#Public Transit

Settle In For A Longer Charlotte Transit Push

If you were thinking that we might know soon whether Charlotte is going to get new light rail lines, think again. More than a year since the effort started toward a $13.5 billion transit plan, Charlotte leaders are saying that they have no timetable for making it happen — which underscores the scope and complexity of the push for new transit options.
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Update on Interstate 70 construction

Drivers exiting Abilene onto Interstate 70 will see signs warning about construction up ahead and a one-lane road. On Aug. 9, the Kansas Department of Transportation started a pavement patching project on westbound and eastbound lanes of I-70. The work expanded east about 8.5 miles from K-15 to Abilene and to about 2 miles east of K-43 junction at Enterprise.
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Coronado Unified students ride public transit due to bus driver shortage

CORONADO, Calif. — A national shortage of bus drivers is forcing school districts to take drastic measures. Coronado Unified School District is resorting to San Diego Metropolitan Transit System buses to get kids to school. About 50 CUSD elementary and middle school students living in Coronado Cays, Naval Amphibious Base and Lincoln Military Housing received MTS bus passes for the 2021-22 school year.

Pasco County job fair slated for Tuesday

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco County is sponsoring a job fair slated for 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday at the West Pasco Government Center’s Internal Services Building lobby, 7536 State Street in New Port Richey. The in-person job fair is sponsored by Pasco County Human Resources which has numerous...

Without commuters, Metro Transit gets creative about getting riders on board

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Twin Cities transit system changed faster this year than it has in decades when rush-hour commuters, the symbolic backbone of the transit system, disappeared almost overnight. In 2021, due to the lack of in-person office work, few people are going in and out of downtown at rush hour. Even as ridership slowly increases, proverbial 9-to-5 office workers remain a tiny fraction of their former numbers, posing problems for transit not just in Minnesota, but all across the country.

30 E Ferdinand St

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Okotoks Transit Wins Prestigious Provincial Award

On-demand transit in Okotoks has not only been an asset for many in town, but it has also fostered some provincial attention. The prestigious Minister’s Award for Municipal Excellence in the Service Delivery Innovation category was awarded to the Okotoks On-Demand Transit system this year. Acting Deputy Mayor Florence Christophers,...

City of Sparks Announces Road Closures for Downtown Concerts

Sparks, NV – The Nugget Hotel Casino will host six concerts between September 18 and October 15 in the new outdoor Nugget Event Center on Victorian Avenue between 10th and 11th Streets. For the safety of concertgoers, some roads will be closed surrounding the center. These closures include time for event set up and tear down.

Fines possible if riders refuse to wear masks on buses

The Washoe County Regional Transportation Commission announced this week the Transportation Security Administration can now assess penalties against those refusing to wear a mask on buses. “Masks are required on all forms of public transportation, and we’re grateful to our front-line employees for their compliance,” said Mike Ake with Keolis,...

How to Get Back on Public Transportation, According to Experts

As thousands of us are summoned to the office, and city traffic is visibly back with a vengeance, hopping on public transportation is becoming increasingly necessary. To wit, according to a 2021 survey from the American Public Transportation Association, 73% of people are planning to use public transportation as frequently as they did pre-pandemic, and over half are already using it to commute back to work.
Bronx Times

MTA wants city to double Fair Fares enrollment by next year

Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC. The MTA wants to double enrollment in the city’s program for half-priced MetroCards, known as Fair Fares, over the next year, the agency’s chief announced during a monthly board meeting Wednesday.
Santa Monica Daily Press

Council discusses street sweeping tickets, noise in parks and bus payments

In a Sept. 14 meeting, City Councilmembers’ discussion items ran the gamut of resident concerns from speeding to noise complaints, street sweeping and bus tickets. While staff were directed to research all of these issues, the most immediate action residents will see is the waiving of street sweeping citations issued between Aug. 30 and Sept. 3.

Free Trolley Refreshes Downtown Route

For visitors and locals alike, the free downtown trolley in Wilmington recently refreshed its route, offering access to more desired destinations. As a result, the Port City Trolley is providing riders with the ability to access major destination points along Nutt Street in downtown Wilmington. “It is only a two-block...

Pittsburgh director of mobility and infrastructure to join Biden administration

Pittsburgh’s director of mobility and infrastructure is leaving the city to take a role in Washington, D.C., with the Federal Transit Administration. Karina Ricks, who joined the city administration in February 2017, was the first to lead the then-newly created department. “As the very first Director of DOMI, Karina has...