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Calif. agency's paratransit employees earn 8% pay increase

Accessibility| December 14, 2015

The Lake Transit Authority board unanimously approved the pay raise after it heard the findings of a survey that asked what public transportation in similar counties were paying their workers.

Survey finds cost effectiveness, productivity most appreciated benefits of public transportation

Management & Operations| November 17, 2015

HNTB's America THINKS survey, “Why Americans use public transportation,” finds that transit users in the last year have taken this option over driving because it is more convenient (30%), reduces their carbon footprint (23%), is quicker than driving (20%) and safer (16%).

Bus| November 10, 2015

Calif.'s VTA, Google team for transportation study

Will include an analysis of possible mass transit connections to the North Bayshore area, including a light rail connection from the NASA/Bayshore station, new bridge crossings over Stevens Creek, and the development and/or application of new technologies.

Management & Operations| February 13, 2015

The Angels and Villains of Public Transit, According to Twitter

Users have not been kind to public transit, a recent USC study shows.The nation’s top agencies earn more ire on the social media site than airlines and evoke as much disdain as police departments. Many systems had more angst directed at them in 140 characters than did the Internal Revenue Service.

Sustainability| October 6, 2014

SF State students look to increase bicycle usage

Following a survey of students at the university, the classes report recommended new bikeways to make students’ commutes safer, as well as providing more secure and convenient bike parking.
Accessibility| September 5, 2014

Conn. study finds relationship between transportation access, unemployment

The study found a connection between transportation opportunities and unemployment rates in different neighborhoods within the city, ranging from 3% in high-income neighborhoods to as high as 20% in low-income neighborhoods.
Bus| August 21, 2014

Las Vegas mobility network study focuses on Strip

Between the visitors and the employees, the Strip hosts an estimated 155,000 people per square mile—a density that approaches that of Manhattan on a business day, with cars remaining the overwhelming transport option. The plan is expected within the next year and a half.
Accessibility| May 16, 2014

Transit investment increases U.S. growth potential, study shows

Will lead to 50,700 jobs per $1 billion invested, with 28,900 jobs per $1 billion attributed to the productivity gains enjoyed by households and businesses.
University| February 3, 2014

Ohio State hires firm to assess transportation needs

Will evaluate school's short- and long-term goals to align with an initiative that identifies OSU’s long-term goals and how to achieve them.
October 15, 2013

Transportation funding and service cuts affect more than just riders

Across the country, transit is experiencing record ridership growth. The increase in commuters is not only good for transit organizations’ revenue; proximity to train stations and transportation centers can boost property values for surrounding communities and spur new construction of transit-oriented developments, shopping centers and other businesses. But what happens to communities when the “T” in the TODs is no longer there?

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