public transportation

Capital Region News
12:33 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

CDTA Gets "Smart"

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New technology and changing social norms are impacting public transportation. "Smart" devices, electric buses and smoking all are being scrutinized by the Capital District Transportation Authority.

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New York News
5:06 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Johnstown Mayor Wants More Public Transportation

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The Mayor of Johnstown, New York is exploring the possibility of expanding public transportation in the Fulton County region. 

Johnstown Mayor Michael Julius said he has expressed his interest in expanding public transportation through the city with Gloversville Mayor Dalton King.

“I’m just having preliminary discussions, just casual talking with the mayor, just to find out what it would cost us to reinitiate the bus service, and that’s the extent of it at this point,” said Julius.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

BRTA To Roll Out Electronic Charlie Card


People using public transportation in western Massachusetts will soon be able to tap into 21st century technology.

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New England News
6:34 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Report Shows Link Between Mobile Technology and Public Transportation

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A recent study finds internet and social media use could be linked to a decline in private, personal transportation.

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New York News
12:49 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Saratoga Springs Hosts New York Public Transit Expo

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The leaders of the businesses and agencies that support public transportation in New York are meeting for a two-day conference in Saratoga Springs. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports that the industry is focusing on forging new partnerships.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Berkshire Democrats Back Plan To Reinstate Tolls On Mass Pike

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Democratic lawmakers in the Berkshires have voiced their support for a transportation budget that would reinstate tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike from the New York border through Springfield.

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New England News
8:50 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Report: Driving Boom Is Over

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A new report from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group highlighting the decline in the average number of miles driven by the average American is supporting the call for investments in public education in the commonwealth.

The report released by the MASSPIRG Education Fund titled “A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future” says that on average, the amount of miles driven by Americans has been on the decline for the past eight years.

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New England News
5:07 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Berkshire Group Launches Grassroots Public Transit Campaign

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A recently launched grassroots campaign advocating for improved public transportation in the Berkshires is now online, and some are hoping that it will catch on in communities across Massachusetts. 

The Wish I Had Transit campaign was recently launched by volunteers in the Northern Berkshires, in less than two weeks since the idea of using social media to demonstrate the need for improved public transportation was discussed at a community forum in North Adams.

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New England News
6:02 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Northern Berkshire Residents Press Lawmakers for Transportation Funding

Concerned members of the Northern Berkshire community gathered in North Adams Friday to participate in an open discussion on their current and future public transportation needs.

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New England News
12:13 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Think Tank Urges Transportation Investment in Mass. Gateway Cities

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A new report by Massachusetts think-tank MassINC shows a significant economic impact from the lack of adequate public transportation available in Gateway Cities.

The report released this week titled “Reinventing Transit: Investing in Public Transportation for Strong Gateway Cities Economies” reveals that the inadequate public transportation systems in place in mid-size, post-industrial cities in the commonwealth not only hinder workers, but also contribute to below-average labor force participation.

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