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October 31, 2014

L.A. Metro's VYCON system reducing energy consumption

The Red Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Subway station is realizing nearly 20% in energy consumption. Based on the data obtained so far, it is estimated an annual savings of 541 megawatt hours, enough to provide power to 100 average California homes.


October 31, 2014

Report: Alabama not funding public transportation

The report claims a lack of investment in public transit results in the isolation of people who do not have the means to access private vehicles.


October 31, 2014

Canadian bus driver safety bill gaining momentum

Bill S-221 would amend the Criminal Code to require courts to consider it an aggravating circumstance for the purpose of sentencing if the victim of an assault is a public transit operator engaged in the performance of their duty.


October 31, 2014

Sun Metro celebrates grand opening of BRT

The 8.6-mile Rapid Transit System provides a high-capacity transit service to El Paso, Texas for the first time.


October 31, 2014

Halloween costumes banned on Beijing subway

The crackdown on Halloween is part of a much broader, citywide security and beautification effort ahead of the APEC meeting in Beijing on Nov. 7.


October 31, 2014

MBTA's longtime police chief to step down

When Paul MacMillan started at the transit agency in the 1980s, only about 80 officers patrolled the system, he said. Now, about 250 do.


October 30, 2014

Sec. of Transportation Foxx, Rep. Butterfield visit IMPulse factory

The company unveiled its latest innovative development for cable theft detection, as well as its White House Champion of Change technology for an overhead contact wire safety monitoring system.


October 30, 2014

NYC safest public transportation system for women

Researchers surveyed more than 6,000 women in the 15 most populous world capitals and New York City to gauge women’s experiences with harassment and violence while riding public transportation.


October 30, 2014

6 transportation ballot initiatives to watch

The initiatives include Pinellas County, Fla.’s “Greenlight Pinellas” plan, which would increase bus service by 65% and build a 24-mile light rail line from downtown St. Petersburg to downtown Clearwater.


October 30, 2014

VIA Rail partners to expand global reach

AccesRail offers an easy way for passenger rail carriers to sell tickets through IATA certified travel agents, by using their established airline booking systems.


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