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Long Island Rail saves ticketing hours, cleaning crews

Bus| June 28, 2011
Agreement reached between LIRR and the Transportation Communications Union modifies some contractual work rules and provides enough savings to avert the planned layoff of 17 ticket clerks in 2011. That would have resulted in the closure of ticket offices and the reduction of ticket window hours at a total of over 18 LIRR stations.

TTC may adopt regional smart card

Bus| June 9, 2011
A big part of the province’s decision to develop Presto cards for $250 million was to facilitate transit trips using one fare card across municipal systems. The move will make Presto more ubiquitous in the region since 85 per cent of area commuters include the TTC in their trips.
Bus| May 24, 2011

MBTA pass scam totaled $4 million

Two Massachusetts residents accused of printing upwards of 20,000 fraudulent transit passes worth an estimated $4 million and selling them directly to MBTA passengers, and pocketing the proceeds, pleaded not guilty to larceny and conspiracy charges.
University| May 23, 2011

Texas transit unveils rates for university riders

University of North Texas and other college students would pay $175 for a semester of local service or $250 for a semester of regional service from Denton County Transportation Authority. Faculty and staff would pay $250 for a semester of local service, or $340 for a semester of regional service. Some students and faculty argue that the pricing is too expensive.
Bus| May 12, 2011

AC Transit adopts 10-year fare policy

The new policy raises fares by .25 cents every five years at two-year and three-year intervals. A re-evaluation of the agency's finances is mandated before any of the scheduled increases take effect.
Bus| May 3, 2011

Telvent to supply Calgary smart card-based system

When the project is completed, Calgary Transit will provide to over 94 million passengers per year a more convenient method to pay for fares.
Bus| April 29, 2011

MARTA releases FY12 budget proposal

The proposal, which will be presented at a series of public hearings in May, is focused on maintaining MARTA's long-term financial sustainability, preserving transit service and state-of-good-repair, enhancing some bus routes and implementing new security initiatives.
Accessibility| April 14, 2011

Oregon's TriMet budget calls for fare increase

There will be no service cuts for the first time in three years.
Motorcoach| March 31, 2011

Greyhound to offer self-service ticketing kiosks

The NCR self-service system, will allow passengers to buy tickets at the kiosk or pick up tickets that were purchased online and will help Greyhound reduce wait times and free up employees to spend more time with customers who have more complex travel needs.
Accessibility| March 23, 2011

Disabled rights committee opposes Utah fee hikes

A proposal to increase paratransit fares 60 percent by 2013 will force many riders to choose between going to medical appointments, purchasing food or refilling prescriptions, claims the Disabled Rights Action Committee. The agency said it has held off on raising fares since 2008.

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