Sunday, July 22, 2018

First Transit wins LADOT Dash bus contract

First Transit was awarded the DASH Downtown and Mid-City fixed-route service for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT). First Transit will provide drivers...

4 Greater Boston communities to pilot BRT in 2018

Communities around Greater Boston, in partnership with the MBTA, will seek to create faster and more reliable commutes for more than 30,000 bus riders...

ABB to help Toronto light rail system cut emissions to zero

ABB will provide key components for power distribution for the Eglinton Crosstown project, a new light rail transit line (LRT) in Toronto, to ensure...

Ind.’s CityBus launches ‘Ride to Work’ employer-paid program

Lafayette, Ind.-based CityBus launched a new employer-paid program called “Ride to Work.”Under the program, employers receive 30-day bus passes on consignment from CityBus to...

Noise levels during commutes could induce hearing loss, study says

The noise levels commuters are exposed to while using public transport or while biking, could induce hearing loss if experienced repeatedly and over long...

Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Metra recently unveiled its winter weather preparation plans for the system, which included a tour of its GPS Center for reporters to demonstrate...

MBTA approves plan to build apartments, commercial space on top of rail station

BOSTON — The MBTA approved a plan to build 600 apartments and 228,000 square feet of commercial space on top of its Quincy Center...

Alstom, Iraqi goverment sign MOU to develop rail transport systems

Alstom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Iraqi government for the development of urban transport in Baghdad and Basra. The MoU was signed...

Kansas City’s Starter Streetcar Line is Sustainable, ‘Smart’ Endeavor

For any transit project to thrive, it must be sustainable for the long term. To be sustainable, it must be the right project.That means...

Tri Delta Transit switches bus fleet to renewable diesel

Tri Delta Transit, an Eastern Contra Costa County Transit Authority in California, has switched their entire fleet of transit buses from operating on petroleum...

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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...