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September 18, 2014

Green tech major feature at BusCon 2014

At least six electric vehicles, ranging from passenger vans to cutaway buses to a mid-sized transit bus and a trolley bus, were featured both on the show floor and at a special ride along held in conjunction with the show.


September 18, 2014

6 fleets receive eco award at BusCon for propane usage

PERC presented the “Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas” awards to attending representatives at a ceremony Wednesday morning at Indiana Convention Center. The fleets were individually recognized for recent adoptions of propane-autogas-powered vehicles.


September 18, 2014

Keolis Commuter Services cleaning program improves stations, railcars

The train-cleaning program has involved more than 100 people working over 8,000 hours scrubbing over 1 million square feet of equipment as Keolis aims to clean all 422 commuter rail passenger cars. Seats have been thoroughly wiped down, the stainless steel doors and windows shined, vents cleared of grime, and floor thoroughly mopped.


September 18, 2014

New report reveals what Americans want from public transit

Riders of all ages and in all regions place the greatest value on factors like travel time, proximity, cost, and reliability above safety, frequency, and perks like Wi-Fi when choosing whether or not to take public transportation.


September 17, 2014

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.


September 17, 2014

Mobile app replaces subway ads with art

Once the app is running, simply pointing your device at any of the 100 most widely circulating subway platform advertisements will cause the device to overlay curated digital art content, creating an augmented experience that blocks unwanted advertising.


September 17, 2014

OLI awareness, safety grants given to 11 transit agencies

The local transit agencies and state Operation Lifesaver programs will work together to produce educational projects featuring the OLI safety campaign slogan, See Tracks? Think Train!


September 17, 2014

Gondola linking Brooklyn and Manhattan proposed

Plan estimates the gondola would transport 5,000 people per hour in both directions and says it could move commuters from Brooklyn to Manhattan in less than four minutes, with each phase costing between $75 million and $125 million.


September 17, 2014

Charlotte streetcar projected to cost more than bus, light rail

To carry a passenger a mile on the streetcar, the CATS projects it will cost $1.58 in 2019, when the second phase of the project would open. For comparison, in 2012, it cost the agency 77 cents to move a bus passenger one mile. A Lynx Blue Line passenger’s 1-mile trip was 68 cents.


September 16, 2014

Pierce Transit picks retired city manager for interim CEO post

The board picked Jim Walton after voting to waive CEO Lynne Griffith’s 75-day resignation notice requirement of her contract so she can start work Sept. 23 as director of the state ferry system.


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