This year’s allocation is the largest that has ever been dispensed partly because of disruptions in the supply chain caused by COVID-19. The federal funding will support track repair, rail upgrades, bridge work, and construction of new rail lines and facilities.
TransPro Consulting and METRO have collaborated once again to build on that foundation of executive curiosity to provide greater frequency and establish a new form of correspondence: a monthly column.
Metro’s monthly bus and rail ridership is now at 79% of its 2019 pre-pandemic level. Average weekend ridership is now at 75% of pre-pandemic (August 2019) levels and 79.5% for average weekdays.
In 2022, PRT announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements to promote the health and safety of its workforce.
Although the COVID pandemic had a real impact on one of the nation’s most heavily used public transportation services per capita, TheBus continues to charge ahead on plans to go zero emissions through a partnership with GILLIG.
As transit agencies now find themselves under a requirement to report GTFS data to the National Transit Database, Optibus is doing its part to help.
Long before the effects of COVID-19, the public transit industry saw a shortage of vehicle operators and maintainers. During the Covid era, that shortage became more acute — to the extent that many systems have curtailed service due to a lack of staff.
In honor of the occasion, agency employees rode the trains to visit with passengers about TEXRail and to offer colorful commemorative t-shirts for riders.
The LIRR carried approximately 227,623 riders on May 30.
From rebranding to alternative fuel initiatives, the agency serving the Oklahoma City region has come a long way throughout the last decade.