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Brazil light rail system won't be ready in time for World Cup

Management & Operations| January 8, 2014
A top state official said the 13 mile-long train system, which includes a link to the airport, won't be completed until December, more than five months after the end of the World Cup.

Public transportation to fuel movement for Super Bowl

Accessibility| December 10, 2013
Approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation – via bus, train, and high occupancy vehicles.
Accessibility| December 10, 2013

NY/NJ Super Bowl - Word on the street is transportation

Promotional campaign touting public transportation for Super Bowl XVLIII.

Bus| November 1, 2013

Red Sox parade expected to generate 2 million public transit rides

The MBTA will run rush hour-level service throughout the day Saturday to accommodate the hundreds of thousands expected to throng the city for the team's World Series victory parade,
Bus| April 24, 2013

Tailored services take fans out to the ballpark

L.A. Metro is offering its Dodgers Stadium Express bus service for free to ticket holders, while Minneapolis’ Metro Transit brought fans to Target Field for the third year.

Bus| March 5, 2013

Worries mount over public transport for World Cup

Projects designed to modernize Brazilian cities for the 2014 soccer event, which included new metro lines, monorails and dedicated bus lines, are being scaled back, delayed or cancelled due to legal challenges, corruption and a lack of planning.
Bus| February 25, 2013

NJ Transit: Staff Super Bowl trip was to study managing visitors

Executive Director Jim Weinstein said that the agency had to send four staff members to the Super Bowl in New Orleans to observe the city’s handling of transportation and security at the event so it could prepare for the game coming to the Meadowlands in 2014.
Rail| September 5, 2012

DNC avoids RNC bus woes with N.C. light rail

Since Monday, attendees and other passengers boosted ridership on LYNX by 148% over a typical weekday. About 250 buses will be used to move nearly 6,000 delegates to DNC events. In Tampa, 400 buses were used to transport 2,200 RNC delegates, but several buses were late for state delegations.
Bus| August 29, 2012

Feds: CATS can supply DNC buses

FTA granted the transit system a waiver so it could provide “limited charter service” during the Democratic National Convention. Decision comes after the ABA asked regulators not to grant the waiver to CATS to use its buses to transport people with disabilities and other accessibility issues.
Bus| August 28, 2012

CATS builds temporary transit center for DNC

Crews are installing floors, paths, customer service centers, air conditioned tents, picnic tables and restrooms. The agency is shutting down the regular transit center because of security concerns. It will run all bus routes, but will detour around DNC-related street closures.

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