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By 2035, the depot is projected to accommodate 200 zero-emissions buses, of which most will be hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. - Photo: AlphaStruxure

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Renewable Energy-Powered Transit Depot

The County operates the second-largest bus fleet in the Washington, D.C. region. Its David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center is a major depot within Ride On Montgomery's network and the fifth largest County-owned energy consumer.

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Prior to joining HNTB, Joanna Pinkerton served as the president and CEO of COTA, where she led a strategic planning process that resulted in an initiative to invest in a multibillion-dollar...

Former COTA Chief, Pinkerton, Joins HNTB

In her new role, she will serve as a subject matter expert to clients who are advancing programs focused on digital transformation of public infrastructure, including integration of artificial intelligence, use of advanced analytics, and how technology can be deployed to serve communities more efficiently.

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LIVEtsp at RTD adjusts traffic signals in real-time allowing them to spend less time at red lights resulting in shorter travel times and more efficient routes. - Photo: Canva

INIT/Mattersoft Launch Central Traffic Signal Priority Project in Denver

The innovative pilot empowers smart traffic control, resulting in improved schedule adherence and better on-time vehicle performance, according to the company.

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Sponsored by U.S. Bank

How to Gain Budget Funding for Mass Transit

An effective, equitable, and sustainable mass transit system is critical to creating vibrant, modern cities that improve residents' quality of life and increase opportunities for business investment. However, gaining budget funding for public transit takes time and effort. Careful planning, stakeholder collaboration, and ongoing advocacy can help state and government leaders see the value of investing in mass transit projects and secure stable funding to reach your agency’s goals.

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The award ceremony took place during the CTAA's annual Expo held in West Palm Beach, Fla. The honor marks the first such award from CTAA to any New Mexico public transportation system. -...

New Mexico's Blue Bus Wins CTAA Award

The Community Transit System of the Year Award recognizes Blue Bus’s outstanding contributions and commitment to providing innovative, accessible, and responsive transportation services to rural communities with populations of 50,000 and below.

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In May, more than 21 million (21,282,794) rides were taken on Metro buses for a 9% year-over-year ridership increase over May 2023 and an 87.4% recovery of its May 2019 level. - Photo: LA Metro

LA Metro Hits 18th Month of Ridership Growth

Metro carried an average of 980,865 boardings each weekday, an 8.2% increase over last May and the 18th-straight month of year-over-year ridership increases.

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MARTA continues to show fiscal responsibility, balancing the budget for a 13th straight year without a fare increase and reconfirming two AAA bond ratings. - Photo: MARTA

Balanced MARTA Budget Reaffirms System Improvement, Expansion Commitment

The $1.6 billion budget includes $654.5 million in net operating funds and $909.2 million for capital programming.

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The report argues long-term, strategic advocacy campaigns are required to launch new high-speed projects. - Photo: California High Speed Rail Authority

Coalition Unveils Roadmap for Launching New High-Speed Rail Projects

The U.S. High Speed Rail Coalition's first-of-its-kind action plan is intended to equip advocates with practical tips, realistic expectations, and strategic support as they work to launch new high-speed train projects in their regions.

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