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TARTA workers protest funding source

Union representatives urged local leaders to take another look at switching to sales-tax funding, which would be “more equitable and pay-as-you-go” compared to property taxes, whose revenue has slumped during the last five years as area real-estate values tumbled.

Google buses being monitored by security

Men with earpieces have closely monitored passengers boarding Google buses at the site of at least one bus stop in San Francisco's Mission District, according to a report.

Is the future of transit free?

Protests in Brazil over fare hikes have sparked authors at The Economist and Slate magazine to put in their two cents on the future of fares. They contend that they are costly to collect and that transit systems may be more effective at cutting traffic congestion and improving service if they were fare-free. Could that ever happen in the U.S.?

4 arrests made in Mass. paratransit fare hike protest

They blocked a street outside the State House, demanding more funding to avoid future fare increases on senior citizens and disabled riders. Four were arrested. The move follows Gov. Deval Patrick administration doubling fares for door-to-door paratransit service last year.

Denver bus drivers protest transit cuts

Joined by riders and members of Occupy Denver, they say the cuts, both local and national, prevent them from getting people to and from jobs and home, which is a basic civil right.

Time for transit to join the revolution?

While APTA EXPO attendees discussed financial challenges and an uncertain funding future, thousands of Americans took to the streets to protest what they see as “corporate greed and corrupt politics” ruling U.S. policies and the economy. One transit workers union joined them.