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APTA: 80% of transit systems faced with further cuts, fare increases

Accessibility| August 17, 2011
Larger agencies particularly have faced challenges due to the lack of state, local and regional funding. Six in 10 (63 percent) larger agencies implemented or approved hiring freezes, more than the number from the previous 2010 survey (54 percent).

Houston Metro forced to cut costly airport service

Bus| August 11, 2011
Also referred to as route 500, the service launched in August 2008, offering patrons express service to George Bush Intercontinental Airport every 30 minutes for $15 one-way.
Accessibility| July 20, 2011

Cuts to Ga. paratransit strand hundreds of riders

Cobb County commissioners approved the elimination of three Cobb Community Transit bus routes and associated paratransit lines to help fill a $27 million budget gap. The cuts will likely affect 463 paratransit riders.
Bus| April 25, 2011

Bus service to U. of Wis. housing to be slashed

The Madison Metro Transit Planning Department, university transportation planning officials and students have been meeting since late fall to redraw the routes.
Rail| January 20, 2011

Caltrain faces $30M budget shortfall, drastic service cuts

Cuts could be as severe as a reduction in service to 48 trains that would operate only during the weekday commute. All other service would be eliminated including: weekday service outside the commute peak, weekend service and service south of the San Jose Diridon station. The schedule also would require the suspension of service at up to seven stations.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Wash. paratransit grapples with cost, growing need

The transit system projects that use of its paratransit service will grow five percent each year. To help with the rising costs, C-Tran plans on putting two ballot measures to voters next year asking for a percentage of sales tax.
Bus| December 6, 2010

Campaign to prevent Pierce Transit cuts adds ally

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Pierce County's largest business group, joins civic, education, labor and community leaders across the county in the effort to avoid a drastic 35 percent reduction in Pierce Transit services.
November 22, 2010

Calling on Your Customers to 'Buy Local for Transit'

Community Transit based in Snohomish, Wash., launched its Buy Local for Transit campaign Thursday, a long-term effort designed to encourage people to shop in their communities, strengthening local businesses and increasing local tax revenues, which supports public transportation. Community Transit gets a majority of its funding from a voter-approved 0.9 percent sales tax within its service district. For 2010, 56 percent of its budget is funded through sales tax, with the remainder being made
Rail| November 19, 2010

Pittsburgh transit must make cuts

Authority officials are dismayed at the lack of public outcry and warn that drivers will feel the impact of the cuts when there are 5,000 to 10,000 more vehicles on the road.
Bus| May 21, 2010

LA Metro board adopts FY2010-11 budget

For the second year in a row, the budget assumes no wage increase, however, Metro is negotiating new contracts this spring with its major labor unions representing operators, maintenance employees and clerks.

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