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October 31, 2013

More than 1,000 So. Cal. advocates gather to support transit

The 12th annual Mobility 21 Southern California Transportation Summit attendees learned about harnessing the power of new technology, the importance of investing in the maintenance of existing infrastructure and more


June 3, 2013

Study: Employer support for transit increasing in urban areas

Major American employers, such as universities, hospitals and business coalitions, are organizing and winning better public transportation in many metro areas, according to Good Jobs First, a national policy resource center for grassroots groups and public officials.


March 25, 2013

Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee advocates for disabled transit access

Jean-Marie Lawrence made it her mission to make others, especially politicians, aware of transportation problems for Chattanooga residents with disabilities. She said that for people with disabilities, sidewalk access is the city's biggest flaw and that some bus stops are not accessible.


February 20, 2013

Advocates push for Iowa-to-Chicago rail

Supporters of a rail system that would connect Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, Neb., pushed for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start the service. While Illinois DOT offered funds to support the system, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad opposes the project and the state match needed to obtain federal funding.


February 19, 2013

Critics question NJ Transit’s on-time claims

Transit advocates and commuters questioned the agency’s claim of a 91% on-time rate for November, when Superstorm Sandy impacted the coast line for weeks, putting many trains out of operation. The system is also facing criticism over how it calculated its 96% on-time record for last year.


February 13, 2013

Activists rally to keep Wash. rail line

Trying to keep the city of Kirkland from taking out a five-mile section of rail line to install a recreational trail. City officials told the paper that they plan to eventually rebuild the tracks, but rail advocates are skeptical and say the possibilities should be studied first.


February 11, 2013

Advocate: Iowa’s DART not doing enough for paratransit

Des Moines Human Rights Commission says the agency is not meeting the needs of disabled and elderly bus riders, especially on the city’s south side. A DART spokesperson said that one south-side route that consultants proposed cutting was restored based on rider feedback.


February 1, 2013

L.A. transit backers meet, discuss lower sales tax measure threshold

Proposing a change in voter approval of a sales tax from two-thirds to 55% The move follows the close defeat of Los Angeles County’s Measure J, a $90-billion transit sales tax extension. It fell short of a two-thirds "yes" vote by half of one percentage point.


January 16, 2013

Light rail foes unable to revive Vancouver petition

citizens who support a vote on a new light rail extension made their case to the Vancouver City Council, but were not able to revive a petition the county declared invalid this month. The light rail opponents circulated a proposal that would have prohibited the use of Vancouver city funds to extend a light rail system into town from Portland, Ore.


November 20, 2012

Ind. transit advocates push again for referendum

Despite facing another uphill battle with the General Assembly after a defeat last year, will re-introduce a plan that asks two counties to increase local income taxes by 0.3%. The funds would double bus service and add light rail and express transit service.


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