Topic : Connect Transit

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Houston-Galveston council makes funds available for transportation initiatives

Management & Operations| September 4, 2018

Some of the regional agencies that provide transportation services include Harris County Transit, Fort Bend Transit, and Connect Transit.

Connect Transit replaces portion of fleet with New Flyer buses

Bus| October 23, 2017

The conversion is funded through a $3.3 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Mobility| September 28, 2017

Connect Transit to add electronic advertising signs

Will split revenue with UberDisplays 50/50 over the five-year deal. Officials hope it will bring in $150,000 per year for the system, but that assumes more buses get signs.

Management & Operations| September 28, 2017

Connect Transit appoints permanent GM

Isacc Thorne will focus on making sure there are ADA-compliant bus stops with shelters and examining fare structures.

Management & Operations| February 27, 2017

Connect Transit GM to leave post next month

Bringing in the system's first local tax funding was one of Andrew Johnson's many accomplishments during his tenure.

Management & Operations| December 1, 2016

Connect Transit receives state funds, avoids shutdown

The agency announced Thursday that the payment of almost $1.9 million covers the time period of July 2016 through September 2016 and is part of a nearly $17.6 million transfer to the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.

Management & Operations| October 18, 2016

Facing shut down, Connect Transit to hold town hall to show its importance

The agency is among many Illinois public transportation systems facing budget issues because the state is behind on payments to them.

Management & Operations| October 14, 2016

Funding issue may force Ill.'s Connect Transit to temporarily shut down

Has received no state money since June, missing payments in July and October and is owed almost $5 million, which constitutes one-third of its annual budget, according to the report.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

Rebrand, Tech Upgrades Link Connect Transit with Community

Connect Transit’s efforts have resulted in a 40% increase in ridership over the last three years and the honor of being named APTA’s 2015 Outstanding Public Transportation System for agencies providing fewer than four million passenger trips annually.

Management & Operations| August 11, 2015

Connect Transit named 'Best Public Transit System in North America'

Award winning highlights include a redesigned website complete with a user-friendly trip planner, up-to-date detour information, and an interactive experience with social media.

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