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Public-private funding for Hubway paying off: City in line for more profit in Year 4

April 7, 2014

By Martine Powers | Globe Staff   April 07, 2014

For some bike-share programs in North America, it was a winter of discontent.  In January, Montreal’s bike-share program Bixi filed for bankruptcy. Then, last month, reports surfaced that the operators of New York’s Citi Bike had asked for tens of millions of dollars in aid from the City of New York.

Use of Public Transit in U.S. Reaches Highest Level Since 1956, Advocates Report

March 10, 2014

By JON HURDLEMARCH 10, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — More Americans used buses, trains and subways in 2013 than in any year since 1956 as service improved, local economies grew and travelers increasingly sought alternatives to the automobile for trips within metropolitan areas, the American Public Transportation Association said in a report released on Monday.