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Saving Detroit's public transit via privatization

Bus| March 15, 2012
In January, Andy Didorosi bought three buses and began to organize the Detroit Bus Company — a private transit operation that is completing its regulatory papers now and expects to start service in late April.

TriMet revises proposal to close budget shortfall

Bus| March 14, 2012
Targeted $12 million in cuts and changes, which will take effect in September 2012. Changes include enacting internal efficiencies, providing $1.2 million in savings. The original proposal from February called for $500,000 in savings.
Rail| February 29, 2012

Group urging return of Amtrak's N. Fla. services

There has been no Amtrak passenger rail service in region since 2005, when Hurricane Katrina caused damage to part of the Sunset Limited Route from New Orleans to Jacksonville.
Bus| February 28, 2012

L.A. Metro may cut bus line serving low-income workers

Trying to eliminate or reduce service on the 305 and other bus lines for more than a year, due to the upcoming opening of the Expo light rail line, low ridership, budget concerns and to eliminate route duplication. Cuts will fall hardest on minorities and low-income riders, critics say.
Rail| February 15, 2012

MBTA’s proposed commuter rail changes anger riders

Meeting attendees said that planned service cuts and fare increases of up to 40%, designed to eliminate $169 million in debt, present a “major hardship.”
University| February 13, 2012

Transit agency's cuts impacting Carnegie Mellon community

The steady decrease in available bus service has already changed the way that Carnegie Mellon students travel, with the university's shuttles and escort buses giving 40,000 more rides in 2011 than they did in 2009, according to campus officials.
Bus| February 8, 2012

TriMet looks to close $17M budget shortfall

The agency is working to bring the union contract in line with revenue growth and make it financially sustainable. It is also proposing to increase fares and change the overall fare structure, eliminating the Free Rail Zone, and cut service. Any changes to fares and service would take effect in September 2012.
University| October 31, 2011

N.C.'s Chapel Hill transit may be forced to cut services

The student transit fee covers student contribution to the Chapel Hill Transit contract, Triangle Transit, P2P and Safe Ride funding, and is currently $113.50 a year per student.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Detroit’s SMART to cut service, lay off 123 workers

After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.
Rail| September 1, 2011

Detroit people mover likely to cut service as funds disappear

City officials recently approved a 25-cent fare increase, the first since the 2.9-mile elevated light rail system opened in 1987, saying that reducing service is a better solution than shutting down the service completely.

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