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Pierce Transit to cut one-third of service

Passed a resolution directing staff to implement service reductions, including elimination of Saturday, Sunday, and holiday service and one bus route, on September 29, 2013. The cuts are a result of the loss of Proposition 1 in November.

Mich. seniors lose transit service

The Muskegon City Commission voted to end its senior transit program on Dec. 31 due to a reduction in funds. The city had already extended the program by six months.

City asks Okla. transit to shrink bus coverage

Tulsa city councilors asked Tulsa Transit officials to prepare a plan for review that would shrink the bus system’s coverage area to provide more timely service. The system has an average wait time of 55 minutes between buses.

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.

Riders oppose Allegheny Port Authority cuts

Fighting the agency’s plan to cut service by 35% on Sept. 2 to erase a $64 million budget deficit, more than 300 people registered to speak at a legally mandated hearing on the agency’s proposal.

Niagara Frontier’s planned service cuts burden disabled riders

In a recent forum, Metro Bus Riders said Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's plan to cut 22% of its bus routes by April 1 will be especially difficult for the disabled, low-income citizens and others without their own transportation. The agency recently lost $4.3 million in state aid.

AC Transit may enact severe cuts

Agency plans to cut weekend service by half, nearly all of its overnight bus lines and reduce service hours on all routes, due to a dispute with its largest labor union.