Many Texans rely on public transit to go to work or school, keep medical appointments, shop and run errands, and travel to recreational activities. In fact, in 2016, more than 30 million trips were made on Texas’ 67 transit systems (sometimes called districts) that receive state funding. Going to work was the most common trip […]
In 2009, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) began a fuel-transition program to replace its transit bus fleet with compressed natural gas (CNG)–fueled buses and to construct the necessary refueling infrastructure by 2012. Even though DART faced considerable up-front capital costs to build a fueling station and upgrade the existing gas pipeline, the low cost of […]
An estimated 15,000 public transit-agency professionals converged on Houston’s Hilton Americas and George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 12–15 for the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA’s) 2014 Annual Meeting, which is billed as the industry’s premier event. With growing ridership, funding continues to be a leading issue for transit agencies around the country. According to […]
For the first time, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) will team up with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth), for a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year project will look at how the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County’s (METRO’s) light rail transit (LRT) […]
The economy has recently shown signs of recovery, with some state budgets even boasting a surplus. Despite this good news, every sector of transportation must still do more with less.