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– Alerts- August 18.09

August 18, 2009
Local transit groups ask Granholm for assistance
The Detroit News
Lansing — A trio of local transit groups is calling on Gov. Jennifer Granholm to come up with a source of increased funding for public transportation and
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Mass transit development will be slow
Examiner.com
Regional transportation planners and thinkers discussed new high-speed rail systems and other transit options to connect northern Colorado cities.
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The Lincoln Journal

WVU’s Personal Rapid Transit up and running again after summer
The Lincoln Journal
MORGANTOWN – The West Virginia University Personal Rapid Transit system, better known as the PRT, is back on the tracks and running smoothly today after a
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Hearings this week on proposed cuts at Ben Franklin Transit
TheNewsTribune.com
Tom Polson says he can’t figure out the recent transit service changes that have resulted in route cuts, re-duced services and, in some cases, higher fares.
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Hot-shot law firm Proskauer Rose quits MTA, says agency bigs too
New York Daily News
Proskauer Rose was concerned transit officials weren’t being candid about their dealings with the union, and the law firm feared it couldn’t adequately
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BART strike averted, tentative deal reached
San Francisco Chronicle
(08-17) 12:04 PDT Oakland — The BART contract dispute was resolved Sunday evening, averting a threatened transit strike that would have crippled this
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Whitman County exploring transit authority
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
Whitman County is exploring setting up a transit authority district that would enable the county to partner with the Council on Aging and Human Services to
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Mass. giving transit data to software developers
The Associated Press
A restaurant owner, for example, could easily add official government data about the location and details of transit stops or bus schedules into a Web site
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Bygone Era of Public Transit Comes Alive at Trolley Museum
MPBN News
Electric trolleys as a form of public transit in Maine have a limited history that began in 1887 and ended by the early 1940’s. But there is a place where
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Mass. giving transit data to software developers
Boston Herald
The MBTA becomes the third-largest transit agency in the country to make such data public in a format converted to the industry-standard Google Transit Feed
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