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Alstom, partners testing 100% electric bus in France

Sustainability| January 11, 2018

Thanks to reduced maintenance and operating costs, and a longer service life than that of a bus, the cost of ownership of Aptis is equivalent to that of today's diesel buses, according to Alstom.

FRA, FMCSA withdraw obstructive sleep apnea rulemaking

Rail| August 7, 2017

In their joint announcement, the two federal agencies said they'd encourage trucking and rail companies to voluntarily screen employees involved in safety-sensitive work, such as truck drivers and train engineers, for sleep apnea.

Rail| July 14, 2017

Hyperloop One mark's first successful full test of high-speed system

The vehicle coasted above the first portion of the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached nearly 2Gs of acceleration, while achieving the Phase 1 target speed of 70mph.

Sustainability| March 14, 2017

Alstom's hydrogen train successfully completes 1st test run

The four-week test runs currently undergoing in Salzgitter aim at confirming the stability of the energy supply system based on coordinated interaction between the drive, the fuel cell, and the battery of the vehicle.

Management & Operations| November 21, 2016

Software company to begin testing self-driving cars in Boston

nuTonomy will begin testing its self-driving Renault Zoe electric vehicle before the end of the year in the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in the Seaport section of the city.

Rail| October 18, 2016

Testing may delay SMART rail launch until 2017

The rail agency announced Sept. 26 that it was only then beginning to ramp up speeds on the railcars during safety testing. But with 11 weeks left before the new year, officials have not pegged when the cars will be tested at their fullest capabilities.

Rail| August 24, 2016

Detroit's M-1 begins testing streetcar line

The slow-moving "speeder" vehicle will travel the rail line as part of a testing regimen that ensures the route is free of obstructions.

Rail| November 11, 2015

Cincinnati begins live streetcar track testing

While officials considered Tuesday's test successful, there were two instances of possibly blown gaskets that will require adjustment in the electrical delivery system. Testing will continue this week.

Rail| October 21, 2015

KC Streetcar testing overhead wires

In the next few days, one test will make sure all the circuits feeding electricity to the wires are working properly and another will make sure the system can handle an overload.

Rail| June 25, 2015

Sound Transit completes first phase of University Link testing

Over the past several months Sound Transit contractors have installed and tested new power, safety, train control and communications systems in most of the 3.1 miles of tunnels between Westlake Station in downtown Seattle and the University of Washington.

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