to observe the city’s handling of transportation and security at the event so it could prepare for the game coming to the Meadowlands in 2014.


September 5, 2012

DNC avoids RNC bus woes with N.C. light rail

Since Monday, attendees and other passengers boosted ridership on LYNX by 148% over a typical weekday. About 250 buses will be used to move nearly 6,000 delegates to DNC events. In Tampa, 400 buses were used to transport 2,200 RNC delegates, but several buses were late for state delegations.


August 29, 2012

Feds: CATS can supply DNC buses

FTA granted the transit system a waiver so it could provide “limited charter service” during the Democratic National Convention. Decision comes after the ABA asked regulators not to grant the waiver to CATS to use its buses to transport people with disabilities and other accessibility issues.


August 28, 2012

CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.


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