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Detroit transit receives $20.5M in ARRA funds

Bus| August 26, 2009
The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation will utilize the funding for several capital projects, including the purchase of three 40-foot alternative-fuel buses, an automatic vehicle locator system (AVL) and communications equipment.

SFMTA to install new TransLink fare gates

Bus| August 20, 2009
Fare gates and TVMs will eliminate cash transactions at the fare gates and help customers access the subway more quickly. Also included in the project are new station agent fare gate control terminals, test equipment, and improved financial and ridership reporting tools.
Accessibility| August 18, 2009

Report: Cuts, fare increases hurting nation

Authors found that while state and local transit revenues have been pummeled by a tough economy, the effects were compounded by failures in federal policy.
Bus| August 14, 2009

CTA outlines new fare collection project

Contact-less fare payment system would reduce the need for customers to carry cash or have the right denomination or currency to ride the system.
Accessibility| August 10, 2009

WMATA chooses MJM for paratransit payment

MetroAccess EZ-Pay became available May 1 and allows customers to prepay for trips by phone or online using a credit or debit card, eliminating the need to carry cash, tokens or other paper-based forms of payment.
Accessibility| August 4, 2009

L.A. Metro installing turnstile fare gates

L.A. Metro CEO Art Leahy will report monitoring results of the limited installations to the Board of Directors this fall. If all goes well, the agency will proceed with installing a total of 379 fare gates in all stations on the subway and Metro Green Line and key light rail stations on the Metro Blue and Gold lines. Installation is intended to be completed in six to eight months in early 2010.
Bus| July 29, 2009

MTA releases prelim. budget, 4-year financial plan

Includes no service cuts or fare increases in the 2010 budget; projected cash balances of $29 million in 2009, $39 million in 2010, $1 million in 2011, and manageable projected deficits for 2012 and 2013.
Bus| July 15, 2009

Chicago balances budget without cuts, increases

Strong performance in both ridership and revenue in the first half of the year, coupled with strict cost controls enabled the CTA to balance the budget without implementing service reductions.
University| June 29, 2009

N.C. town receives "livability" award for transit program

Since Chapel Hill Transit became fare free in 2002, it has become the second-largest transit system in North Carolina.
Bus| June 15, 2009

APTA : 9 of 10 systems to raise fares, cut service

Report is based on a survey of 98 APTA transit system members representing more than one-half of the nation's transit riders, and includes 10 of the top 15 agencies in terms of annual ridership.

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