News Tagged With: transit-budget-cuts
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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.


March 12, 2013

Pierce Transit to raise vanpool fares

Board of directors voted to increase fares for all vanpool users by $2 instead of its initial plan to cut 40 vanpools that start and end outside the agency’s service area.


October 24, 2012

SEPTA lacks funds to replace aging rail fleet

Although ridership is at a 23-year high, SEPTA's budget is at a 15-year low, so it cannot replace the 231 Silverliner IVs which are 36 to 38 years old.


August 29, 2012

Calif.’s Sacramento RT expands light rail, bus service

Will extend night service on light rail and nine major bus routes and increase frequency on highly-utilized bus routes. Along with the Green Line light rail extension, which opened in June, these improvements represent the first time RT added service since budget cuts forced major service reductions in June 2010.


April 30, 2012

Allegheny Port Authority may hike fares, cut service

Prompted by a $64 million deficit projected for the Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget. The fare increase would go into effect on July 1 and the service reduction would go into effect September 2. About 46 routes would be eliminated with service scaled back on all remaining routes. The ACCESS paratransit program would see deep cuts.


April 12, 2012

TriMet releases FY 2013 budget

To close its $12 million to $17 million shortfall, plans to move from fare zones to a flat fare system, eliminate its free rail zone, sell ads on its website, and reconfigure bus routes.


March 14, 2012

TriMet revises proposal to close budget shortfall

Targeted $12 million in cuts and changes, which will take effect in September 2012. Changes include enacting internal efficiencies, providing $1.2 million in savings. The original proposal from February called for $500,000 in savings.


February 16, 2012

Detroit transit to cut early morning bus service

Part of a plan to eliminate approximately $11 million in costs. The city reports that .5% of DDOT’s daily riders use bus service between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. and make up 6% of its daily costs.


February 8, 2012

TriMet looks to close $17M budget shortfall

The agency is working to bring the union contract in line with revenue growth and make it financially sustainable. It is also proposing to increase fares and change the overall fare structure, eliminating the Free Rail Zone, and cut service. Any changes to fares and service would take effect in September 2012.


July 21, 2011

Fewer funds cut for Minn. in revised transportation bill

The state Republican House and Senate agreed to provide $78 million for regional transit in the next two years, about halfway between the $129 million approved for the previous two years and the $20 million they originally approved.


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