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September 25, 2014

D.C. Metro chief Sarles stepping down

Sarles has helmed Metro at a time that has seen massive reinvestment in rebuilding the rail system, the expansion of the Silver Line, the procurement of new 7000 series cars and updating the bus fleet, according to the report.


September 2, 2014

SamTrans CEO Scanlon retiring

Scanlon shepherded SamTrans and Caltrain through two economic downturns and played a central role in achieving the financial stability both agencies currently enjoy.


July 30, 2014

Chicago to restart railcar procurement with job-creating approach

Chicago Transit Authority's new solicitation for bids will ask manufacturing companies to disclose plans to create American jobs and opportunities for disadvantaged American workers, and evaluates the quality of their responses with a system of price credits.


June 30, 2014

COTA CEO's contract extended, given pay boost

Curtis Stitt and trustees said that it was important to finish the contract now as COTA moves forward on its transit-system review, its next-generation public-transportation plan and a renewal campaign for one of its two tax levies.


June 24, 2014

Industry mourns passing of COMTO president/CEO, Cunningham

Since her 2001 appointment as head of COMTO, she effectively led the national trade association in unprecedented growth — moving from a single focus of public transit to a focus of multi-modalism, now including aviation, port authorities and state departments of transportation.


April 9, 2014

U.S. workforce development webinar educates railcar manufacturers

The companies, preparing to submit proposals to Amtrak and the California High Speed Rail Authority, are competing for a multibillion dollar contract to manufacture 43 state-of-the-art high speed “train sets."


February 13, 2014

Chicago Transit reinstates 2nd chance program

The railcar servicer apprentice program provides employment opportunities for ex-offenders, people completing substance-abuse programs, victims of spousal abuse and others.


February 4, 2014

HART CEO announces resignation

With 42 years of transit experience, including rail and bus operations, Philip Hale will leave behind record transit ridership, lower costs, a new labor agreement and a impending political battleground over the future of the agency.


January 30, 2014

HDR increases partnership with WTS International

A historically Champion-level partner in support of the association, HDR has announced it will increase its partnership with WTS to the Trailblazer level.


January 28, 2014

Pittsburgh Port Authority hires McLean as CEO

McLean currently is the Interim CEO and previously served as the Authority’s Chief Finance Officer.


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