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MBTA expecting $73M shortfall in 2011

Bus| March 16, 2010
Agency is currently restructuring available finances to limit any potential negative impacts of the shortfall on riders and taxpayers.

Report: Fare evasion costs NYCT $27M

Bus| March 16, 2010
Prior to updating the way the numbers were counted last April, NYCT officials believed the agency was only losing $7 million a year.
Bus| March 2, 2010

Oklahoma transit system warns of severe cuts

Tulsa Transit GM foresees elimination of evening and Saturday service and more fare increases if the city does not restore funding to previous levels. Thirty-one percent funding drop is the largest in the agency’s history.
Bus| February 23, 2010

Cubic wins $15M South Florida smart card contract

Tri-Rail, the commuter rail service connecting Palm Beach and Broward Counties with Miami-Dade County, will be the first transit agency to join in the creation of a South Florida regional system, giving Floridians the ability to use one fare card — a smart card — to travel on both systems. Palm Tran and Broward County Transit are expected to join later.
Bus| February 9, 2010

Improving Fare Collection System Security

Transit agencies report that reviewing fare collection controls and system security is a continual process. Experts recommend appointing a revenue auditor to perform daily checks and reports, performing regular preventive maintenance on fareboxes and putting policies and procedures in writing.
Rail| February 5, 2010

L.A. Metro, P.D., Sheriff's Dept. promote safety

The focus was on violators running red lights, making illegal left turns and pedestrian jaywalking. While there has been a steady decline in train versus vehicle accidents on the Metro Blue Line, the level of pedestrian accidents has remained stagnant.
Accessibility| December 3, 2009

Calif.'s Gold Coast Transit adopts fare increase

In the past year, State Transit Assistance funding was eliminated completely and the Transportation Development Act Funds that local government use to pay for GCT transit service declined sharply.
Rail| November 24, 2009

TransLink urged to crack down on fare evaders

Local politicians call on TransLink to install turnstiles and better monitor fare evaders instead of raising fares.
Accessibility| November 17, 2009

COTA approves 2010 fare increase

The proposed increase positions COTA closer to the transit industry standard fare box recovery rate while accounting for the inflationary factors that impact the cost of providing transit service.
Bus| November 12, 2009

Chicago Transit Authority delays fare hikes

Deal struck with the state of Illinois to curtail increases in exchange for limited funds.

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