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MBTA budget targets reduced spending in three key areas

The budget that was approved unanimously by the Fiscal and Management Control Board directs T officials to find $1 million in savings from The Ride, $5 million from the commuter rail, and $8 million from bus maintenance.

TriMet faces FY2013 budget shortfall

The agency began its budget process three months ahead of schedule to begin developing options to respond to a projected $12 million to $17 million shortfall. The agency's FY12 operating budget is $444 million.

Is public transit doomed for good?

To mark this week's "Don't X Out Public Transit Day," the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) released a new survey that focused on what the consequences would be on public transportation riders and systems around the country if a House of Representatives-proposed cut of more than one-third of federal funding for public transportation actually took place.

OCTA: New Calif. budget will impact services

OCTA has been bracing for this hit during the months of ongoing state budget negotiations by adding a fare increase of approximately 25 percent in January, making minor cuts to bus services, and implementing a hiring freeze and cutting capital expenses.