Toronto campaign seeks to lessen commute time

Officials believe Metrolinx’s The Big Move can cut 32 minutes from the average commute.

Mass. considers taxes to support transit

Multiple options, including new taxes and fees, have been proposed to raise the $1 billion per year needed to maintain and update public transit as well as highways and bridges in Massachusetts.

Report: NJ Transit erred in use of storm-prep software

The agency incorrectly used software provided by the National Weather Service that could have warned against a decision to leave hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment in a low-lying rail yard before Superstorm Sandy struck and damaged nearly one-third of the transit system’s fleet.

APTA urges Congress to pass Sandy aid

This week the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on emergency aid, which will include federal funds to restore affected public transportation systems. In the last Congress, the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a $60 billion aid package, which would have included $10.8 billion for public transportation systems and mitigation activities that would prevent similar destruction from natural disasters in the future.

Former N.Y. MTA chief planning to run for mayor

Joseph Lhota’s potential run has been a popular topic since Hurricane Sandy, which brought him praise for the MTA's recovery from the worst flooding in the transit system's history.

WTS International adds keynote speaker for conference

Dr. Mae Jemison joins Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, who will also be addressing conference attendees in the spring.

Chicago RTA accuses airlines of dodging millions in taxes

Agency alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate rarely-occupied offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago, and that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.

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