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Chicago Transit makes Ventra payment enhancements

Include adding easy-to-understand graphic decals to every rail turnstile and bus Ventra reader to identify the optimal location for card placement.

AC Transit, union reach agreement

Heads off a threatened strike that that had been twice averted. Provides for a wage increase of 9.5% that will be phased in over the three years of the contract. The agency and union also agreed on a flat monthly contribution of $120 per employee during the life of the contract.

Commuter tax benefit set to be cut nearly in half

Starting Jan. 1, the monthly amount that commuters can set aside before taxes to spend on public transportation is to drop from $245 to $130. It could be months before transit riders see their benefits restored to the current level, according to advocates.

Transit reliability could stimulate ridership, reduce congestion

The report, which analyzes the D.C. Metro system, proposes that greater reliability of transit schedules could motivate more people to leave their vehicles at home and ride the bus.

Transit targeted in Russian bombings

A suspected suicide bombing hit a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd, killing at least 14 people. This comes on the heels of yesterday’s explosion at Volgograd’s main rail station — a major transit point for people traveling to Sochi — which killed 17 people and injured 35.

Wichita Transit considering switch to natural gas

The city is beginning a multiyear plan to replace its fleet, while at the same time working through a community-based process to decide the scope and future of the bus program, which advocates say will run out of money in a little more than a year without new funding.

MARTA arrests 7 suspects for fare card fraud

Computer hackers had bypassed Breeze card security features to make counterfeit cards. The personal information of legitimate Breeze fare card holders was not compromised.

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