UTA, Salt Lake City partner on expanding transit

Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile of where they live or work, and having transit operation hours mirror the times people travel to and from work. UTA is also working on a distance-based fare system.

Dutch bus drivers to test fatigue warning system

Royal Beuk BV, a Dutch luxury bus company, is outfitting 20 vehicles with a system that is designed to detect if a driver is becoming drowsy. The technology, created by Seeing Machines, uses infrared light and a camera to track eye movements.

Charlotte's transit system, union reach agreement

Bus operations will continue with regular service while a vote by the full union membership is scheduled for Thursday. Both parties have been in contract negotiations throughout the summer and fall.

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.

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