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Proposed Manhattan congestion fee could make return to office even harder

Aug 29, 2022
Manhattan could soon charge drivers a toll to enter midtown, the financial district and other active areas.
Dense traffic in midtown Manhattan. New York City’s proposed congestion plan could include tolls as high as $23 during peak hours.
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Albuquerque’s bus system starts zero-fare experiment for 2022

Jan 4, 2022
At more than 500,000 residents, Albuquerque, New Mexico is the largest city in the U.S. to experiment with zero-fare transit.
Cities across the country have used pandemic relief funds to pay for no-fare transit.
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Transit systems struggle to find enough bus drivers

Jan 4, 2022
Some drivers are retiring, others are going to work for commercial delivery services.
Higher wages from private competitors and a workforce near retirement has led to a bus driver shortage. Above, a Detroit bus driver poses for a portrait in 2020.
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Northeast would see lion's share of new rail funding

Aug 11, 2021
The bill includes a fresh $66 billion for passenger and freight rail, the biggest investment the federal government has made in railroads since Amtrak was founded in 1971.
Amtrak, a favorite mode of transportation for President Joe Biden, will see a massive bump in funding thanks to the infrastructure bill.
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Public transit emerges a big winner in election

Nov 5, 2020
Even as the pandemic drives down ridership, voters approved more than a dozen local transit measures.
A woman rides a Metro Rail train in April in Los Angeles. The pandemic has led to a plummet in public transit ridership.
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Proposed cuts to New York City subway could make life worse for many

Aug 31, 2020
Service reductions would hurt essential workers most. The system is seeking a federal funding bailout.
In Manhattan, the subway serves fewer riders than before the pandemic, and the transit authority is suffering financially.
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Could the Fed help bail out New York's MTA?

Jul 16, 2020
The central bank offers loans to help state and local governments through the pandemic. But is it the best way to borrow?
A worker cleans the turnstiles at an MTA subway station in May. With hardly any farebox revenue, the MTA is considering a loan from the Fed's Municipal Liquidity Facility.
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The coronavirus has highlighted the transit inequalities in America

Jul 1, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic essential workers have relied on public transit, just as services are being cut.
An MTA worker hands out free hand sanitizer and face masks at the Grand Central Station subway during morning rush hour in New York City.
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In midst of transit strikes in France, carpooling surges

Jan 6, 2020
As the transit strike continues in France, residents are turning to alternative transportation arrangements.
The Arc de Triomphe  along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
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