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HNTB appoints new group director and VP

HNTB Corporation announced that Kammy Horne will join as group director and VP in the firm's Austin, Texas, office. Horne will oversee a variety...

Fla.’s JTA receives $16.9M grant for new BRT line

Fla.’s Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) was awarded a $16.9 million Capital Investment Grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the First Coast Flyer™...

MCI Academy wins top technician training award

MCI Academy, the technical training educational department of Motor Coach Industries, has scored a top technician training award. The Automotive Training Managers Council...

Calif.’s VTA issues 3 transit oriented development RFPs

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Joint & Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Program is issuing three new Requests for Proposal (RFP) to the...

Uber Says Small-Town Public Transit Partnerships ‘Critical’ to its Success

INNISFIL, Ontario — A rural Canadian town is being heralded as the most recent success story of what happens when ride-hailing companies step in...

Transport Canada mandates new tech to improve motorcoach safety

New regulations require electronic stability control technology on new truck tractors and heavy buses sold in Canada. Electronic stability control systems are a crash...

Lyft faces accessibility discrimination lawsuit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — TechCrunch reports that disability rights advocates, on behalf of the Independent Living Resource Center and two people who use wheelchairs, filed...

Commuter rail station named Colo. APWA ‘Project of the Year’

Westminster, Colo.’s commuter rail station has been named 2017 Project of the Year by the state chapter of the American Public Works Association. HDR...

Google Maps will soon tell you when to get off train, bus

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is about to launch an update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications...

N.Y.’s NFTA to receive extra $9M in state funding for rail system improvements

BUFFALO, N.Y. — As part of the recently approved state budget, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) will receive an extra $9 million to...

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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...