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November 26, 2014

BART debuts new service to Oakland International Airport

Riders can now board one of four three-car automated people movers at either the Coliseum Station or the Oakland International Airport Station and take the eight-minute ride at 30 mph.


November 26, 2014

King County launching bus ticket vending pilot

About one-tenth of passengers at the stop now pay cash, but Metro officials hope people will buy the tickets instead of pushing money into a farebox. The machine is being loaned for free, but the county will pay $10,000 in maintenance and operating costs.


November 26, 2014

6 Tulsa bus drivers fired for embezzlement

While the transit system was not yet sharing details, it was reported that the drivers were printing out bus passes and selling them on the side at half price and then pocketing the money.


November 26, 2014

Amtrak reports record revenue

Covered 93% of its operating costs with ticket sales and other revenues, up from 89% the year before. In addition, Amtrak’s unaudited federally funded operating loss of approximately $227 million was the lowest level since 1973.


November 26, 2014

FRA issues roadway worker safety advisory

Safety Advisory 2014-02 Roadway Worker Authority Limits, highlights the need for railroads to ensure that appropriate safety redundancies are in place in the event an employee fails to comply with existing rules and procedures.


November 26, 2014

FTA launches voluntary examination of Chicago rail, bus operations

The purpose of the examination is to help CTA assess the strengths and weaknesses of the safety of operations and identify areas where the agency can further reduce risks and make other safety improvements.


November 26, 2014

M-1 completes first phase of streetcar construction

Construction Manager/General Contractor Stacy and Witbeck Inc., in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation and local construction companies and suppliers, began construction of the downtown portion of the rail system in late July


November 26, 2014

China in talks to build India's first high-speed rail

The Delhi-Chennai high-speed rail corridor will see trains running at 300 km/h (186 mph), covering up to 1,754km (1,089 miles).


November 25, 2014

Alexander Dennis to build facility in Ontario, Canada

The move follows a deal with Metrolinx to supply over 250 new, low-height double-deck buses over the next five years. The agreement also includes an option for an additional 150 vehicles should they be required.


November 25, 2014

Michigan Flyer adds 7 luxury coaches

Safety features include an electronic stability system that enables drivers to avoid danger on slippery roads; an engine fire-detection and suppression system; two GPS systems; and a tire pressure monitoring system.


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