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Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation in 2017

Americans took 10.1 billion trips on public transportation in 2017, according to a report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Commuter rail...

ABC, Van Hool partner with Proterra to electrify CX Series coaches

Both CX Series models will be offered with Proterra E2 battery technology. Introduced in early 2000, the CX product quickly became a market leader,...

Uber, Cincinnati collaborative launch mobility lab

Uber announced a partnership with a collaborative of Cincinnati organizations to create the Cincinnati Mobility Lab, a partnership to share data, conduct studies, and...

Senate Confirms Batory as FRA Administrator, Drake as FTA Chief

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a significant delay, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Ronald Batory to serve as federal railroad administrator, The Hill reports. Batory’s...

Keolis awarded Shanghai airport rapid transit system contract

Keolis, through its Chinese joint-venture Shanghai Keolis, has been awarded its second metro contract in China to operate and maintain the Rapid Transit Transport...

First Transit partners with the Minn. DOT, EasyMile, 3M to demo SAV

First Transit is partnering with the Minnesota Department of Transportation, EasyMile and 3M to demonstrate shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) capabilities in winter weather.First Transit...

HNTB announces new executive VP

HNTB Corp. appointed Michael Sweeney as its new executive VP. Since joining HNTB in 2012, Sweeney has served as New York office leader and...

Atlanta’s new trams: All aboard!

A TINY scarlet hut on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Thelma’s Kitchen and Rib Shack, serves up world-beating catfish and grits. Demand for its grub...

New Flyer Advances Third Installment of SEPTA Hybrid Buses

New Flyer of America Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. announced it is advancing third-year production of 100 Xcelsior® diesel-electric hybrid,...

Fla.’s HART names interim CEO

Tampa, Fla.’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) board of directors appointed Jeffrey Seward to serve as interim CEO while the board conducts a...

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LA Metro selects stations for mobility-on-demand pilot

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) will partner with ride-hailing company Via to test a new option for accessing Metro stations this...

FRA makes $318M available for capital projects

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program that includes...

HyperloopTT signs agreement to develop system in China

HyperloopTransportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement for the development of a hyperloop system in the People's Republic of China. This is the...

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...