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Bus System Looks for Ways to Expand
Transportation executives say local bus systems were a remarkably popular way to get around in 2012. Efforts are under way to build ridership by listening to consumer requests — such as providing a link to the Chobani plant in Chenango County. READ MORE >>>
First comes one more weekend of reduced PATH service on only one line. The payoff, though, may be the return of 24/7 transit for the first time since super storm Sandy.
Port Authority officials hinted in a prepared statement about reduced service this weekend that the return of 24-hour service on the agency’s three trans-Hudson rail lines could be just a week to 10 days away. READ MORE >>>
HOP ON! MTA Restores Old Bus Routes Lost in Cuts and Extends Several More
Bus riders will see nearly $18 million in additional service this month as the MTA restores a portion of the unpopular cuts it enacted in a few years ago and extends the reach of some existing routes, officials said Thursday. The Service Enhancement Plan, announced last summer, encompasses 21 routes spanning the five boroughs. READ MORE >>>
Fiscal Cliff Deal Restores Commuter Tax Break for 2012 and 2013
There’s good news for train, subway and van pool riders hidden in the 157-page fiscal cliff deal—an extension of pre-tax benefits for transit commuters on par with parking benefits. That means $550 and up a year in tax savings per commuter, retroactive to 2012. An estimated 2.7 million families will gain from this break. READ MORE >>>
Rail Lines Adding Safety Technology
New safety technology being installed along some rail lines across the nation aims to prevent deadly train crashes caused by human error.
The technology is designed to stop or slow a train automatically to prevent accidents, such as a collision with another train or a derailment from excessive speed. READ MORE >>>
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