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Calif. high-speed group approves plans to unlock billions in bond funds

Rail| December 14, 2016

Board members approved funding plans for the Central Valley and San Francisco-San Jose segments, as well as authorizing the issuance of a “request for qualifications” from potential train-operating companies.

RIPTA board votes to end free bus passes for elderly, disabled

Accessibility| December 15, 2015

The RIPTA board voted unanimously to begin charging holders of passes for elderly and disabled — who now ride free — 50 cents per ride starting July 1.

Management & Operations| October 20, 2015

UTA board seeks to extend travel policy to itself

Last year, amid criticism over extensive executive travel, the transit agency began requiring employees to gain approval from the full UTA Board in a public meeting before any international trips.

Management & Operations| April 23, 2015

Gov.'s MBTA legislation includes 3-year fiscal control board

"The T failed its stress test this winter when we needed it most, exposing the deep operational problems and lack of planning. We simply cannot afford a repeat and this legislation sets in motion significant reforms to once again deliver accountability, reliability and the world-class transportation system Massachusetts deserves," Gov. Baker said during a press conference announcing the legislation.

Rail| April 22, 2015

Mass. Gov. to unveil sweeping MBTA reforms

Gov. Charlie Baker recently secured the resignations of the six Patrick administration appointees on the state transportation board and had a "clarifying" conversation with the MBTA’s interim boss Frank DePaola after he went public with concerns about the governor’s plan.

Management & Operations| March 26, 2015

Metra hires firm to pull financial management out of 'Stone Age'

Agency is still using paper to perform some basic financial functions, including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, incoming and outgoing invoices and pay stubs, officials said.

Bus| September 9, 2014

3 Utah board members take up public transportation challenge

The citizens behind the challenge plan to attend the next board meeting later this month and ask those board members who participated what they learned.
Bus| November 21, 2013

La. transit names CEO, some want national search

Bob Mirabito, interim CEO for Baton Rouge's Capital Area Transit System, was officially approved to be the new head of the agency on Tuesday, although some officials and transit advocates still have concerns about the board’s lack of commitment to a national search.
Bus| October 17, 2013

4 Chicago-area boards should become one like N.Y., study says

A consultant recommended that a New York City-like transit structure should replace the RTA, CTA, Metra and Pace boards with one board driven by a “regional” focus rather than parochial concerns.
Rail| September 25, 2013

San Antonio's VIA approves streetcar route

The 5.9-mile, $280 million streetcar system will cost $8.5 million a year to operate — the most extensive and expensive route under consideration.
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