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March 27, 2017
MBTA had nation’s highest bus maintenance costs in 2015, study finds

The agency had the highest vehicle maintenance costs per hour of bus operations among the 25 largest U.S. public transit agencies in 2015.



The most and least affordable cities for public transit

In the wake of the increase in New York, where a monthly unlimited pass now costs $121, a new analysis shows the affordability of more than 70 transit systems across the U.S.



Strong local leadership key to successful transportation systems

A new handbook draws on examples from over thirty cities and outlines nearly two dozen policies and strategies that mayors and transportation agency leaders can use to improve urban transportation.



[Video] The Battle Public Transit Must Win: Stopping Burnout

Public transit authorities have some of the highest turnover and absenteeism rates of any U.S. industry. This video explores some of the costs facing transit and discuss how to recognize burnout and disengagement. For more solutions, visit www.redkiteproject.com. Research that helped inform video: https://medium.com/@Zstone/literature...


68% of Nashvillians back paying higher taxes for improved public transit

The numbers, outlined in a new Vanderbilt University poll, could help boost the cause of Middle Tennessee transit advocates who are seeking action from the state legislature to allow local governments to hold referendums on funding transit projects.


Vicinity buses to be manufactured in Atlanta

Alliance Bus Group, Grande West's exclusive U.S. distributor, will produce Buy America-compliant Vicinity buses for sale to U.S. transit authorities.


Bombardier to deliver 27 light rail vehicles to Kuala Lumpur

The order from Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is valued at approximately $388 million, with Bombardier's share valued at approximately $266 million.


York Region Transit to take part in Canadian battery-electric bus demo

Will purchase six electric-powered heavy-duty transit buses from  New Flyer Industries and Nova Bus, with overhead-charging stations being designed and manufactured by Siemens and ABB Group.

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