Final 2 rail unions sign contracts, avoid NJ Transit strike

Nine other rail unions signed contracts after a tentative agreement was reached in March, about a day before a strike deadline.

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APTA recognizes TheRide, Calif.'s VTA for sustainability accomplishments

First started in 2009, 133 public transit agencies and businesses have signed on to the APTA Sustainability Commitment. Currently, 38 signatories have received recognition.

Honolulu gets extension from Feds to fix rail plan

The city's mayor had wanted a June 2017 deadline, after the upcoming election and legislative session. He has also suggested shortening the route to stay within budget. 

Autonomous vehicle expert joins MSU’s transportation division

Craig Shankwitz will lead the development of MSU's Western Transportation Institute research team that will explore and develop applications of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies to roads and transportation systems in rural areas and small cities, in both the public and private sector.

LTD receives fed grant to purchase 5 electric buses

The electric buses will replace five diesel buses, which have been in service since 1999 and have logged more than 500,000 miles each. The diesel buses consume a combined 39,114 gallons of diesel fuel each year.

SEPTA to demo Proterra electric bus during Democratic Convention

The project is one component of Philadelphia’s commitment to hosting the most sustainable national political convention ever.

APTA opposes GOP plan to cut mass transit funding

The Republican platform, which stated that public transportation is "an inherently local affair that serves only a small portion of the population," also opposes increasing the federal gas tax.

Self-driving electric buses part of Tesla's future, CEO says

Elon Musk says that the electric buses of the future should be smaller than the current ones, to decrease traffic congestion, with the interior of the buses redesigned to increase passenger areal density.

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