N.Y. MTA Metro-North Railroad turns 30

Boasts a consistent on-time performance of better than 97%, a customer satisfaction rating of 93% and annual ridership of about 84 million. In 1983 system-wide on-time performance was hovering at 80.5% and annual ridership was 42 million and dropping.

Fiscal cliff deal includes transit tax break

Extends pre-tax benefits for transit commuters, meaning a $550 and up a year in tax savings per commuter, retroactive to 2012.

Calif. light rail called least efficient in country

The Valley Transportation Authority rail line suffers from low ridership and high operating costs, with less than 1% of area residents riding it daily.

D.C. Metro pass sales down by half

In the four months following a large fare hike and a change in offerings, the agency sold 353,798 passes — down from 628,648 in same period in 2011.

Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

For the men and women who run the MTA’s vast network of subways and buses, Superstorm Sandy was a trial, not by fire, but by wind and water.

Survey: Nearly half of Denver commuters use transit

About 45% of respondents commute to the city’s downtown area, according to the Downtown Denver Partnership. Results also indicated that downtown Denver commuters use transit more and drive alone less than commuters in the U.S. as a whole.

SF MTA begins renewable fuel pilot for maintenance vehicles

Trucks, such as the ones used to maintain underground tunnels, will join the agency's 600 buses and other vehicles that already fuel with blended biodiesel.

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