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Pierce Transit initiative rejected by voters

Accessibility| November 15, 2012
Because the three-tenths of 1% sales tax hike was not approved, the agency will be forced to reduce services by 53%, mostly affecting the poor, elderly and disabled.

U. of Maryland cuts 3 local shuttle routes

University| November 5, 2012
The university’s Department of Transportation Services will put the $60,000 it cost to run the three routes annually toward the more popular Shady Grove route. Some passengers on the eliminated routes said there was no discussion of the cuts with them, and are upset.
Bus| August 28, 2012

Pierce Transit may cut bus service in biggest county

Looking into cutting in half or eliminating bus service in the most populous county it serves due to falling sales tax projections and previous service reductions causing a drop in ridership. However, if approved in November, a measure to increase the sales tax may help the struggling agency.
Accessibility| August 27, 2012

Calif. county paratransit sees big fare hikes, service cuts

A visually impaired Merced County resident wrote about GSG Merced County Transit’s plan to increase Dial-a-Ride fares by 50%, cut rural Dial-a-Ride service, and only allow trips for medical appointments for up to $10 each way for blind and visually impaired riders.
Bus| June 25, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority adopts $333M balanced budget

Down from $370.2 million total expenses in Fiscal Year 2012. Includes a fare increase set for July 1 and a 35% service reduction scheduled for Sept. 2.
Bus| June 14, 2012

Report: Banks to blame for high N.Y. MTA fares

Says one reason for recent fare hikes and service cuts is financial arrangements that the MTA made with banks on 10% of its $33 billion in debt. The agency is losing almost $114 million a year.
Accessibility| June 11, 2012

Community protests Md. paratransit cuts, fare hikes

Primarily opposed to proposed fare increases for TransIT-plus, a service for elderly and disabled residents. One-way cash fare for medical trips would go from $1.50 to $2.50.
Rail| June 6, 2012

Pittsburgh Port Authority to cut 13 light rail stops

Stops selected for elimination were identified due to their low boarding counts and proximity to other stops. The longest distance any rider affected by the change would have to travel to reach another light rail stop is about 650 yards.
Bus| April 30, 2012

Allegheny Port Authority may hike fares, cut service

Prompted by a $64 million deficit projected for the Fiscal Year 2013 operating budget. The fare increase would go into effect on July 1 and the service reduction would go into effect September 2. About 46 routes would be eliminated with service scaled back on all remaining routes. The ACCESS paratransit program would see deep cuts.
Bus| March 28, 2012

MBTA unveils plan to increase fares, decrease service

The plan, which will be presented for approval to the board of directors of the MBTA, also includes $61 million in one-time revenues that must be approved by the state Legislature to help close the agency’s $159 million deficit.

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