MBTA GM DePaola to retire, citing cancer fight

His accomplishments as GM include improving service for MBTA riders, designing and implementing an $83 million Winter Resiliency program and ensuring that the renovation of Government Center Station was completed on time and on budget.

Mismanagement, service failures cited in N.Y. MTA paratransit audit

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers left stranded; 2.5 million pick-up and drop-off times may have been manipulated to show more favorable performance and less than 50% of one car service’s trips were on-time, according to the New York City Comptroller audit.

APTA officials focus on road ahead

Working to repair an association faced with the recent departure of its largest transit property and the resignation of its president/CEO, APTA Interim President/CEO Richard A. White and Chair Valarie J. McCall laid out the group’s plan to move forward during a press conference at the Bus & Paratransit Conference this week in Charlotte, N.C.

NTSB: Amtrak engineer’s loss of situational awareness led to derailment

The Washington-to-New York City passenger train, Amtrak 188, was traveling at 106 mph around a curve in Philadelphia when it derailed May 12, 2015. Eight passengers were killed and more than 180 others were sent to area hospitals, some with critical injuries.

How to Involve Seniors, People with Disabilities to Make Your Transit System More Accessible

Transportation systems are encouraged to welcome seniors and people with disabilities who want to have a role on advisory committees, who provide input into local planning activities, and who volunteer as mentors or peers to other riders.

Q&A: Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Lewis

Lewis is leading the agency through a significant stage of growth to construct the LYNX Blue Line Light Rail Extension and advance the CityLYNX Gold Line Phase 2 streetcar through final design and into construction.

Transit Maintenance Forum for sr. professionals to take place this fall

Event will give senior transit maintenance professionals the chance to learn about some of the latest trends they are facing in their shops. Holding this event at BusCon also affords transit professionals the unique opportunity to network and share challenges with peers.  

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