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April 18, 2014

BYD electric bus approved for Canadian sales

The bus can also drive up to 155 miles and up to 30 hours in heavy city traffic on a single night-time charge.

April 17, 2014

Veolia safety program honored for innovation

The DRIVE program focuses on improving safety at the company’s locations and is administered by local employee teams.

April 17, 2014

S.F. MTA budget increases service, maintains affordability

Also provides for a continued two years of free transit service for low to moderate income youth, ages five to 17, made possible by a $6.8 million gift from Google, and extends it to 18 year olds.

April 17, 2014

Foxx continues bus tour with NABI manufacturing facility visit

NABI Bus, a division of New Flyer Industries Inc. and a major employer in northeastern Alabama, is on track to make and assemble about 600 heavy-duty transit buses this year for several transit agencies. More than 700 skilled workers make and assemble hundreds of transit buses deployed in communities nationwide.

April 17, 2014

Public transportation users save $10,174 annually

The monthly APTA Transit Savings Report examines how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

April 16, 2014

Metra releases names from 'patronage files'

Handwritten index cards reflecting patronage hiring at the agency dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians.

April 15, 2014

Lawyers argue case of Fla. transit chief firing

An attorney for Danny Ours, former executive director of Lakeland Area Mass Transit District, claimed that board members didn’t ask additional questions after an internal investigation that led to his firing in 2011. A lawyer for the transit system said there was "turmoil, chaos and low morale" under Ours' leadership.

April 15, 2014

Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Many of the 40 or so students aboard a bus that had collided with a tractor-trailer truck squeezed through a kicked-out window before the vehicle burst into flames.

April 15, 2014

Oklahoma City transit changing name, increasing service

The new identity, EMBARK, will represent all services — bus transit, parking and ferry.

April 15, 2014

OCTA debuts ‘Adventure Series’ videos to boost transit awareness

The seven short videos are designed to entice new riders to sample the range of public transportation options available in Orange County, and take viewers along for the ride aboard vanpools, carpools, trains, buses and bikes. The series has attracted more than 6,000 unique visitors over the last three weeks.

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