Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on February 28, 2007

Non-paying customers costing Muni millions
SAN FRANCISCO — Broken fare boxes and riders who cheat the system cause the Bay Area’s busiest transit agency to raise only 22% of its operating expenses at the fare box — a number well below the national average. For the full story, click here. MTA stats: Blocked doors big reason for late trains
NEW YORK — More than 4,270 trains were thrown off schedule in 2006 because riders blocked subway doors from closing, making it the fifth-leading cause of delays according to Metropolitan Transportation Authority statistics. For the full story, click here. Boy arrested in bus ‘tagging’
LOS ANGELES — A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of “tagging” a city bus carrying L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other dignitaries during the inauguration of a new bus stop near the boy’s school. For the full story, click here.

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Profile: Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority

“On Friday, I go to bed, and the wind is about 110, 120 miles per hour — something that’s significant, but not something that’ll make you sit up straight in your chair,” recalls Kevin Coggin of the days before Hurricane Katrina.

Gov. Baker withdraws support of plan to cut MBTA weekend rail service

The proposal to cut the weekend service for a year, which had been heavily criticized, was among a number of options on the table as the public transit agency looks to close a $42 million budget gap.

Troup promoted to HNTB’s Northeast Division rail market sector leader

He has significant experience managing high-density transit design, operations, maintenance and construction in heavily urbanized environments such as the Northeast corridor and the New York metropolitan region.  

CDTA, INIT partner for modern Intelligent Transportation Management system

The contract will modernize CDTA’s existing fleet management system to a cloud-hosted system, upgrade the automatic passenger counting system, and deploy real-time passenger infotainment displays on-board and at various stop locations.

Niles joins HNTB as senior project manager

Federal transit expertise will benefit planning and delivery of mega infrastructure programs in the region.

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