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  • Some locals turn to public transportation amid gas price hike

    October 8, 2012 9:34 PM

    The high cost of gas prompted people to change their driving habits. From carpooling, to riding the bus, some people are doing whatever they can do to avoid spending money at the pump. Santa Maria Transit said, so far, they haven't seen any big increase in their numbers... more »
  • High gas prices forces locals to take the bus

    March 8, 2012 11:03 PM

    As gas prices remain high, some people on the Central Coast are now finding ways to avoid those trips to the gas pump. According to AAA, the national average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas is $3.75. Here in California, things are a lot higher. On average,... more »
  • Residents rally to restore bus service

    October 26, 2011 9:20 PM

    Hundreds of people in Santa Maria are fighting to restore bus service to their neighborhood. The Santa Maria transit center opened in June and bus routes changed throughout the city. Among the differences, Route 20 used to run on Western Avenue and was replaced with Route 2, which runs on... more »
  • US approval brings LA's westside light rail closer

    January 5, 2011 10:15 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles has received federal approval for preliminary engineering work on a $4.2 billion light rail line connecting downtown with the city's west side. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement Wednesday that the approval by the Federal Transit Administration means federal funding for the project and... more »
  • City bus drivers reach deal with First Transit to avoid strike

    July 22, 2010 10:14 PM

    Bus drivers in Santa Maria have decided not go on strike. The union was able to reach a deal with First Transit--the company that contracts with the city of Santa Maria. Talks between the two groups have been going on for months since First Transit took over. Contract negotiations failed... more »

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