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DOT Chief Foxx points to $2.5 billion for transit in Obama’s proposed budget

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 06, 2014

DOT Chief Foxx points to $2.5 billion for transit in Obama’s proposed budget

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Wednesday that President Obama included $2.5 billion for transit expansions in his 2015 fiscal year budget proposal, The Hill reports. Foxx noted that the proposal offers grants for 26 rail, bus rapid transit and streetcar projects ...

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Utah Transit Authority aims to reduce air pollution with Ride Clear campaign

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 06, 2014

Utah Transit Authority aims to reduce air pollution with Ride Clear campaign

One agency is urging the public to reduce air pollution -- and offering an incentive. The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) will give away 5,000 free public transportation passes in the next couple of months during its Ride Clear campaign, which aims ...

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New program provides free transit for seniors to eye care appointments

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 11, 2013

New program provides free transit for seniors to eye care appointments

With all the funding problems in transportation, it’s nice to see this transportation program is continuing to expand and gain more alliances. ITNRacineCounty, a transportation solution for seniors and the visually impaired, now plans to be a part of an ITNAmerica ...

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Transit ridership rises 1.2% in Q2 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 23, 2013

Transit ridership rises 1.2% in Q2 2013

Nearly 2.7 billion transit trips took place in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2013, a 1.2-percent rise since the first quarter of this year, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). However, transit ridership ...

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PHOTOS: Where Buses Go To Die

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Sep 10, 2013

PHOTOS: Where Buses Go To Die

Somewhere underground in Belgium a tomb for retired buses, trams and other public transportation vehicles is hidden and forgotten. This unfinished metro tunnel serves as the final resting place for these automobiles. While dust and cobwebs adorn most of the vehicles, ...

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Nation’s first rural bus rapid transit system opens in Colorado

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 09, 2013

Nation’s first rural bus rapid transit system opens in Colorado

The VelociRFTA Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line opened last week in the Roaring Forks Valley region of Colorado. The system is the first rural BRT line in nation and will allow commuters in the Glenwood Springs area to travel about 40 ...

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Beam Me Up, Scotty

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 16, 2013

Beam Me Up, Scotty

Have you ever wanted to transport yourself from one location to another in an instant, like Captain Kirk from Star Trek? Well, I’ve got your solution: I’m working on a machine that will teleport people by turning them into water ...

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Twin Cities’ Metro Transit cracks down on fare-paying

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 15, 2013

Twin Cities’ Metro Transit cracks down on fare-paying

Minnesota’s Metro Transit has begun implementing a system to help the transit determine when and where riders are not paying, according to the Star Tribune. The system involves drivers on three of the busiest bus routes entering information into a computer ...

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National Journal hosts summit on American energy, transit systems

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

National Journal hosts summit on American energy, transit systems

National Journal on June 18 will host a summit to elicit a discussion about the future of American energy in relation to transit systems. The summit, titled “Fueling the Nation: The Transportation Transformation,” will take place at the Newseum in Washington, ...

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Northern California receives first battery-powered buses

Amanda Bayhi - May 21, 2013

Northern California receives first battery-powered buses

The California Energy Commission has purchased the first two battery-powered buses for Northern California, KCET reported. The commission purchased the fast-charging buses, built by Proterra, with a $2.56 million grant through the AB118 Air Quality Improvement Program. The buses will be ...

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Cities rethink transportation due to drop in young drivers

Amanda Bayhi - May 15, 2013

Cities rethink transportation due to drop in young drivers

As young Americans shy away from cars and lean more on alternative forms of transportation, state transportation leaders have begun to react. Macomb, Illinois, has created a cost-effective way to maintain its existing transit system. Chicago’s mayor is working to make roads ...

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Transportation experiences 28,000-job loss in March

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 05, 2013

Transportation experiences 28,000-job loss in March

Despite a decrease in national unemployment, the transportation sector experienced a decrease of 28,000 jobs in March, The Hill reported. Transportation employment decreased from 4,469,900 in February to 4,467,100 in March, marking the fourth consecutive month of transportation job losses. Transit and ...

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