Madison, WImadison

BRT is bad fit for State Street -- Fred Berg

It seems to me that when our two previous mayors along with Downtown Madison, Inc. feel it is a mistake to turn State Street and the Capitol Square into bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors, we should take heed. State Street could be so much more than it is. I am...
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Columbus, OHcolumbusunderground.com

COTA Puts Price Tag on East-West Transit Line, Will Seek Federal Funding

The plan to build a Bus Rapid Transit corridor that will stretch from the far west side of Columbus to the far east side moved another step closer to reality this week. The Board of Trustees of the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) voted to approve what is known as a “locally preferred alternative” for the corridor, the first step in applying for federal funding for a project.
Pierce County, WAThe Suburban Times

Strickland Secures Over $12 Million for Community Projects in the 10th District

A press release from Office of Rep. Marilyn Strickland. Congresswoman Marilyn Strickland (WA-10) released the following statement after she secured $12.55 million for eight community projects to benefit the South Sound and its residents. Strickland’s local Community Project Funding (CPF) requests passed the House today as part of H.R. 4502, the appropriations minibus package.
Syracuse, NYPosted by

Syracuse needs better bus service. Now’s the time to make it happen (Guest Opinion by Maurice Brown)

Maurice Brown is a founding member of Uplift Syracuse and currently serves as the lead of the group’s Transportation Committee. Syracuse needs better bus service, and now is the time to make it happen. A new coalition of elected officials understands the need for better service, new leadership at Centro has the expertise to implement it, the New York State Department of Transportation is committed to improving transit as part of the Interstate 81 project, and a once-in-a-generation investment from the federal government provides the means to build and run that better service.

Traffic Snarl Alert: Mission and South Van Ness Intersection Will Be Closed to All Traffic Next Week

About seven blocks worth of streets will be closed to traffic this coming Wednesday, and continuing til Monday, August 9, in the latest BS from the Van Ness BRT. The so-called Van Ness Improvement Project has not improved the lives of businesses along that corridor, as now five years of endless construction and hassle has virtually eliminated foot traffic all up the storied street. But the Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will now eliminate car traffic too, for five days at least, on about six blocks near the intersection of Mission and South Van Ness. The SFMTA reminds you that about seven blocks of traffic will be shut down beginning this Wednesday, until the following Monday, so be ready for re-routes galore.

TransMilenio faces funding crisis

Bogotá’s BRT system TransMilenio is on course to shut down within a month unless an escalating funding crisis can be resolved. If you are an existing subscriber please sign in to read this article in full. Sign up for a free trial. Register for free access to IJGlobal and realise...
Madison, WImadison

Joe Perkins: Don't run 60-foot buses on State Street

Tutto Pasta on State Street cares deeply about the future of Madison. We support bus rapid transit (BRT), and agree that it has the potential to vastly improve the standard of living for Madisonians. But it is a sensitive issue for us as we consider the future of State Street...

BRT offers new commuting experience as trial run continues

(MENAFN - Jordan Times) AMMAN — A total of 4,370 people used the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Wednesday, its second day of the trial run, Director of the Transportation Operations Department at the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) Khaled Abu Aleem told The Jordan Times. Abu Aleem said that the...
Omaha, NEPosted by
Next City

From More Equitable Transit to a “Carless City” in Omaha

Welcome to “The Mobile City,” our weekly roundup of noteworthy transportation developments. Omaha Sets Sights on Making Itself “Virtually Carless”. Advocates for transit equity push to get transit authorities to emphasize better service to historically disadvantaged and underserved communities. Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city, doesn’t lack for such communities, and now the city’s transit authority is turning its attention to one of them.
Tampa, FLPosted by
Daily Florida Press

St. Pete Mayor discusses red tide and masked tour

TAMPA, Florida – Cafe Con Tampa is a group of neighborhood and community leaders that meets weekly to discuss issues in Tampa Bay. Mayor Rick Kriseman was the guest speaker on Friday. If you didn’t catch Kriseman with your coffee this morning, don’t worry – we’re here for you. He...
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Bristol Times

Flager & Associates, PC subsidizing tickets to BRT for locals

Local law firm Flager & Associates, PC is subsidizing tickets for Bristol Township residents to attend Bristol Riverside Theatre’s 2021-22 mainstage season. Founding and managing partner of Flager & Associates Randy Flager, who also serves as township solicitor, is extending this sponsorship to make it possible for Bristol Township residents to enjoy $10 tickets for BRT’s reopening.