Thursday, April 26, 2018

Rock Region METRO lands $3.5M FTA grant for CNG buses

Little Rock, Ark.’s Rock Region METRO was awarded $3.5 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds to purchase seven compressed natural gas (CNG) buses...

TriMet launching 3 bus lines, improving service on 10 more routes

PORTLAND, Ore. — As part of a 10-year expansion policy to better align service with population growth patterns and ease traffic congestion, TriMet is...

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...

Etiquette on public transport: Spread ’em

THERE is a reason why men tend to spread their legs as wide as they can when they ride on public transport. It’s just...

TriMet Board names single finalist in GM search

TriMet’s Board of Directors has named current TriMet COO Doug Kelsey as a single finalist in the search for a new GM. This...

Chicago Transit kicks off FasTracks program to speed ‘L’ train commutes

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) launched a comprehensive program of track repairs and maintenance designed to provide faster commutes and smoother rides for “L”...

Being a ‘lifelong learner’ key for CapMetro’s Watson

Watson has nearly 35 years of experience in the transit industry, with more than 20 years as a CEO. Capital Metro/Brio Photography Austin, Texas’ Capital Metro...

N.Y. shuttle provider adding 12 New Flyer clean-diesel buses

Golden Touch Transportation of NY Inc. awarded New Flyer with an order for 12 Xcelsior® clean-diesel, 40-foot, heavy-duty transit buses.Golden Touch, a subsidiary of...

EAO showcasing latest in Human Machine Interface tech

EAO, the expert partner for Human Machine Interfaces (HMI), is considered one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium HMI Components and complete HMI...

Miami-bound Amtrak train collides with freight train, killing two

CAYCE, S.C. — A Miami-bound Amtrak train collided with a freight train in South Carolina early Sunday, killing two people and injuring 116, reported...

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