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Pub Perspective: Remember the Economy

We need to redouble our efforts to get what the country’s economy needs passed into law, not just this year and next, but beyond, in the form of a stable source of revenue for the Trust Fund to fully fund the program.

'Smart' Telematics Solutions Increase Efficiency, Affordability

With the development of smart devices and open data platforms in the transit market, fleet efficiency solutions are becoming much more diverse. Rather than buying a telematics suite, customers can mix and match to keep costs low.

Passengers Seek More Ways to Pay Fares

Transit agencies across the country are discovering that passengers want to pay for fares the same way they pay for everything else — with their own bank cards or smartphones.

Co. behind Chicago transit fare payment has lowest consumer rating

One of the companies behind the Chicago Transit Authority’s Ventra open payment fare pass and debit card received an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau. The rating was based on nearly 100 complaints in the last three years.

NJ Transit finds more Sandy railcar damage

Three hundred and forty-two railcars and locomotives were actually damaged by the Superstorm and the cost of the storm to the agency has risen to $450 million. Originally, 323 pieces of equipment were reported as damaged and the cost of the storm was thought to be $400 million.

Montreal advocates want cheaper transit for the poor

Anti-poverty groups campaigned for cheaper fares for the impoverished and won support from a local leader, who called for a new fare category for the poor. However, the Société de Transport de Montréal said it could not afford to pay the approximate $33 million need annually to fund such a program.

Valley Metro releases new ‘Notes’ music video

“ValleyMetro.org” is an upbeat song by indie, funk rock band Black Carl, of Tempe. The song demonstrates the ease of using Valley Metro’s website, ValleyMetro.org, to navigate the public transit system. The song is brought to life with an animated music video that portrays the adventures of a princess traveling to new exciting places by way of light rail demonstrating the practicality of the website.

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