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Old March 19th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #1
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ALASKA | Public Transport

To start, here is Juneau, the capital city of 30,000+

They have Capital Transit http://www.juneau.org/capitaltransit/index.php

Bus Types:
12 30"/35" 1982-1992 Orion 1's (Retired 03/04 ) and 3 2003 New Flyers

Juneau's Transit Developement plan full of maps and photos
http://www.juneau.org/capitaltransit...raftReport.pdf


Starting on the first page of chapter 5, they talk about the buses in the fleet and new transit center.

Current Bus Schedule



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Fares and Passes
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Fare -- The fare is $1.50 ($1.00 for those 6 - 18 years) in each direction of travel. Transfers shown on the schedule are free. Children five years and younger travel free when accompanied by an adult.
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How to Pay -- You may pay with exact change, Capital Transit token, or monthly pass. PLEASE BOARD WITH EXACT FARE. CAPITAL TRANSIT DRIVERS DO NOT MAKE CHANGE.
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Tokens and Passes -- Tokens and monthly passes are available at the Treasurer's Office in the Municipal Building (155 So. Seward St.), the Mendenhall Valley Public Library in the Mendenhall Mall, the Fred Meyer Department Store at the Variety Customer Service Counter, and A&P Market at the Customer Service Counter. Tokens cost $24.00 +tax for a roll of 20 (a 20% discount from the cash fare). A monthly pass costs $36.00 ($12.00 + tax for youth) and is good for an unlimited number of rides during the month.



By Now 1,000,000+ trips have been taken by Juneau's Capital Transit


www.juneauempire.com


Passengers board a Capital Transit bus Wednesday on North Franklin Street. Since the city has added half-hour service on Mendenhall Valley and Douglas routes, ridership has increased.
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Fairbanks, AK

MACS
HOTLINE
459-1011
FARE SCHEDULE

http://www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/transportation/
Effective 01/27/03

Please inform the driver in advance when a transfer is needed


Children Age 5 under with a full fare paying companion Free
Grade K-12$ 0.75
Regular Fare$ 1.50
Tokens Pkg. of five$ 5.00
Elderly, Disabled & Medicare $0.75
Monthly Pass$ 36.00
Grade K-12 Pass$ 18.00
Senior, Disabled, Medicare Pass$ 18.00
Day Pass$ 3.00

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Isn't Juneau a place where you can only reach by boat or by air-plane from outside world? Why then is the state capital set here?
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Yes, its only accesible by road or air.
Its a nice town too.

No idea why it's the capital, I suppose its got alot to do with the history of Alaska.
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New buses hit the town
Four vehicles with features for disabled riders in test phase

By ERIC MORRISON, JUNEAU EMPIRE, 6/19/06



Capital Transit has acquired four new buses to take over for three that have each driven close to a million miles on the roads of Juneau.The new buses, costing $279,000 each, arrived in Juneau last week after a long trip from the manufacturer in Minnesota.

"In the process of driving across the states they get a good road test before we accept them," Capital Transit Manager John Kern said. "They come to us with about 1,600 miles on them, but still shiny and new."

The New Flyer Industries of America buses were purchased with the help of a Federal Transit Administration grant secured by Alaska's Congressional delegation. "Of the $279,000, 17 percent is actually local money," Kern said. "The local funds are about $47,000 out of that for each bus."

Since arriving in Juneau, the buses have been going through tests and inspections. Mechanics have also been adding accessories such as bike racks, radios and fare boxes.

Tim Backus, a lead driver supervisor, has driven three of the new buses in tests and is helping train other drivers to adjust to the new vehicles.

"We put them through the hoops on showing them the differences and make sure they are comfortable driving them," he said. "We do that so if there is acceleration difference or braking differences they can get used to it so it's still a smooth ride for our passengers."

Backus said they are low-floor access buses that can be lowered to sidewalk level to make boarding easier for the elderly and handicapped."They make the ride and drive for the passenger and the driver more comfortable," he said.

Backus said the low-floor buses typically do not fit as many passengers as those with stairs, but are more accessible for all passengers.

"You lose probably about 10 passengers, maybe more, but the low-floor design, which is becoming very popular, I know our passengers like them a lot better," he said.Kern said the majority of the buses in the fleet are now are the low-floor design. He said he hopes all the buses in the fleet will be the low-floor design in the next several years.

"With these four buses now, 11 of our fleet of 16 are of the low-floor design," he said.Another major improvement on the new buses is the diesel engines, Kern said.

"The biggest change in the new buses is the different engines," he said. "The different engines are a result of higher air quality requirements, for lower emissions. So these are very clean burning engines. These will be the cleanest burning engines in town."

Kern said there is not a specific date, but the new buses will be on the street in the next couple of weeks after they are completed with the inspections and test drives.

He said the new buses will get plenty of work. Kern said Capital Transit has anywhere from nine to 12 buses on the street at any given time.

"We put on an average of 3,000 miles a month on each bus, so that's pretty good mileage for Juneau," Kern said. "Actually, that's pretty good mileage for anywhere."

The future of the old buses looks bleak because of the extensive usage they have seen since the 1980s, Kern said. The city was going to get rid of the buses in 2001 but kept them in use to increase service to every half-hour on all routes each day.

With all the miles on each bus, Kern said there is little the mechanics can do to keep the buses operational any longer."Our recommendation is that they be recycled for scrap," he said. "We've run the wheels off them."Backus said it's amazing mechanics have kept them operational as long as they have.

"We got full use out of those buses," he said. "Those buses were ready for retirement a couple years ago, but these mechanics are awesome." Kern said some five more new buses might be in the cards for Juneau in the near future. He said the Legislature allocated funds this session for the vehicles for Capital Transit.
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Anchorage, AK People Mover

History

Our mission is to meet the public transportation needs of all Anchorage residents and visitors.

Sanctioned by local voters in 1973, Anchorage's Public Transportation People Mover bus system began operation on July 1, 1974, carrying 39,505 passengers in the first month of service. In 2005 it made 3,975,074 trips with an average weekday ridership of 13,498.

People Mover maintains a fleet of 55 modern, comfortable, fully accessible and clean buses that travel over two million miles a year. Friendly, courteous and professional bus operators serve the greater Anchorage area with 15 regular transit routes and 4 DART routes. More than 12,000 Anchorage and Eagle River commuters ride People Mover buses every day.

The department offers a number of transportation programs to improve mobility and access to our community including:

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AnchorRIDES, a complementary shared ride service for seniors and people whose disabilities prevent them from using the fixed route (People Mover);
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Share-A-Ride which coordinates commuter Vanpools and offers free carpool matching services,and
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Free Travel Training to groups and individuals riding on the bus.



Where: Anchorage, Alaska
When: Weekday Service, Major Routes: 6am-11pm
Saturday Service: 8am-8pm
Sunday Service, Limited Routes: 9:30am-6:30pm
No service on the following holidays:
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day & Memorial Day


Capacity 55 buses
Equipment Modern buses featuring bicycle racks and wheelchair access, transit depots & bus shelters .

1. Adult Fare
2. Youth Fare
3. Senior (over 60)
4. Day Pass
5. Monthly Pass

One way exact fare is good for one continuous trip to end of route. Additional fare is required to continue travel.

Call the People Mover Rideline for updated information at 343-6543


1. $1.75
2. $1.00
3. $.50
4. $4.00
5. $5

http://www.muni.org/transit1/map.cfm

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