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Calif.-based Omnitrans launches project website

Bus| November 1, 2011
To help keep the public informed about real-time construction updates, Omnitrans also launched a new sbX Twitter handle.

Md. MTA unveils 'AutoLoad' option for smart card

Bus| November 1, 2011
MTA's CharmCard is linked to the SmarTrip card in the Washington, D.C. region. Together, both cards enable riders of public transportation to travel seamlessly within the network of transportation services in Montgomery and Prince George's counties, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia.
Bus| November 1, 2011

GFI to equip SORTA with new fareboxes

The new GFI Odyssey “talking” fareboxes will accept more payment options, including cash, Metro tokens, and transfers, and offer improved ridership reporting capabilities.
Accessibility| November 1, 2011

Chicago Transit joins Facebook, Twitter

Also launching is the CTA Budget Ideas Board — an online feedback forum for the proposed 2012 budget — and the new CTA Updates, a subscription text/email service for customers to receive alerts on any unplanned events affecting service.
Bus| October 31, 2011

Students dress as zombies to protest UPass hikes

OC Transpo plans to boost the UPass cost to $360 for an annual pass for Carleton and University of Ottawa students, $70 more than the current cost of $145 per semester.
University| October 31, 2011

First Transit honored for work with colleges, universities

Recognized by the National Association of College Auxiliary Services as their “Outstanding Business Partner of the Year” for exceptional business services to customers and exceptional customer service operations for students, faculty and staff on college and university campuses nationwide.
University| October 31, 2011

Texas Christian U. students cite lack of transit choices

Despite high demand for transit passes, many students say that the available bus routes do not travel to enough places. The passes allow free transportation on Fort Worth’s The T, Trinity Railway Express, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit.
University| October 31, 2011

UW no longer letting students opt out of U-PASS fee

As the result of an effort made to secure the future of the struggling transit pass program, students must now pay the $76 quarterly U-Pass fee instead of choosing to forfeit their pass and have the fee refunded later.
University| October 31, 2011

Princeton group approves Memo for Dinky move

The memorandum finds a way to preserve and improve a link to the northeast corridor rail line; improving Princeton transportation, bikeability and pedestrian safety; and providing the university with the opportunity to build its new $300M arts campus.
University| October 31, 2011

Indiana’s Ball State U. coach ridership up, subsidies down

Miller Trailways coach service has been popular with college students, allowing the carrier to request fewer funds in 2012. Since January of 2010, Miller has expanded from one daily round trip from Muncie to Indianapolis to two daily round trips.

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