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San Francisco pilots 'pee-repellent' paint to stop public urination

Management & Operations| July 28, 2015

Nine city walls feature the special paint, which sprays urine right back onto the shoes and pants of unsuspecting relief-seekers.

Therapy Dogs are 'Well-Prepared' Passengers on Transit

| March 24, 2015

Seeing a canine passenger on mass transit is not uncommon, but the reasons why a dog might catch the train or hop a bus are varied (remember Eclipse, the Seattle Lab mix that uses the bus, often on her own, to get to the dog park?). Most public transit pooches are working —as K-9 officers or service animals. In the Philadelphia region, other animals — in approved carriers only—are permitted to ride the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s buses, trains and trolleys. However, a new pilot program underway by SEPTA allows registered therapy dogs volunteering at two Philadelphia hospitals to use two designated bus routes to travel to their sites.

Bus| February 24, 2015

AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

Bus| January 6, 2015

Montana bus system goes fare free to boost ridership

The three-year Zero-fare demonstration project is sponsored by 14 different community partners.

University| January 5, 2015

Sonoma County college students to ride buses for free

The program is funded by the Sonoma County general fund and will assist the Supervisors and Sonoma County Transit in determining the affect a free fare program has on ridership, traffic reduction near college campuses and community response to the program.

Accessibility| June 30, 2014

Bringing more wheelchair-accessible cabs to D.C., saving millions

Users of Metro’s paratransit service would have the option of riding in any of 33 accessible taxi-vans that would be added to the city’s cab fleet.
June 18, 2014

Testing whether Night Owl rail services can 'fly'

Those who depend on mass transit believe that service should be available 24/7 so that they can get to where they need to go, whenever they need to get there. In New York, MTA customers can hop on the subway 24 hours a day. In Chicago, CTA riders can use the Blue and Red “L” lines around the clock. But in cities like Boston and Philadelphia, major service lines and routes are not always all that convenient in the early hours of the morning — until now.
Bus| May 29, 2014

Fla. launches pilot public transportation system

The Sunshine Turtle Express in South Walton County will be free of charge and run through September.
Motorcoach| January 14, 2014

San Francisco to charge employee shuttle operators to use stops

Under the new rule, employee shuttle bus providers would pay a fee and only be allowed to use approved public transit bus stops in the city.
Government Issues| January 7, 2014

San Francisco to charge operators of tech buses

The agreement, which had been in the works for months, took on added urgency in recent weeks as protesters blocked Google buses in San Francisco and Oakland, according to the report.

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