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October 30, 2014

Sec. of Transportation Foxx, Rep. Butterfield visit IMPulse factory

The company unveiled its latest innovative development for cable theft detection, as well as its White House Champion of Change technology for an overhead contact wire safety monitoring system.

October 29, 2014

L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit, FWO

The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.

October 28, 2014

Keolis prepares for slippery rail season caused by fall foliage

When train wheels run over wet leaves, the tremendous force crushes the leaves into a Teflon-like coating that can later cause train wheels to lose traction with the rail.

October 28, 2014

Can you get Ebola on public transportation?

The short answer is that public transportation users either on the same train or riding after the doctor are at “very minimal to zero risk.”

October 28, 2014

Chicago transit, police unveil counterterrorism program

Through the new federally-funded initiative, teams of officers will be deployed to high-traffic CTA rail stations several times a week to conduct quick, randomized tests of bags to detect possible explosive materials — similar to efforts undertaken during large events in the city.

October 22, 2014

FRA releases Metra safety assessment findings

The assessment finds Metra to be generally compliant with federal safety regulations, but also directs the commuter railroad to take immediate steps to enhance its safety culture, which is an area of concern, and to better utilize safety technology.

October 15, 2014

Question of the Day: EXPO Wednesday

How has social media positively and negatively impacted your agency?

October 15, 2014

Finding funding source key to reauthorization bill’s future

With surface transportation reauthorization facing several hurdles, most notably funding, key congressional staff engaged in overseeing public transportation programs shared their views and outlook for the legislative process during the “Congress & the Federal Transportation Agenda” session Monday.

October 15, 2014

Diridon Receives Hall of Fame Distinction

Is emeritus executive director of the Mineta Transportation Institute, which is affiliated with the San Jose (Calif.) State University College of Business.

October 15, 2014

APTA Award Winners

APTA's 2014 winners for Local Distinguished Service, National Distinguished Service, outstanding board members and more.

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