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CRISI funds projects that reduce congestion, improve short-line and regional railroad infrastructure, relocate rail lines, enhance multimodal connections and facilitate service integration between rail and other modes such as at ports or intermodal facilities.

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Innovative Solutions Meet the Needs of California's Rural Transit Riders

Seven days a week, 365 days a year, SamTrans Route 17 makes its way along the winding roads and past the scenic views of the California coast in San Mateo County. Situated sometimes just yards from the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the San Francisco Bay Area, Route 17 is one of seven fixed-route bus lines that serve several small coastal communities, including Half Moon Bay, Montara, Moss Beach, Pacifica and Pescadero.

Ill. rural transit faces deep cuts

CountyLink, Peoria County’s popular rural transit system, will need to make several service reductions, including cutting four of its six full-time routes. Even with the cuts, the system is expected to run out of money in June.

Ill. rural transit faces funding shortage

On-demand system in Peoria County that has seen ridership grow over the last 15 months expects to be in the red by March or April 2013. MV Transportation, which operates the service, may renegotiate its contract.

Report: Improving transit boosts rural communities

Reconnecting America and the Community Transportation Association of America’s "Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America," found that smaller communities are making a wide variety of transit investments, and these investments have had a positive impact on both the economy and the quality of life of residents.

Colo. breaks ground on first rural U.S. BRT system

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority will operate the service, called VelociRFTA, which will connect workers who live in Roaring Fork Valley to local area resorts where the jobs are, about 40 miles away. The new service includes construction of nine bus stations and five park-and-ride facilities.

Urban and rural transit, different yet similar

National RTAP and its partner organizations, the FTA and the National Tribal Transit Association, will sponsor a national conference on March 18 to 21, 2012 at the Radisson, Fort McDowell Hotel near Scottsdale, Ariz.

FTA launches bus safety Website

Bus Safety and Security Website will give users quick and easy access to a comprehensive resource library that houses more than 1,000 downloadable technical assistance documents, and a community forum to support peer-to-peer information sharing.

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