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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.

October 15, 2014

Washington set to focus on 5 megatrends as APTA chair

Adding to his long list of accomplishments at Denver RTD, Washington has been named the new chair of APTA, ceremoniously taking the gavel from outgoing chair Peter Varga at EXPO on Monday. METRO spoke to Washington about his success at RTD and his new role as chair.

October 14, 2014

Knockout Downtime with Rotary Lift’s New MOD35 Inground Lift

MOD30 has been the best-selling lift in its class for 12 years, with more than 1,100 installed. The MOD35 Series continues the “championship” reign by adding best-in-class lifting capacity and clear bay space, patent-pending pendant controls and a lower installation cost.

October 14, 2014

Micro Bird Launching New Image, Revamped Logo, Updated Website

Micro Bird Inc. designs and manufactures a complete line of commercial buses for up to 25 passengers, built with superior durability providing the best cost of ownership in the marketplace.

October 13, 2014

Houston Metro: A Story of Innovation, Evolution

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is an example of what can be achieved when vendor and customer work together as a team. The partnership began over 10 years ago in 2003 with an Integrated Vehicle Operations Management System (IVOMS) for Metro’s 1,000-plus fleet.

October 8, 2014

Portland Streetcar bans girl who brought killer pit bull onboard

The teen girl who brought a pit bull involved in a deadly fight onto the Portland Streetcar, which killed another dog, has been banned from riding the streetcar for 90 days.

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