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Toronto Transit names chief operating officer

Bus| September 8, 2011
Andy Byford will become the TTC’s first chief operating officer. Byford will join the TTC in November from Sydney, Australia where he was COO of RailCorp.

PB to manage New Orleans RTA streetcar construction

Rail| September 8, 2011
Team will be responsible for providing construction management and support staff throughout the construction and close-out phases. The firm will also monitor and control project schedule and budget.
Bus| September 8, 2011

Apollo Video to provide surveillance in Md.

In addition to the RoadRunner systems currently on-board MCDOT's Ride On buses, the new systems will replace 118 existing transit surveillance systems and will also be installed in new buses, manufactured by Gillig, for a total of nearly 180 Apollo Video systems on-board the fleet.
Rail| September 8, 2011

Bombardier unveils Flexity 2 in England

As well as having 100 percent low-floor technology for optimal ride comfort, the new tram includes some new advanced features, such as touch-screens in the driver's cab, reflecting the latest developments in intelligent digital technology.
Bus| September 8, 2011

Extra protection urged for SEPTA workers after shooting

Agency and drivers’ union are calling for special legal protection for transit workers after a bus driver was shot and wounded. The recent incident was the 46th assault on a SEPTA employee this year.
Accessibility| September 8, 2011

New Jersey Transit changed security approach post 9/11

This meant implementing a new level of vigilance for the agency's transit police; a long-term effort to educate riders; partnerships with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies; and an increase in special operations security training.
Bus| September 7, 2011

Altair unveils first hydraulic hybrid bus

Compared to the database of buses tested at Altoona, the LCO-140H fuel economy results are 110 percent better than conventional diesel buses and 30 percent better than the leading diesel-electric hybrid buses available today, according to the company.
Bus| September 7, 2011

Ohio’s Dayton RTA offers low-income job seekers fare discount

Reaching out to social service agencies with financially disadvantaged clients who need jobs, the transit system will make bus tokens available at a significant discount through its new Transit Access Fund. The fund is partially supported by federal Job Access Reverse Commute money.
Rail| September 7, 2011

12 hurricane damaged SEPTA railcars being repaired

Caught by the unexpected rise of Assunpink Creek, SEPTA's rail operations managers realized too late that the trains could be in harm's way. They say they will shuffle cars in SEPTA's 365-car fleet to deal with the shortage created by the missing 12 on the Trenton line.
Rail| September 7, 2011

Experts approve Calif. high-speed rail ridership data

The authority convened the peer review panel earlier this year to examine the ridership and revenue forecasting process used by Cambridge Systematics to produce the estimates used in planning and environmental work.

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