April 17, 2014
Glen Hayden named VP, engineering; Michael J. Yaeger as chief mechanical officer; and Kevin J. O’Connor as chief transportation officer.
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
Handwritten index cards reflecting patronage hiring at the agency dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians.
Contractors will line more than 10,000 linear feet of newly excavated tunnels with permanent structural concrete walls, and install complex communications systems in Grand Central Terminal’s future Long Island Rail Road concourse.
April 15, 2014
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.
The new identity, EMBARK, will represent all services — bus transit, parking and ferry.
April 14, 2014
Fifty percent of all yellow cabs to be wheelchair accessible by 2020, expanding the largest
accessible taxi fleet in the nation.
April 10, 2014
The agency’s executive director says she doesn't believe safety has taken a backseat at the agency, but that the review is necessary. However, a union representative says that the system does not emphasize safety.
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 9, 2014
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."
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