Trolley depot headed back to Coral Gables
Hoping to end months of bitter fighting over a new Coral Gables, Fla., trolley garage that enraged residents of a historic black neighborhood in Coconut Grove and violated a landmark U.S. civil rights law, Coral Gables and a developer have come up with a surprising solution. Leave it in Coral Gables, but hide it from sight.
COTA's service for the disabled more selective
In April 2011, when the number of Mainstream riders and the cost of providing the service were increasing, the Central Ohio Transit Authority in Columbus began conducting more in-depth interviews and assessments to determine whether a rider could handle the regular buses.
Metro-North conductor leaves apology for passengers
A conductor on the Metro-North Railroad has apologized to riders in Connecticut for an express train that failed to show up, delaying their trip into New York City. Michael Shaw said he put 500 copies of his written apology on rail car seats Monday morning.
The Buffalo News reports that the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has officially approved the sale of 354 acres for $1 to the New York state parks system and the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Read more...
Rendell says maglev train should be more than a dream Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday hosted a pitch for a super-high-speed, magnetically levitated train that could whisk riders from Philadelphia to New York City in 25 minutes and to Washington in 30. The Inquirer, March 5
Utah takes step toward new transit tax Utah legislators took the first step Wednesday toward hiking the sales tax by a quarter-cent for every $1 purchase. Officials say the Utah Transit Authority would use funds from that to improve bus service, attract more customers and help reduce air pollution. Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 26
COTA approves free downtown circulator bus A new downtown Columbus, Ohio, circulator bus line that will shuttle passengers between some of the city's hotspots will be free to ride — at least for now. The Central Ohio Transit Authority won’t charge fares when the Downtown circulator — dubbed “CBUS” — starts running May 5. Columbus Dispatch, Feb. 26