CTA tweaked for pension meetings in Hawaii, Vegas
Pension officials with the Chicago Transit Authority need much more than a Ventra Card for some of the taxpayer-funded travel they’ve been doing in recent years. The CTA’s retirement plan and health care trust spent close to $60,000 since 2010 to travel to places such as Honolulu, New Orleans, San Diego and Las Vegas for pension-related conferences. Chicago Tribune, Aug. 24
A Bloomington, Ind.-based firm has been chosen to build a $20 million transit center in downtown Indianapolis. Weddle Bros. Building Group, with a bid of $16.9 million, was the lowest of six companies vying for the project. Read more...
K.C. streetcar authority approves name, branding The Kansas City Streetcar Authority last week revealed the name and branding for the new downtown streetcar line, selecting a classic look and feel. The approach for the streetcar name, KC Streetcar, and identity was inspired by a global audit of regional transit and streetcar identity best practices. Explore Kansas City, Aug. 29
New requirement keeps many older users off The Ride A move by the MBTA to crack down on fraud in The Ride, the transit service for the disabled and elderly, has led to a sharp drop in the number of older users, according to figures kept by the transportation authority. Boston Globe, Aug. 23
Reno's transit system facing more riders, funding shortage Responding to the changing face of public transportation and a serious shortage of funding to pay for it, a community panel is forging ahead in a mission to determine transit’s future in the Truckee Meadows.
Reno Gazette-Journal, Aug. 22