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October 1, 2014

D.C., Operation Lifesaver launch joint streetcar safety program

Educator toolkits featuring grade-specific lesson plans, activity sheets, posters and parent take-home letters were delivered to K-12 schools along the new streetcar corridor throughout September. The in-school educational materials were funded by a $25,000 grant.


October 1, 2014

TEX Rail receives FTA Record of Decision

Initial service will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County and Grapevine and into DFW Airport at Terminal B. The 27-mile regional rail corridor is projected to have more than 10,000 daily riders at initial start of service in 2018 using eight stations.


October 1, 2014

Metro-North to replace 3 priority bridges

The design and replacement project is estimated to cost $10 million with the bulk of the funding ($7 million) to be provided by the MTA Capital Program.


September 30, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate the need for riders to make cumbersome transfers from light rail to the Metro Red or Purple Line subway system, and then back onto light rail, to reach their destinations.


September 30, 2014

APTA: 2.7B trips taken on public transportation

New report on second quarter of 2014 shows a 1.1% increase over the same quarter last year, representing an increase of 30 million more trips. Public transportation ridership outpaced urban vehicle miles traveled, which grew at 0.97% for this quarter.


September 30, 2014

Memphis transit chief vows new standards for trolleys

MATA will be overhauling training and repair standards as well as trolleys in the wake of an APTA report that found agency lacking in both areas.


September 30, 2014

Fla. agency moving forward with Clean Energy CNG contract

The agency plans to transition 100 buses from diesel to CNG over the next five years, including 40 buses that will serve the First Coast Flyer, JTA’s bus rapid transit program.


September 30, 2014

CH Bus delivers Temsa TS 35 to Mass.

All of A&A Metro Transportation's coaches are equipped with a Cummins/Allison drivetrain, and A&A’s coaches also offer quality features, such as 110-volt plugs, Alcoa Dura Bright wheels, an auxiliary preheater, rear camera, a rear window and an Elite REI A/V system.


September 30, 2014

NYU imagines future of transportation

The four include in automated highway in Atlanta, “tiny Google pods” in Los Angeles, on-demand BRT in New Jersey and autonomous bikes in Boston.


September 29, 2014

Uber adding paratransit vehicles in Philadelphia

The fares for the wheelchair-accessible vehicles are similar to those for the company's existing car service, starting at $12. The Philadelphia Parking Authority, which regulates taxis in the city, says the agency is working to add 45 new wheelchair-accessible cabs this year.


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