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Transit in the News — June 20, 2015

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Free transit announced for Pan Am Games ticket holders in Toronto.

Mum’s copper coins refused by First Bus.

Hamilton looks at building gondalas as part of public transit.

Preliminary public transportation for Pope’s visit to Philadelphia released.

Weeks of disruption for Edinburgh-Glasgow rail users.

Rail firm ‘breaks promise’ on reviving village station.

Stephen Harper promises funding for Toronto’s SmartTrack transit line.

GetMovingSEQ: Southeast’s public transit among most expensive in the world.

Metro urges attendees to ride mass transit during Special Olympics.

Expect a busy night on transit with World soccer and Shania Twain.

3.9 billion World Trade Center transit hub nears completion.

A Railway City welcome for Pan Am Games torch.

Passenger train service may be arriving in Sarnia.

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Author: Laura Tennant

Transit in the News – June 12, 2015

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Seattle Metro halts safety messages after earful from bus riders.

Feds express confidence that MTA can open Second Avenue subway in 2017.

China to supply 14 trains to Kolkata subway.

SkyTrain service trouble caused by motor failure.

Passengers in Wales thank hero driver for saving them as bus goes up in flames.

TTC subway shutdown strands thousands of commuters across Toronto.

Ballard signs $10M deal to power fleet of buses in China.

Cobb County commissioners in Atlanta support bus rapid transit referendum.

World’s most congested subway prepares to host Olympics.

Saudi Arabia chases investors for $140B public transport plan.

Pan Am Games organizers rely on HOV lanes & public transit to ease traffic woes.

Transit advocates push for new MTA subway cars.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – June 5, 2015

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Guelph councillors endorse transit after riding city buses for one month.

Bus lane cameras go into operation in Belfast.

Google Maps will show real time public transit schedules for android app.

San Francisco city officials vow to ride public transit for three weeks.

Sarnia brings back free bus rides for Clean Air Day.

Fast-charging electric bus shows promise for regular use.

Bangkok Mass Transit Authority tests out 100% electric city bus.

Washington bans political ads from public transit.

Edmonton Metro Line LRT opening postponed.

Bystanders in East London band together to lift bus off of trapped unicyclist.

Ericsson unveils connected bus stop and other public transport innovations.

Sofia, Bulgaria residents leave cars to ride subway amidst street repairs.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – May 29

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All TransLink transit free last Friday because of SkyTrain shutdown.

New and expanded TTC bus routes to provide reliable overnight and weekend service.

Winnipeg Transit faces long recovery from labour dispute.

Apple Maps’ public transit directions might only support six cities at launch.

Ericsson and Volvo partner on smart public transit.

Vix eyes Malaysian public transport deal.

TTC board expected to approve bus and streetcar service improvements.

Ontario investing up to $1 Billion for light rail transit in Hamilton.

Copper wire theft causes subway headaches for thousands of commuters in NYC.

Voter turnout just shy of 45% for Transit Referendum in Metro Vancouver.

Council hears ideas on how to improve transportation within Fort St. John.

Maryland public transportation fares will soon increase.

Sioux Falls City Council discusses free summer transportation for children.

Scarborough subway route narrowed to three choices.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – May 22

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Buses cancelled as Winnipeg transit workers refuse overtime.

New Grand River Transit plan arrives this fall.

San Francisco leaders tour completed Central Subway tunnel.

China approves $40 billion of rail and subway projects to bolster economy.

Israel calls of Palestinian bus segregation plans.

‘Subway grinders’ to face felony charges under new bill.

Entertainment acts try out for New York subway spots.

St. Albert and Edmonton looking at integrated transit system.

Apple Maps is finally getting public transportation directions.

Five Delhi Metro stations to get WIFI soon.

Transit union in Manitoba says city is putting bus drivers at risk.

Metro Vancouver receives A grade for transit.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – May 15

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South Wales “Ride Me” bus advert sparks online backlash.

New bus links Montreal residents with reduced mobility and McGill University Health Centre.

Bolt bus explodes on turnpike in Massachusetts.

Karachi explores mass transit system options for region.

Public hearing set on Massachusetts transit plan.

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation receives bids from 9 consortia for Metro III project.

Transit referendum deadline for requesting ballots today.

New Kitchener Crosstown bus starts in September.

Compass Card rolls out to TransLink’s West Coast Express service and students.

Beijing police warn flash mobs on subway may cause stampedes.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – May 8

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Community Services in Nova Scotia cuts some bus passes for people with disabilities.

35 bus shelters in Calgary were shattered in wave of vandalism over the weekend.

Hearing for public-private partnership for mass transit in Guam.

Regina, Saskatchewan is getting rid of their rush hour bus-only lanes.

Government in Perth, Australia propose high-frequency bus lanes to reduce congestion.

Edmonton LRT starts training for staff.

Metropolitan Manila Development Authority asks Department of Transportation for express bus-only lane on elevated highway.

Sudbury, Ontario partners with Google to create online transit planner.

MTA wants $1B from NYC for Second Avenue subway.

The public gets a sneak peek at what Kitchener-Waterloo LRT stations will look like.

Obama administration approves ferry to Cuba from Florida.

An all male committee will oversee Toronto’s transit decisions.

Massive transit strike cripples Germany.

STM may lose control over planning of transit projects in Montreal.

Students want to be testers of Edmonton’s smart fare technology.

GO transit launches summer service to Barrie and Niagara.

Hamilton can’t stop stores from overcharging for bus tickets.

35% of ballots returned in Metro Vancouver for plebiscite.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – May 1

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Winnipeg Transit bus service may be delayed by union work action.

Transport minister says no bus workers in Ireland will face forced transfer.

Calgary beings crackdown on costly bus shelter vandals.

MTA fares could increase by 15 per cent due to budget gap.

BC privacy watchdog alarmed by surveillance cameras in Victoria buses.

York Region bus riders welcome new transit funding in Provincial budget.

Baltimore subway stations close amid riots.

Man accused in sexual assaults on transit allowed back on buses in Vancouver.

Chicago subway crash prompts recommendations for braking and scheduling changes.

Gun arrests on NYC subway system up 42 per cent this past year.

Beijing follows lead in guide dogs on subway.

Driverless metro rail proposed for Bhopal.

Ottawa begins second phase of LRT in West end, bus detours to follow.

MTA to ban political ads on subways and buses.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – April 24

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Federal budget 2015 targets gridlocked urban commuters with mass transit fund.

Bus drivers in Belfast to take strike action.

Briarwood subway station renamed.

Halifax Transit unveils plan for the future of the region.

TTC CEO says bus driver surplus will be needed by end of year.

MTA subway trains are overcrowded as ridership rises.

Istanbul expands mass transit network with new line.

Shuttle bus deal signed as Victoria cruise ship season starts.

Edmonton considers discounted bus passes for low-income residents.

Victoria transit buses get outfitted with new security cameras.

PEI doctor saves man who fell onto subway track in Washington, DC.

Controversial ads will soon appear on NYC subways and buses.

Apple moves closer to adding public transit to maps app.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – April 17

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Wilmot Township outside of K-W area, Ontario will be connected by Grand River Transit.

Irish bus services face disruption as of May 1 as the unions vote for action.

Will driverless vehicles make transit obsolete in BC?

New research is emphasizing how important it is for millennials to live where there is a good public transit.

Amsterdam public transit agency aims to have all its transport be emission-free by 2025.

Officials in Illinois call for an increase in Federal transit spending.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, to roll out transit plans at public forum.

TTC signs $80M deal with Bechtel to oversee completion of Spadina subway expansion.

Axis Bank will issue co-branded debit cards to the users of Kochi metro system. The cards can be used for both for transit and shopping.

Axis Bank will issue co-branded debit cards to the users of Kochi metro system. The cards can be used for both for transit and shopping.

Axis Bank will issue co-branded debit cards to the users of Kochi metro system. The cards can be used for both for transit and shopping.

Kochi Metro Railway signs deal with Axis Bank for automatic payment cards in Kerala, India.

Washington, D.C. Metro deployed the new 7000 series rail cars this week.

Accessibility rights group files class action law suit against STM and AMT in Montreal.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – April 10

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Hong Kong bus passengers narrowly escape disaster.

Swift Current Saskatchewan’s new transit system is launched.

Calgary launches smart phone transit app.

New section of A-Line metro opens in Prague, Czech Republic.

DC Metro believes they need to accommodate as many as 84,000 daily trips by 2020.

MBTA fares are cheaper than most U.S. cities

Montreal’s transit authority is looking for public input for the system’s future.

Hamilton, Ontario bus drivers reach tentative deal.

Windsor buses begin using NEXUS lane for border crossing.

TTC selects company to handle Spadina Subway expansion completion.

Russian commuters save woman trapped under train.

Beijing seeks new private investment to expand subway.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – April 3

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Bus lane construction in New Market, Ontario loses local supporters with delays affecting businesses.

The National Bus and Rain Union in Ireland will decide on strike action regarding potential privatization of transit services.

TTC says they’ve learned from their mistakes with over-budget Spadina Subway extension.

Over 100 stations now connected to WIFI in NYC subway system.

Washington Metro will roll out new subway cars on April 14.

Delhi Metro launches new app to give riders reward points when reloading their smart cards.

Canadian cities lobby Ottawa for more public transit funding.

Hamilton transit union votes 95% in favour of strike action.

Abu Dhabi bus passes to be automated starting May 15.

Transit Watch program launched to help stop crime in Surrey, BC.

Riders in Melbourne, Australia now able to use Google maps to plan trips.

What mass transit could learn from luxury buses.

Four-year-old in Philadelphia boards bus alone at 3 am to get a slushie.

Winnipeg doesn’t have enough buses to keep up with ridership.

Montreal’s Honoré-Beaugrand bus terminal gets a redesign.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – March 27

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Maritime Bus says this winter season has been extremely challenging.

The weather wreaks havoc on the ferries in Cape Breton.

University of Winnipeg students rally for better bus service.

A long-awaited bus stand serving many in Uppinangady, India is being built.

Rapid bus system construction is underway in Cambridge, Ontario.

NYC MTA raises fares.

TTC wants to hire outside contractor to finish Spadina subway extension.

Who takes transit to work in Metro Vancouver?

Public transit boosting research on air quality and climate change.

Amsterdam is offering free transit for failed asylum seekers.

Minnesota’s BRT is held off until 2017 due to funding.

TTC commute comes to a halt due to environmental spill.

Fluid leak on Vancouver bus, no delays or passengers involved.

Passengers escaped a bus swallowed by a sinkhole in Brazil.

GO joins Milton Transit to test door-to-door bus service.

Edmonton hoping their Metro LRT will still open as planned this spring.

Subway surfers caught on camera in NYC.

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Author: Adrienne Coling

Transit in the News – March 20

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Here in Metro Vancouver, voting has begun in the Transportation and Transit Plebiscite.

NDP leader Thomas Muclair says in Toronto speech that transit is a top priority in the GTA.

GO Transit is expanding the rapid line to Barrie, Ontario.

Donations of transit passes in Edmonton help give homeless youth a leg up.

Britain’s first bus run entirely on biomethane gas enters service this month.

NYC’s Port Authority bus terminal’s future is up for debate.

Officials reject plan to revamp Port Authority bus terminal.

Taipei City Government announced that the Taipei West Bus Station will be demolished.

Outlying UK counties are suffering as a result of bus cuts.

The Otago region in New Zealand will see new “super stop” bus hubs.

Students living in Villarasampatti, part of the Erode district, petition for better bus service.

Chicago starts construction on the bus rapid transit lanes in The Loop.

Study shows Scarborough LRT would attract more development than subway extension.

A $26 million dollar Federal grant allows Jacksonville, Florida’s rapid transit project to continue.

City Leaders in LA say public transportation is the key to a livable city.

Michigan mass transit funding is centre stage before the vote of Michigan Proposal 1.

Government launches bus pilot program in metro Manila.

TTC fires managers over Spadina subway extension budget overages.

Tokyo remembers. 20th Anniversary of deadly Sarin gas attack on Tokyo subway system.

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Author: Adrienne Coling