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Passenger rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report finds

The seven sample areas were examined by residential and commercial sales performance, rent, neighborhood characteristics, local government interventions, and housing affordability for properties near...

Fla.'s HART unveils new driver safety shields

Each of HART's driver shields is equipped with an interior latch, which operators can slide-lock while in their seat compartment. HART Fla.’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit...

TransLink uses sustained growth to bolster system

For the last three years, Vancouver’s TransLink has the led the U.S. and Canada in ridership growth. TransLink New Westminster, B.C.-based TransLink has been awarded the...

C-TRAN focuses on core areas to boost service, operations

C-TRAN is a mid-sized transit agency that serves Clark County, Wash., in the Vancouver-Portland region. Photos via C-TRAN C-TRAN was named APTA’s 2019 national mid-sized Transit...

Ridership growth spurs Blacksburg Transit's success

Va.-based Blacksburg Transit operates 18 fixed routes and two demand-response services. Blacksburg Transit Va.-based Blacksburg Transit (BT), which earned APTA’s award in the small urban transit...

SacRT's Li reimagines bus, rail and pursues innovation

Henry Li Henry Li, Sacramento Regional Transit District’s (SacRT) GM/CEO was named APTA’s 2019 Outstanding Public Transportation Manager Award. Some of his accomplishments at the...

(Part II) What new tech, services are transit agencies implementing?

Q: What new technology/service are you now offering/planningto offer at your agency? Vicki L. Shotland Vicki L. Shotland, Executive DirectorGreater Hartford Transit DistrictHartford, Conn.The Greater Hartford...

Nova Bus launches new fully-electric LFSe+

With a total battery capacity of 594 kWh, Nova Bus's LFSe+ has a range that runs between 211 and 292 miles before needing a...

Valley Link feasibility report approved by Calif. rail board

The rail service is planned to connect San Joaquin Valley communities and Livermore with the Dublin/Pleasanton BART Station, including connections with the ACE rail...

APTA names Fernandez chair, new executive committee members

Nuria I. Fernandez The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) elected its 2019-2020 Executive Committee during its TRANSform Conference in New York. The new APTA Chair is...

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Making trains safer through advanced communication networks

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Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

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Passenger rail, bus service boosts real estate values, report finds

The seven sample areas were examined by residential and commercial sales performance, rent, neighborhood characteristics, local government interventions, and housing affordability for properties near...

Fla.'s HART unveils new driver safety shields

Each of HART's driver shields is equipped with an interior latch, which operators can slide-lock while in their seat compartment. HART Fla.’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit...