Siemens joins U.S. DOT connected vehicle tech testing

The Affiliated Test Bed will focus on deployment of Connected Vehicle technology, the wireless exchange of critical safety, and operational data between vehicles and specific road infrastructure like traffic signals.

New standards promise stronger wheelchair tiedowns, increased safety

To comply with the new voluntary industry standard known as WC18, wheelchair tiedowns or other securement devices must pass two different dynamic strength tests.

Veolia wins Calif. paratransit, fixed-route contract

The extension, which was recommended by the RABA staff, is set to begin July 1, 2014.

House Subcommittee to hold New Starts hearing

Will focus on the changes made to the program in MAP-21 and highlight the expansion in available project eligibility and growth in grant applications.

Report: Jobs at risk due to congestion in key areas

Research projects that 480,000 new jobs representing $32 billion per year in income will be at risk due to congestion by 2040.

MBTA adding late night service

Beginning next year, service on all subway lines, light rail and the 15 key bus routes will run until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. Service will not be extended on the commuter rail or ferry.

Calif.’s SamTrans to debut 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.

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