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Transit Facility Center Gives Help, Hope to Those 'With Nowhere to Go'

| April 17, 2018

Transit facilities — train stations, bus depots and transportation centers — are often the shelter of choice for people experiencing homelessness, especially when weather conditions make it too dangerous to stay outside.

First Transit supports Minn. autonomous vehicle roadshow

Technology| March 1, 2018

The company is supporting the SAV roadshow with onsite personnel, operations, and maintenance with several stops across Minnesota, including the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis, the Minnesota Statehouse, and at 3M Global Headquarters.

Rail| December 6, 2017

Metra unveils winterization plans, customer communications

Through the use of GPS technology, the agency's communication specialists can monitor the position and timeliness of all trains in the system in real time and alert passengers in a variety of ways.

Security and Safety | October 31, 2017

Hundreds rode to safety on Palm Tran as Irma took aim at Florida

The agency made roughly 3,500 paratransit trips throughout the region on Sept. 8th — the day the majority of evacuations took place.

Rail| October 18, 2017

[Video] Amtrak 'Ready to Build': Hudson Tunnel Project

Amtrak's Ready To Build campaign showcases five critical investments, including the Hudson Tunnel Project. Opened in 1910, the existing two-track North River Tunnel carries passengers between Manhattan and New Jersey.

Management & Operations| October 12, 2017

Palm Tran Helps Transport Pets after Hurricane Irma

Palm Tran utilized four buses, included a 60-foot articulated bus, for transporting the pets. The effort involved multiple trips and took two days.

Government Issues| October 3, 2017

U.S. DOT awards funds to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria repairs

As of Sept. 22, FTA has awarded $8.4 million in critical grant funding to Puerto Rico to support their transit systems on the island as part of the Department's efforts.

Security and Safety | September 18, 2017

Broward County Transit takes residents to safety during Hurricane Irma

Bus evacuation pick-up routes included people living along the beaches, in mobile home parks, and the homeless. BCT’s paratransit service also assisted with transporting their most fragile customers.

Security and Safety | September 14, 2017

Fla. transit, motorcoach operators back to full service after Hurricane Irma

The hurricane caused massive power outages, flooding, and blocked rail lines and roads across Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.

Management & Operations| September 7, 2017

NJ Transit looks to purchase 25 acres to protect trains during flooding

Locomotives and railcars stored in two separate rail yards were damaged by flood waters following Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

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