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Calif.'s SMART, area employers looking to fill first mile, last mile challenge

Mobility| July 18, 2016

The employers, including Kaiser Permanente and the counties of Sonoma and Marin, are examining whether they can operate shuttles to help their workers get to their jobs as well as other options.

Miami 'SMART' plan could add 6 new rail lines

Rail| April 25, 2016

Although no timetable or funding source have been identified, the new transit lines would offer commuters new options to get to downtown Miami.

Management & Operations| February 18, 2016

ETA Transit Systems to provide ITS for Ore. transit system

The SPOT ITS and its flexible, open architecture allowed the City to implement a variety of new, value-added features that enhanced their riders experience.

Bus| September 3, 2015

SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.

Rail| July 1, 2015

Calif.'s SMART secures $11 million grant to buy 3 more railcars

The three additional cars will boost SMART’s seating capacity by 35%, officials said. Because of the escalating costs for railcars, the grant also was estimated to have saved taxpayers about $11 million, according to state officials,

Bus| March 5, 2015

Detroit bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes into 8 vehicles

The driver was charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation on Wednesday and could face 93 days in jail.

Management & Operations| March 5, 2015

Detroit bus driver falls asleep at the wheel

Video of a driver from Detroit's SMART alledgedly fell asleep at the wheel and struck eight cars. The video includes footage from multiple angles.

Bus| October 21, 2014

Detroit SMART driver falls asleep at wheel

The bus went over the center of the road and hit an eastbound vehicle. The bus then hit the rear of a westbound vehicle that then hit another eastbound vehicle, and hit four more vehicles before coming to a rest at a guardrail, police said.
Accessibility| July 24, 2014

SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.
Government Issues| May 21, 2014

SMART leaves businesses out of loop by closing rail spurs

Says some spurs need to disappear to meet federal safety guidelines for its commuter rail project. SMART is upgrading some spurs that serve legitimate businesses but can't afford to restore all the switches.

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