public transit http://wemu.org en AAATA Beats Peers on Cost per Passenger Trip, Higher on Cost per Service Hour http://wemu.org/post/aaata-beats-peers-cost-passenger-trip-higher-cost-service-hour <p>A comparison to peer public transit organizations finds the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's cost per passenger trip is about 17 percent below the median cost of similar organizations.&nbsp; The lower cost is thanks to The Ride having about 50% more passenger trips per service hour, and despite a higher cost per service hour than the median of their peers.&nbsp;</p><p>The study looked at 20 transit authorities selected through a methodology developed for the National Transit Cooperative Research Program.&nbsp; It included Lansing and Kalamazoo.</p><p>Chair of the AAATA board Charles Griffith says the study is done every few years and the information will be useful as service expansion is contemplated.&nbsp; Griffith says the board is now asking staff to dig deeper into the report and find areas The Ride can do better.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:31:47 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38071 at http://wemu.org AAATA Beats Peers on Cost per Passenger Trip, Higher on Cost per Service Hour Ypsilanti Township Approved to Join Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-township-approved-join-ann-arbor-area-transportation-authority <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Efforts to increase public transportation in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washtenaw</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;County's urban core took another step forward last night. &nbsp;</span>Ann Arbor City Council has approved a plan for Ypsilanti Township to join the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority.&nbsp; Council voted 11 to nothing in favor of the resolution last night. &nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more.<br />&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 19:42:43 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37952 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Township Approved to Join Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority The Ride ready for Transit Center Demolition with Temporary Location http://wemu.org/post/ride-ready-transit-center-demolition-temporary-location <p>The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority's Blake Transit Center is being torn down soon, so riders will be directed to a new temporary location.&nbsp;</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 22:41:32 +0000 Bob Eccles 36850 at http://wemu.org The Ride ready for Transit Center Demolition with Temporary Location Ann Arbor Transit Update http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-transit-update <p>Ann Arbor City Council got an update on a variety of public transportation projects at last night&#39;s work session.&nbsp; As WEMU&#39;s Andrew Cluley reports, current progress could result in less traffic along the I-94 corridor and increased options in all five of Ann Arbor&#39;s wards.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:27:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 36337 at http://wemu.org