Management & Operations

METRO Briefs

Posted on October 18, 2007

Congress focuses on rail safety
WASHINGTON, D.C. — With lawmakers saying employee fatigue is a major factor in train accidents, the House passed a bill Wednesday that will reduce the working hours of railroad crews. For the full story, click here.
NYC uses compass decals to aid passengers
NEW YORK CITY — The New York Department of Transportation is placing temporary directional compass decals outside of four Midtown subway stations to help riders figure out where they are. For the full story, click here.
AC Transit, Chevron partner to test ‘cleaner’ fuels
OAKLAND, CALIF. — AC Transit and Chevron Corp. have partnered to test cleaner burning diesel fuels, such as biodiesel and natural gas, to see if the fuels are a viable alternative to conventional diesel. For the full story, click here.

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Driverless shuttle introduced at U. of Mich. specialized test site

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the university's test site for connected and automated vehicles.

King County Metro launches mobile ticketing app

The Transit GO Ticket app pilot project was created under contract by Bytemark, which has similar systems in use in Austin, Texas; Massachusetts DOT; and Atlanta.

L.A. approves selling naming rights to lines, stations

A marketing company could be hired by early next year to entertain offers and assign prices for naming rights of hundreds of Metro assets, the report said.

2 finalists chosen for new job as head of New Orleans RTA

The executive director job, which comes with a salary of up to $185,000 a year, was first spelled out in a 2015 contract between the RTA and its operator, Transdev.

First Transit to pilot autonomous vehicle passenger shuttle

The AV passenger shuttle will run a fixed-route stopping at designated stops within an office park. The pilot will begin with two vehicles — each with a customer service agent onboard for passenger questions and information.

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