Officially became the 2012-2013 chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) at the start of the APTA Annual Meeting last October in Seattle. Castillo, APTA’s first Latina chair, is a member of the New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) board of directors, having been appointed by former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman in 1999, and reappointed by three different governors.
Bentech recently acquired a design contract valued at about $150,000 with New York City Transit to install 100 driver’s doors.
Transit agencies, including NJ Transit and Utah Transit Authority, believe that contactless payment systems will help them more accurately plan routes and set fare prices.
Title: VP, communications and marketing
Organization: American Public Transportation Association
City: Washington, D.C.
Despite the quick decline of high-speed rail projects and a $4 billion dip compared to 2010, this year's Top Rail Projects survey features four new projects, including Honolulu's $5.3 billion light rail project. The Toronto Transit Commission again tops this year's list, with Canadian projects, overall, putting together a strong showing.
The New Jersey Transit Police Department maintained close communication with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness; the FBI; and agencies at the municipal, county, state and federal levels.
NJ Transit is publicizing the Quiet Commute cars on its Website and also plans to wrap one of the cars to advertise their availability.
With STV Incorporated serving as the lead of a multi-firm team for the project, the Delaware River Port Authority and its PATCO subsidiary continue work to open a new light rail line that would not only tie together parts of South New Jersey, but provide access to Philadelphia.
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