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Public Transport April 2012 Archive


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Los Angeles Update April 2012

Monday April 30, 2012
It is a great time to be a transit enthusiast in Los Angeles. Thanks to the sales tax revenue from Measure R , a large number of ... Read More

What Happens to Buses After Their Useful Life Is Over?

Saturday April 28, 2012
In the United States, transit agencies can get federal funding to replace buses once they reach twelve years of age. What happens to these buses, which in most ... Read More

Transit 101: Relief Points

Saturday April 28, 2012
Most employees have a set place of work and set time they report to every day. One of the unusual aspects of being a bus driver is that ... Read More

Review of the Revised California High Speed Rail Business Plan of April 2, 2012

Wednesday April 18, 2012
In April 2012 the California High Speed Rail Authority, in response to criticism of its original business plan, put out a revised version that counters a lot of the ... Read More

New Book Review: Curb Rights by Klein, Moore, and Reja.

Sunday April 15, 2012
In Curb Rights the authors argue that only completely deregulation of public transit (with one exception, described below) can save the industry. The exception is a ... Read More

Three Union Work Rules That Drive Up the Cost of Transit

Tuesday April 10, 2012
In past couple of years, the vast majority of American transit systems have either raised fares, cut service, or both. In addition to doing that, they have looked ... Read More

Transit in Pittsburgh

Wednesday April 4, 2012
Pittsburgh is one of the hidden gems of American cities. Nestled in narrow river valleys marking the confluence of three rivers, it is easy to overlook but boasts ... Read More

How Do Bus Drivers Pick the Routes They Drive?

Sunday April 1, 2012
Do you ever wonder why your favorite bus driver suddenly disappears one day, never to return? It's because bus drivers select their runs based on seniority at ... Read More

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