Iowa transit system discontinues bus route due to rowdy students
A disciplinary situation on an Ottumwa, Iowa, bus has led to the abrupt halt of an entire route. A handful of middle school students used an Ottumwa Transit Express Bus for after-school transportation. However, a number of the students reportedly misbehaved in such a way that the school system thought it best to discontinue the route.
TTC-themed board game
Sean Benham got the idea for a board game after watching the debate over transit in Toronto unfold over the last year. So he designed Subways & Serpents, a new TTC expansion-themed board game that includes local characters and serpents.
Toronto transit debates devolves into carnival
Transit planning in Canada's leading metropolis is in a truly staggering state of disarray. We have endured close to four years of false starts, madcap schemes and head-twisting reversals – and still we don’t really know where we are going or how we are going to pay for it.
The New York MTA awarded two contracts worth $627.79 million as part of the East Side Access project bringing the Long Island Rail Road to Grand Central Terminal. Read more...
SMART bus tax headed to voters A proposed property tax increase for metro Detroit’s suburban bus system appears to be headed to voters to decide on in the August primary election. Detroit Free Press, April 17
Minot, N.D., struggling to find bus operators For more than 20 years, the Minot Public Transit System has been operating five days a week, Monday through Friday. But, now they're being forced to be creative when it comes to staffing drivers. Eleven buses, but only seven drivers. KFYR, April 16
Amp supporters issue call to action A prominent supporter of The Amp, Nashville's proposed bus rapid transit project, issued a call to action Tuesday as Tennessee lawmakers continued to wrestle with legislation that would slow the project.
The Tennessean, April 15