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trendOklahoma transportation secretary admits agency missteps in turnpike plan near
People hold signs opposing a proposed eastern Oklahoma County turnpike as Oklahoma Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley speaks during a public meeting to hosted by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority inside the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology …
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Transportation fee hike may be coming to Sky Harbor
Sky Harbor says right now, taxis are paying significantly more in transportation fees because they are charged differently than offsite parking. The company Super Shuttle and taxis are charged not per year, but instead per trip. So what’s being talked …
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Kittleman administration pulls transportation reorganization bill
Feb. 17–The Kittleman administration is withdrawing a bill that would shuffle the Office of Transportation in response to some council members’ concerns about the reorganization. Prefiled in late January, the bill would have removed the Office of …
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Economic development officials see opportunities in gaming, transportation

trendEconomic development officials see opportunities in gaming, transportation
Speaking at a breakfast meeting this morning on the state’s economy, they said Nevada also is poised to play a role in shaping the future of transportation, citing recent investments from electric car companies Faraday Future and Tesla, as well as …
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Harrisonburg to shut down public transportation at noon
These buses cover James Madison University, the downtown area and near Valley Mall on East Market St. With Harrisonburg being a spread-out city, people rely on this transportation. “[I use the buses to] get to work, pay bills … anything that I have …
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Transportation Intelligence rates emerging markets for 2016
747-400F Rear CargoDoor-crop John Manners-Bell, the CEO of Transportation Intelligence (TI) said investors in emerging markets need to be discerning in a confusing and complex world. That said, TI has ranked emerging markets using economic and trade …
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Hottest Transportation Stocks Now – DAC DHT ATSG CVTI

trendHottest Transportation Stocks Now – DAC DHT ATSG CVTI
And for more on the hot stocks moving most on Wall Street right now, check out our archive of daily market movers by sector here. Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication …
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Tampa Bay is a graveyard for transportation ballot measures
“I was really astonished that it was that far off from the national average,” said Jason Jordan, executive director of Center for Transportation Excellence, which studies transportation ballot initiatives. Here in Tampa Bay, the numbers are even more …
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Metro seeks applicants for influential transportation committee
Metro’s Transportation Policy Alternatives Committee, or TPAC, is seeking volunteers interested in transportation issues. Three community-member appointments are open for two-year terms starting in January. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 11 …
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trendTransportation officials, activists disagree on proposed fare hikes
Transportation officials and activists disagree about the frequency of proposed fare hikes for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Official groups met Monday to talk about the language of the 2013 Transportation Finance Act, which permits …
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Transportation Secretary Foxx talks Native issues in Anchorage
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx met with Alaska Natives Nov. 6 in Anchorage to discuss getting around a state with dynamic weather and limited infrastructure as transportation bills move through Congress. The hour-long meeting, …
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Federal transportation bill could keep Anniston cycling projects pedalling
Proposed federal transportation legislation won’t cut ongoing Anniston bicycle projects and could provide money for some of the city’s future cycling plans. Industry advocacy groups say the bill, approved in the House Thursday, with companion …
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2 words: public transportation

trend2 words: public transportation
Yes, expanding public transportation to make it really viable is expensive. But so is building freeways that are already overcrowded the day they are opened. With the coming population density, public transportation is inevitable. Why not spend the …
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“Two-tiered public transportation”
“Two-tiered public transportation” — that’s the punchline to this report I heard on NPR this morning. The report covers a recent increase in private luxury buses catering to San Francisco residents. This is a problem according to the San Francisco …
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Public Transportation Restored in Meridian
As of 8 Monday morning public transportation was back up and running in Meridian. It was three years ago, when the Meridian Transit System shut down due to a lack of funds. Once that happened the Meridian Transportation Commission took initial steps …
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Latest Public Transportation News

trendSt. Clair, Madison transit districts could face state budget cuts
St. Clair and Madison County mass transit districts may have to adjust operations or slow down planned projects if proposed state budget cuts by Gov. Bruce Rauner go through. About $ 75 million in cuts to downstate transit districts have been proposed …
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Make publictransportation fares more equitable
For those unfamiliar with downtown Miami, the Metromover is an elevated, automated mass-transit people mover that runs on three loops through the Downtown, Brickell, and Omni neighborhoods. The system totals 4.4 miles with 22 stations roughly every two …
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Public transportation training available for seniors
MONTCLAIR — Lifelong Montclair and the New Jersey Travel Independence Program are hosting a seminar for senior citizens seeking to expand their understanding of public transportation. A transportation seminar, “Connect to Transit” will be offered at …
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trendCommuting Trends in NJ Show Tilt Toward Taking Public Transit
The number of New Jerseyans ages 20-44 declined between 2007 and 2013, while the number in those age groups taking public transportation rose. Although the number of those ages 45-59 driving alone increased, the number taking mass transit rose even …
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million ad campaign tells Chicago-area drivers: Public transit is cool
But while the ads, which will run through summer 2017, may serve as a reminder that public transit exists in Chicago, they may not nudge drivers to change habits—afterall, the ads are not promoting anything new beyond the current system of buses and …
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Council delays decision on Burlington public transportation system
BURLINGTON, N.C. — At its meeting at the end of January, the Burlington City Council again delayed making any decisive action about bringing a public transportation system to the city. The proposal before the City Council proposes a vehicle tax to pay …
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Winter Storm Juno: Public transportation up and running – with delays

trendWinter Storm Juno: Public transportation up and running – with delays
BOSTON — Public transportation resumed Wednesday morning in Massachusetts, though service was not entirely back to normal. “All subway service is experiencing delays due to weather-related issues,” read the MBTA website. Incoming Transportation …
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Grant connects seniors to public transportation
FREMONT – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the National Center on Senior Transportation (NCST) will award $ 100,000 in competitive grants to five communities in five states, including WSOS Community Action Commission, to expand use of …
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TAPS Public Transit launches Farmersville Commuter Connect to McKinney
“Over the past few months, the chamber has worked with TAPS Public Transit to help bring people from McKinney to our annual events. Providing affordable public transportation between our community and McKinney is a huge plus for commuters who work …
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Latest Public Transportation News

trendPersonal rapid transit: The future of public transportation, maybe
Since writing about Seattle’s infrastructure fustercluck, I’ve been thinking a lot about transportation. It’s really a b*tch of a problem. The internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle had its disadvantages from the very beginning, not only relative to …
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Rifaat: Public transportation needs are urgent
This rapid growth will be a transportation and environmental nightmare unless there is a plan for smart, sustainable planning and development. That plan begins with a major public transportation system. Rail opponents are going to have to change their …
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Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports
Riders like Mr. Needham get a lot of value from public transportation, as do people in many other cities where investment in transit is leading to record-high ridership rates and persuading more people to leave their cars at home despite the latest …
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