Transit in the News – May 8

Transit in the News – May 8

A weekly section about transit making headlines around the globe. Have an article you want to share? Comment below or email us.newspaper-568058_1280

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