Atkins re-selected for 5-year FTA oversight contract

Services include monitoring FTA projects to determine whether they are progressing on time, within budget, and according to approved grantee plans and specifications.

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Radio encryption blamed for failure in deadly D.C. tunnel incident

The failure of D.C.'s Fire and EMS radios inside the tunnels appeared to be a major flaw, but Metro now says there was nothing wrong with its radio antennas or repeaters in the underground station and tunnels. An initial report from D.C. Fire and EMS said Metro was notified about problems with the radios four days earlier

Hampton Roads to rebuild buses, buy vintage trolleys

The 28 existing buses will be sent to a Tavares, Fla.-based Coach Crafters, where numerous components will be replaced including engines, transmissions, seats, air springs, doors and heating and air conditioning systems.

Transit key to luring Fortune 500 co. to Tampa, CEO says

In addition to bringing in jobs, the city must invest in light rail infrastructure, the head of a global company said of the need to lure large companies.

San Francisco board to improve service, access

SFMTA will approve a 7% Muni service increase; free Muni for moderate to low-income seniors and people with disabilities; additional funding for transit vehicle cleanliness and appearance; and the elimination of telephone and on-line computer transaction fees.

Pace unveils $2.3 billion plan for rapid transit network

The plan for which the agency aims to tap federal funding would create arterial bus rapid transit and suburban expressway services.

Spheros opens new A/C installation plant in Okla.

Carl (Wayne) Chandler has joined SNA as plant manager of the new Tulsa Installation Plant.

INIT equips C-TRAN fleet with e-fare system

The account-based fare management system will allow passengers the convenience of simply tapping their smart cards, smartphones or contactless credit card to pay for fares within the region.

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