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Transit in the News – March 20

A new weekly section about transit making headlines around the globe. Have an article you want to share? Comment below or email us.


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.

If you’re looking for interesting facts and fun stories about transit, check out our monthly Links and Tidbits series.

Author: Adrienne Coling


  • By Brenda, March 20, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    I just finished reading Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne.
    Everyone should read this before voting on the Transit Plebiscite.
    Especially the last chapter on New York.

  • By Adrienne Coling, March 20, 2015 @ 4:04 pm

    Hi Brenda,
    I just read the synopsis and it looks like a really interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

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