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April 17, 2014

Metro-North names 3 to top operating posts

Glen Hayden named VP, engineering; Michael J. Yaeger as chief mechanical officer; and Kevin J. O’Connor as chief transportation officer.

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 16, 2014

MTA awards contracts for East Side Access Manhattan tunnels, caverns

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

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

Oklahoma City transit changing name, increasing service

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

April 14, 2014

30-cent surcharge to fund NYC accessible taxis

Fifty percent of all yellow cabs to be wheelchair accessible by 2020, expanding the largest accessible taxi fleet in the nation.

April 10, 2014

NJ Transit safety review spurred by Metro-North crash

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.

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 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."

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