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Op-Ed: Bay Area transit agency needs a timeout or something

San Francisco - Call us old-fashioned. Go ahead, we can take it. If you're still dishing by the time we're done telling you what we think, we might even listen.

San Francisco to offer free transit to seniors, disabled

San Francisco - Free transit passes will be offered to senior and disabled San Francisco residents starting in March, city officials decided Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Greed, taxation, and incompetence

Calgary - While low oil prices wreak havoc on Alberta's economy, costing jobs, the men and women at City Hall are laughing all the way to the bank with new pay raises at a time when many Calgarians wonder if they will soon hit the unemployment line.

Op-Ed: 6 simple ways to save money on auto insurance

Toronto - Automobile insurance is one of the biggest industries in the United States and Canada. The number of insurance firms to choose from is immense and is likely to keep growing.

Slate of taxes, fees recommended to pay for Toronto area transit

Toronto - City of Toronto staff issued a series of reports this week that recommends a slate of top 10 new fees, tolls and tax increases to help fund public transit projects in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

How do you get around Toronto? Special

Toronto - In Toronto you have several means of getting around the city: public transit, cycling, walking or using a vehicle. What is the best one for your needs?

Discovering a Green Denver in 2011

Denver - Denver is well recognized by those seeking outdoor activities. It also continues to lead the way with green initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint that a city of its size produces. Coming up are a few green-friendly events and developments.

Bomb Threat at TTC offices Tuesday morning Special

Toronto - A bomb threat received at a Toronto transit office at 1138 Bathurst Street this morning caused bus diversions this morning in Ontario's capital.

Campaign warns privatizing public transit disaster for Toronto

Toronto - The Public Transit Coalition (PTC) launched a campaign today to warn Toronto that privatizing public transit would spell disaster for Toronto.

New Jersey transit riders upset over 25% fare increase, cuts

Jersey City - New Jersey transit officials have announced that they will cut many services across the board but also institute a 25 percent fare increase to bring down its budget deficit.

Honolulu bill would make it illegal to stink

Honolulu's City Council is considering a bill to make it illegal for someone to smell so badly that you would be disturbing others.

Google adds public transportation routes on Google Maps

Google Maps has added another tool to find the public transportation routes in the city. Besides getting directions to different cities, knowing the public transit information will be a huge boost for travelers to explore the city.

Get Public Transit Directions on Mobile Phones with Google Maps

Google Maps for Mobile has added a new feature in which customers can get public transit directions directly on their cellphones via maps.
 

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Sean Kennedy is the coordinator of the Transit Effectiveness Project for the San Francisco Municipal...
Sean Kennedy is the coordinator of the Transit Effectiveness Project for the San Francisco Municipal Transit Authority. "We are in a great time, he said, in terms of budget." "In fact, there is a budget surplus."

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