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EBT Inc., A Private Bus Contractor Serving Suffolk Transit, Earns TSA’s Gold Standard Award For Security

April 17, 2024

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently honored EBT Inc., with the prestigious Gold Standard Award for security. EBT Inc., one of several private bus companies contracted by Suffolk Transit to provide fixed-route services, is one of only five transit entities nationwide to receive this recognition this year. “The Gold Standard Award symbolizes EBT Inc.’s commitment to its passengers,…

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CALSTART And Transit Partners Among Grant Recipients For SMART Rider Proposal

April 17, 2024

CALSTART, a global clean transportation nonprofit, has been selected as one of the 34 grant awardees in the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Program released by the U.S. Department of Transportation for its proposal SMART Rider: Advanced Safety Technologies for Transit. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the SMART program with $100 million appropriated annually for fiscal…

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Protect All Children From Trafficking (PACT) Expands Campaign In Partnership With Public Transit Leaders

April 15, 2024

Protect All Children from Trafficking (PACT), a national anti-child trafficking organization, has announced the expansion of their research-based and behavioral change campaign aimed at disrupting child sex trafficking in Austin, TX, and Alexandria, VA. “Given that many child sex trafficking victims have a touchpoint in public transit as part of their journey, public transit staff and…

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USDOT/FTA Finalizes National Regulation To Promote Transit Safety And Protect Transit Workers

April 10, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a final rule updating FTA’s Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation, along with a newly revised National Public Transportation Safety Plan. “These major safety updates will make transit systems safer for transit workers and passengers nationwide, while providing workers more input in safety-making decisions through enhanced safety…

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WeGo Link Made Easier For Planning Trips

April 9, 2024

WeGo Public Transit’s (Nashville, TN) riders can now access WeGo Link using the Transit app, helping them to plan bus trips with discounted rideshare connections. “WeGo Link offers subsidized Uber connections to transit stops within 13 service zones in Davidson County, TN. Riders can download a reusable voucher and receive up to $8 off each WeGo Link…

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The Redding Area Bus Authority Introduces RABA Vanpool To Encourage Shared Rides For Commuters In Shasta County, CA

April 3, 2024

The Redding (CA) Area Bus Authority and Enterprise Mobility have launched a new partnership to move employees within, to, and from Shasta County, CA, by vanpool. “As businesses in the area grow and commute costs increase, RABA is improving the transit system to attract workers while reducing commuter expenses. In partnership with Commute with Enterprise,…

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Biden-Harris Administration And FTA Announce $17.6 Million To Help Communities Add Affordable Housing Near Transit

April 2, 2024

The Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have announced $17.6 million in grants going to 20 communities in 16 states to support equitable transit-oriented development. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, FTA’s Pilot Program for Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Planning is helping communities develop local plans to encourage ridership by developing housing…

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Elevating Sanitation Standards: Metro’s Approach To Fleet Cleanliness During Ridership Growth And Service Expansion

April 2, 2024

By Jeff Mundstock, Metro Director of Fleet and Facilities Over the past four years, service providers across various sectors have shared a common experience — the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly elevated the importance of sanitation standards. With the widespread use of social media and instant access to information, any service is now subject to heightened…

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Napa Valley Transportation Authority Adds Greener Travel Option In Wine Country

April 2, 2024

By Harrell Kerkhoff Busline Magazine Editor Galileo, noted Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, reportedly described wine as “sunlight, held together by water.” While driving through Napa County, CA, home of the world-famous Napa Valley wine region, one can better understand that description. It’s an area known for warm and sunny summer days along with lush…

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FTA Announces Nearly $150 Million Grant To Support New Bus Rapid Transit Line In Las Vegas

April 2, 2024

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a $149.9 million grant award to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to support the construction of a faster, more frequent bus route between downtown Las Vegas, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Harry Reid International Airport, and other destinations. This grant, for the new…

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