Wednesday, November 14, 2018

DART rolls out electric buses for downtown route

On July 2, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (TX) rolled out seven all-electric buses for its downtown D-Link route. The post DART rolls out electric buses...

Problems plague BYD electric buses

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times found substantial problems with BYD electric buses in use at LA Metro and elsewhere. The post Problems plague...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Elon Musk keeps digging under LA, NJ TRANSIT adds surveillance cameras to rail, and RIPTA gets funds for...

MnDOT invited public to test autonomous shuttle

The Minnesota Department of Transportation invited the public to try out its autonomous shuttle as part of the Minneapolis Super Bowl festivities. The post MnDOT...

Transit operators are slow to adopt electric buses

U.S. transit operators have been slow to adopt all-electric buses because of concerns about price, performance, and the still-evolving technology. The post Transit operators...

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NY MTA to buy Grand Central, Harlem and Hudson Lines for $35M

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board’s Finance Committee today granted approval to purchase Grand Central Terminal, and Metro-North Railroad’s Harlem Line and Hudson...

Iowa DOT approves contract to add Vicinity buses

The Iowa DOT bid is in place until October 2020. Grande West Transportation’s U.S. distributor, Alliance Bus Group (ABG) was successful in winning the Iowa...

Masabi adds tap payment capabilities for Justride system

The city of Bilbao, Spain will be the launch operator initially piloting on its urban bus service, Bilbobus, and working in conjunction with Masabi’s...

Nonprofit repurposes Amtrak Acela seating into luxury bags

People for Urban Progress (PUP), an Indianapolis-based nonprofit specializing in advancing good design and civic sustainability, partnered with Amtrak to repurpose leather seat covers...