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Median Lanes: Key in Bus Rapid Transit Performance 18.4.2009 THE CITY FIX
In Delhi, India, it can be difficult to enforce curbside bus lanes. Photo by EMBARQ. One of the most controversial aspects of Bus Rapid Transit design in Delhi has been the designation of median lanes as opposed to curbside lanes. The initial bus corridor in Delhi is based on median lanes to give priority to [...]
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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Pricey bus test a bust 17.4.2009 AP Politics
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- It seemed like a good idea, perhaps one that could be emulated nationwide: a fleet of electric buses to ease congestion in one of Washington's traffic-choked suburbs in an environmentally friendly way....
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Spokane bus benches won't be replaced 17.4.2009 Seattle Times: Local
The Spokane Transit Authority has rejected a $38,000 contract to replace some of the bus benches that were ordered removed by the city of Spokane because they violate the city’s sign regulations.
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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Taking taxpayers for a ride: Congressional bus experiment costs $8 per trip 17.4.2009 Star Tribune: Politics
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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Pricey bus test a bust (AP) 17.4.2009 Yahoo: Politics
AP - It seemed like a good idea, perhaps one that could be emulated nationwide: a fleet of electric buses to ease congestion in one of Washington's traffic-choked suburbs in an environmentally friendly way. ...
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Pricey bus test takes taxpayers for a ride 17.4.2009 Seattle Times: Politics
It seemed like a good idea, perhaps one that could be emulated nationwide: a fleet of electric buses to ease congestion in one of Washington's traffic-choked suburbs in an environmentally friendly way.
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Get On the Bus 17.4.2009 GOOD

For proof that buses can solve most of our mass-transit problems, look no further than Bogotá.

Is there any less sexy form of transportation than the bus? To the degree that Americans have paid attention to them at all, we have traditionally regarded city buses as a form of third-class transportation, a necessary evil, a kind of welfare on wheels. It’s not that we have an innate aversion to mass transit. Consider that in Brooklyn, where I…


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Woman Run Over by Bus Is Awarded $27.5 Million 17.4.2009 NY Times: NY Region
The woman’s leg had to be amputated. New York City Transit plans to appeal.

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Katy HOV lanes open Saturday to solo drivers — for a fee 17.4.2009 Houston Chronicle: Top Headlines
Starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, single-occupant vehicles can traverse the lanes for tolls ranging from 30 cents to $1.60, depending on the time of day, and the lanes will be open around the clock.

Katy HOV lanes open Saturday to solo drivers — for a fee 17.4.2009 Houston Chronicle: Texas
Starting at 5 a.m. Saturday, single-occupant vehicles can traverse the lanes for tolls ranging from 30 cents to $1.60, depending on the time of day, and the lanes will be open around the clock.

VTA plans few cuts in service and no layoffs 17.4.2009 San Jose Mercury News: Local News
But transit agency may raise fares to deal with funding shortfall.
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Obama high-speed rail plan has Chicago in mix 17.4.2009 Chicago Tribune: Nation
President Obama's plan puts the city at the center of an 11-city high-speed rail system designed to relieve congestion, clean the air and save ...
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Sacramento and Bay area on route to Red Hawk Casino 16.4.2009 ICT - National - Southwest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Through partnerships with various bus providers, Red Hawk Casino is pleased to announce that it is currently providing transportation for guests from several locations throughout Sacramento and the San Francisco/Bay Area to Red Hawk Casino.
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Disabled riders protest proposed bus-fare hike, service cuts 16.4.2009 Salt Lake Tribune
South Salt Lake » The Utah Transit Authority's boardroom overflowed with wheelchairs, walkers and assistance dogs Wednesday evening as disabled bus riders bashed a plan to cut paratransit service and raise fares.
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Letter: A Radical Transit Proposal 16.4.2009 NY Times: Editorials
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Convenience Is King 16.4.2009 GOOD

You can take the train to work, but your office is still a mile away from the station. Might as well drive, right? How we can solve the last-mile problem.

A couple of months after the presidential election, and a couple of weeks after Barack Obama signed his stimulus bill, the giddiness among transport advocates was enough to induce a contact high: $8 billion for high-speed trains, and another $8.4 billion for mass transit! They were excited…


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MBTA buses equipped with GPS 16.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
The MBTA says its 1,000-plus vehicle fleet has been fitted with GPS devices. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said Wednesday all its buses have global satellite tracking equipment, and that the addition will allow dispatchers to track buses along their route.
ECO mulls fare hikes, bus pass changes 16.4.2009 Vail Colorado: Business
Officials are trying to account for sales tax drop
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Prettier Buses Get More Rides 15.4.2009 GOOD
David Mocarski on the art of attracting people to public transit Mocarski and his students are hoping to change the way Los Angeles thinks about public transportation—by making it more user friendly. GOOD: From a design perspective, what challenges do you face in the public-transit space? DAVID MOCARSKI: In Los Angeles, we’re trying to cultivate something very new, because you have a city that was born of the car, by the car. “I want my personal cocoon,” you know? “I… ...
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MBTA delays vote on replacing aging equipment 14.4.2009 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
In another sign of financial crisis within the region's transit system, the MBTA board of directors put off a vote yesterday on its annual plan to replace aging buses, rail tracks, and subway cars.
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