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Martha’s Vineyard agency adds BYDs to fleet

Mass.-based Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is replacing diesel buses with BYD battery-electric buses. BYD, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, recently delivered five buses...

MV orders MCI J4500s to expand private commuter service fleet

Motor Coach Industries (MCI) received a 19-coach J4500 order from Dallas-based passenger transportation services provider, MV Transportation.MV operates shuttle services for some of the...

Ballard-powered ENC fuel cell e-buses complete Altoona testing

Ballard Power Systems announced that ENC fuel cell electric buses (FCEBs), powered by Ballard FCveloCity®-HD modules, have successfully completed rigorous testing at The Altoona...

Metra to open railcar procurement to alternative car designs

Metra is reissuing its request for proposals (RFP) for new railcars and opening it up to alternative car designs after it received only one...

FTA issues final rules to complete fed transit safety program

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued two final regulations to strengthen the safety of public transportation systems, the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan rule...

FRA to hold second PTC symposium for 41 railroads facing mandate

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced the second of three positive train control (PTC) symposiums for the 41 railroads congressionally mandated to implement PTC...

Tunnel Boring work set to launch on section 2 of L.A. Metro rail extension

Two state-of-the-art tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will soon begin work on Section 2 of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Purple Line...

640K New Yorkers have no accessible rail station nearby, report says

According to a new report, roughly half of the neighborhoods served by the New York City subway system – 62 out of 122 –...

Houston METRO adding 14 New Flyer 60-foot Xcelsiors

New Flyer of America Inc. (New Flyer), the U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI Group), announced that the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris...

Study finds Central Business District rents 40% higher when transit accessible

The national average rent in transit-accessible office buildings was 65% higher than the average market rent in early 2018, Transwestern reports in a new...

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Martha’s Vineyard agency adds BYDs to fleet

Mass.-based Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is replacing diesel buses with BYD battery-electric buses. BYD, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, recently delivered five buses...