Public transit

Benton County Transit gets new name, phone and website

The Benton County Transit Program has launched its new brand. Formally known as the Special / Rural Transit Program, and often referred to as the county contractor, Dial-a-Bus, the name change brings a new name: Benton Area Transit (affectionately known as BAT), logo and color scheme. In the coming weeks, …

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Students should be allowed to buy cars with financial aid

As lawmakers focus attention on infrastructure, much of the conversation centers on reducing dependence on cars. But what about people with no choice? Today 99% of community college students go to campus – and a significant number of community colleges are not accessible by public transport. The Biden administration calls …

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La Crosse region stakeholders continue their conversation on regional EMS, fires and transit | Government and Politics

Stakeholders in the La Crosse region are continuing the conversation about regionalizing certain services such as EMS, fire, and transit as different municipalities reassess the effectiveness of doing it themselves. Members of the La Crosse area planning committee, which is a group of officials from various municipalities in the county, …

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California’s new standard that turns passenger car fleets into zero-emission vehicles is winning for public health, the climate and business drivers, science group says

SACRAMENTO, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted today to endorse the country’s first standard to move fleets of vehicles to zero emissions by 2030. The Clean Miles standard will ensure that 90% of kilometers driven at across California are taking place in zero-emission vehicles …

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First free ORCA card for young people aged 6 to 18

Young people in the Puget Sound area can get their first ORCA card for free starting June 1. ORCA Cards (which stands for One Regional Card for All) are a transit pass accepted by Community Transit, Everett Transit, King County Metro, Kitsap Transit, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit and Washington State …

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