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October 30, 2014

Chicago unveils 2 New Flyer Xcelsior electric buses

While CTA’s electric buses are the first New Flyer XE40 heavy-duty transit buses to enter into regular...

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October 28, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,811 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of...

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October 21, 2014

Angela Iannuzziello named 'Person of the Year'

The VP and Canada transit lead for AECOM is the first female recipient in the award’s history.Her...

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October 21, 2014

Feds, city officials celebrate N.Y. transit center opening

The RTS Transit Center in Rochester, N.Y. will connect residents of the eight county RTS service...

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FEATURES

Q&A: FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan

Prior experience working with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission in the San Francisco Bay Area prepared her well for tackling transportation and transit issues on the national stage.


2014 Women In Transportation: Sanja Zlatanic, PE

VP, Chief Tunnel Engineer HNTB Corp. New York City


2014 Women In Transportation: Eve Williams

CEO/President Dikita Enterprises Dallas


2014 Women In Transportation: Mary Shaffer

Public Relations Broward County Transit Fort Lauderdale, Fla.




PRODUCTS

CNG engine oil

BRAD PENN Compressed Natural Gas Engine Oil is a premium multi-viscosity lubricant specifically designed for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles. It is recommended for use in Detroit Diesel 50G and 60G Series natural gas fueled engines and for use in Mack CNG (utilizing Cummins CNG engines) and in Cummins B, C and L-10 Series stationary and vehicular engines fueled by CNG. The oil is approved by Cummins against its CES 20074 specification and approved against Detroit Diesel DDC 93K216.



Custom Printed Public Safety Vests

American Safety Vest's new five-point breakaway public safety vests meet  ANSI/ISEA207-2006 standards, are available in fluorescent orange and lime green, and can be custom printed, front and back, with the name of the organization. A number of printing colors are available. The solid fabric vests can have printing on their refl ective stripes and in large letters on the back. Mesh vests can be printed, but only on the reflective stripes.



DEPARTMENTS

Transit systems work to preserve trees along rail lines

Transit systems planning rail lines, such as Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation and California’s Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, are working with their communities to preserve trees in the paths of proposed routes.



Cities taking the lead on climate change

Hopefully, as the trust funds are going bankrupt, Congress will address not only that issue but also answer the call for a long-term policy on at least coping with the risks of climate change.

Transit partners to offer first-, last-mile options

In January, Portland, Ore.’s TriMet began offering another transportation option after creating a new joint program with car sharing company Zipcar Inc., while the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) started a nonprofit, Fort Worth Bike Sharing, to make cycling an easy way for riders to fill in the gaps of a trip.



Seattle aerial gondola system proposed

The system, which can move 1,800 passengers per hour each way, would link Seattle’s waterfront with downtown’s convention center.

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