METRO Briefs

Posted on May 20, 2009

Witnesses: BART transit officer seemed shocked

LOS ANGELES — During the preliminary hearing held on the shooting of an unarmed man in a BART station, several witnesses testifying for the prosecution said that the former BART transit officer looked surprised after pulling the trigger. For the full story, click here.

Fare evaders exploiting N.Y. MTA bus service

NEW YORK — Many riders are skipping the fare for the Bx12 express buses, which allow riders to buy tickets from either a MetroCard or coin-operated terminal before boarding. Fare-jumpers complain that terminals are often broken. For the full story, click here.

CATS transit chief heads to San Antonio

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — News of Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Keith Parker’s departure broke on Tuesday. He's leaving for a similar role at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. For the full story, click here.

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Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

Driverless bus service in France sets world record

The two electric vehicles, fitted with high-tech equipment including laser sensors, stereo vision and GPS, can ferry around 15 passengers at a top speed of 12 mph.

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