The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission is driving the transition to zero-emission bus fleets with a new strategic plan, addressing challenges such as the cost, operational differences and workforce adaptation.
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Provided as part of FTA's Buses and Bus Facilities programme, the funding will allow 11 transit agencies across Virginia to replace aging and high-mileage buses, reducing maintenance costs and improving service reliability.
WMATA takes a significant step towards promoting transit equity and affordability in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia region with its new Metro Lift programme, providing reduced fares for low-income riders.
WMATA's campaign is designed to raise awareness of fines currently associated with Maryland and Virginia, as well as inform fare evaders of the new civil penalties that will take effect in the District of Columbia from November 2022.
New light-rail line, bus route expansions and pothole repairs were all on the ticket as voters across the USA passed transit ballots worth millions of taxpayers' dollars.
Keolis, which will integrate 237 new employees to operate and maintain the bus service, has already begun changeover activities to ensure a smooth transition.