Topic : Illinois transit

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Illinois initiative to test, research connected, autonomous vehicle tech

Mobility| October 29, 2018

IDOT will oversee a testing program that requires a driver to remain behind the wheel, capable of taking control of the vehicle at all times.

Metra breaks ground on 136-year-old bridge replacement

Rail| November 17, 2017

The bridge is situated over the Fox River along the Milwaukee District West Lake in Elgin, Ill.

Bus| October 23, 2017

Connect Transit replaces portion of fleet with New Flyer buses

The conversion is funded through a $3.3 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Public Transit GM Q&A: What has been the impact of new technology?

We asked top transit officials from around the nation what was the last tech they implemented and what was its impact.

 

Bus| March 31, 2017

Ill. agency to add 26 Champion Challenger paratransit vehicles

The contract Greater Peoria Mass Transit District entered into with Central States Bus Sales Inc. for the 26 vehicles, includes an option to purchase an additional 14 paratransit vehicles over the next five years.

Bus| March 7, 2017

Ill. Quad Cities' MetroLINK bus partners with TransLoc

Agency is deploying the TransLoc Rider app for riders using the Metro bus system to receive real-time service alerts, advanced trip planning tools, and more features.

Management & Operations| February 2, 2017

Roelfs selected to lead Greater Peoria Mass Transit District

Roelfs has served as the assistant GM of operations for CityLink since November 1, 2016, and has been serving as the interim GM since the retirement of Al Stanek, at the end of 2016.

Management & Operations| December 1, 2016

Connect Transit receives state funds, avoids shutdown

The agency announced Thursday that the payment of almost $1.9 million covers the time period of July 2016 through September 2016 and is part of a nearly $17.6 million transfer to the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.

Management & Operations| October 18, 2016

Facing shut down, Connect Transit to hold town hall to show its importance

The agency is among many Illinois public transportation systems facing budget issues because the state is behind on payments to them.

Management & Operations| October 14, 2016

Funding issue may force Ill.'s Connect Transit to temporarily shut down

Has received no state money since June, missing payments in July and October and is owed almost $5 million, which constitutes one-third of its annual budget, according to the report.

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