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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 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 16, 2014

Foxx touts Fed investment during Atlanta BeltLine visit

The completed project is expected to include a 22-mile streetcar loop with connections to the existing MARTA rail system and the downtown Atlanta Streetcar Project.

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 11, 2014

Senate group reaches agreement on reauthorization plan

Principles agreed upon by the bipartisan Environment and Public Works Committee include passing a long-term bill, as opposed to a short-term patch.

April 10, 2014

Central Texas' high-capacity transit plan wins innovation award

The Project Connect plan projects include regional rail, bus rapid transit, urban rail, managed lanes and other high-capacity modes.

April 10, 2014

Chicago ICE program funds bus shelters

Bus shelters and pads have been installed as recommended in the Kane County Randall Road Pace Route 529 Plan, the Village of South Elgin Transit Improvement Plan and the Kane County 2040 Long Range Transit Plan Community Planning projects.

April 10, 2014

NTSB offering rail investigation seminar

"Rail Transit Party Process Training," which will be held on April 30, is to provide information to help participants in investigations better understand the procedures and the processes involved so they can work more effectively with the NTSB.

April 10, 2014

Foxx to tout transportation investment on bus tour

Secretary Foxx’s tour will include visits to manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities, and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.

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