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3 years 2 months ago

NYC to halt subways and buses ahead of Irene

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Commuter transit systems in New York, New Jersey and outside Philadelphia will shut down because of Hurricane Irene. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says public transportation in New York City will shut down Saturday at about noon. According to the governor's office, the Metropolitan Transit...

3 years 10 months ago

Rainbow of buses parade through Pueblo

A colorful parade of buses rolled through downtown Pueblo this morning. Bus service was temporarily suspended so the City of Pueblo could show off ten new buses, which were recently purchased to replace an aging fleet. They've already been nicknamed the "Skittle" buses because of their vibrant appearance. They're painted...

3 years 11 months ago

2011 city budget looking brighter

In December, Colorado Springs city councilmembers have a chance to put some happiness back into the Christmas stockings of city residents. Last Christmas, their job was to take stuff out of the stockings. The 2011 city budget has an unexpected increase of $10.3 million (mostly from increased sales tax...

4 years 4 months ago

Silver Key has room for more riders

Silver Key Senior Services has room to spare. The Colorado Springs senior agency has the capacity to provide up to 5,200 rides a month, but many seniors don't take advantage of the service. Silver Key is currently averaging 4,500 rides per month. Silver Key's average trip is 12 miles....

4 years 7 months ago

18 injured in transit crash in Houston

Officials say a collision between a transit bus and light-rail train in downtown Houston has sent 18 people to the hospital. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, which runs Houston's bus and light-rail system, says none of the injuries are reported to be life threatening. Police say the accident happened about...

4 years 8 months ago

RTD gets funds for transit upgrades

The Regional Transportation District will receive a $300 million loan from the federal government to modernize Union Station into the FasTracks transportation hub and $80 million in federal grants for the FasTracks project. Federal Transit Administration chief Peter Rogoff announced the funding boosts alongside Mayor John Hickenlooper and Sen. Michael...

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