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NJ TRANSIT juggles next year's budget to fill $46M budget gap

Management & Operations| June 16, 2016

The agency will keep its operating budget essentially flat and reduce spending on construction projects by $416 million. The agency plans to spend $2.111 billion on operations in fiscal year 2017, which is $4.5 million less than this year.

Wash.'s Pierce Transit to restore 59,000 service hours

Management & Operations| April 12, 2016

Hours were cut during the recession a few years ago. The agency's board also approved the purchase of seven new buses at a total price of $4.5 million to meet its service goals.

Management & Operations| January 20, 2016

Cutting late-night MBTA service could impact low income, minority riders

Agency is leaning toward cutting the service, which keeps trains and some buses running about 90 minutes later on early weekend mornings at a cost of $14 million per year, as it seeks to plug a budget gap of $242 million next year.

Management & Operations| November 25, 2015

After criticism, MBTA delays schedule changes

The schedules, which would have operated two fewer trains out of North Station per day, were criticized by some as cuts. The MBTA had said the changes would improve service and decrease delays.

Accessibility| November 13, 2015

Texas paratransit agency lays off 59 as company loses state contract

The State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission canceled its three-year contract with TAPS Thursday morning, stating the transit company would no longer provide services for their Medicaid Non-Emergency Medical Transportation riders.

Management & Operations| April 21, 2015

N.J. Transit 9% fare hike proposal angers commuters

This would help the agency close a $60 million budget gap, which has been cut in half from $120 million. This is the first fare increase in five years.

Accessibility| May 26, 2014

King County Metro cuts will impact paratransit users

At the present time, human service organizations, along with King County Metro, are considering how best to get information in the hands of those who may be later impacted.
Accessibility| May 23, 2014

Tentative deal reached for Nev. senior transportation service

The city of Henderson would subsidize the program for $50,000 per year so the nonprofit group, ITN would continue to transport the current 111 unique riders for the $1 fee.
Mobility| May 19, 2014

U. Wash. pushes carpooling, ridesharing to cope with bus cuts

72 King County Metro bus routes are on the verge of elimination, while 84 other routes are expected to have their services reduced.
Bus| April 29, 2014

King County Metro to cut service after funding measure defeated

Plans to reduce about 16% of service as of September. Funding from a temporary Congestion Reduction Charge expired and voters rejected a county proposition that would have sustained the service and increased funding for roads and bridges.

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