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July 30, 2014

Alstom locomotives attain Russian safety cert

The first vehicles should enter commercial service during autumn and will start operating in Siberia along winter time.


July 30, 2014

San Antonio streetcar project nixed

Citing a lack of community support, the city's mayor is asking staff to draft an ordinance for City Council consideration to withdraw the City’s $32 million streetcar project and redirect those dollars to other development initiatives in the center city.


July 30, 2014

MBTA adding Wi-Fi on commuter rail system

At absolutely no cost to the MBTA or its customers, inMOTION Wireless Inc. will build a $5.6 million system that will expand and improve both the availability and quality of the existing Wi-Fi service.


July 30, 2014

Former Toronto transit CEO to review recent SkyTrain issues

Gary McNeil has been hired to evaluate what happened and TransLink’s response to the shutdowns. The review will also look at what steps can be taken to prevent major service disruptions and changes to procedures and equipment that would enable the SkyTrain system to resume full service more quickly.


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.


July 30, 2014

Calif. county withdraws support for high-speed rail

While the vote is largely symbolic, advocates say it could jeopardize Fresno County's bid to land a high-speed rail maintenance yard and accompanying 1,500 jobs.


July 29, 2014

Program to help vets get civilian jobs driving buses, trucks expanded

Program grants state licensing agencies, including the District of Columbia, the authority to waive the skills test portion of the commercial driver’s license application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus.


July 29, 2014

Model helps agencies predict more accurate staffing for bus routes

To accommodate unplanned employee absences (illness, emergencies, etc.), transit agencies must employ a sufficient number of transit vehicle operators to meet the demands of scheduled service, according to a new report by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium.


July 29, 2014

BusCon football fans can enter to win Colts tickets

In a contest only open to registered BusCon attendees and exhibitors, a video, audio or written testimonial must be submitted. All submissions are entered into a random drawing to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to the game.


July 29, 2014

ABC delivers 3 Van Hool TXs to Tenn.

The distinctive red and black coaches for Wise Coaches are equipped with a REI Elite entertainment system, including five 22-inch LCD monitors mounted in Van Hool's exclusive contoured parcel racks.


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