From Seattle: Expensive new hybrid diesel-electric buses that King County, Wash., transit officials said would use less fuel are getting worse mileage than the buses they are replacing.

From Boston: A quarter-billion-dollar effort to provide sleek new Italian-made trolleys for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Green Line has collapsed in recriminations

And from Pittsburgh: The Port Authority transit board surprised its own administration with a proposal to maintain present fares and service levels until the cash-strapped agency goes broke, probably in March, betting that someone in Harrisburg will come to the rescue fast enough to avert a shutdown.