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N.Y. MTA bolsters winter weather preparation

Accessibility| December 7, 2011
After unprecedented conditions during the December 26, 2010 blizzard crippled the system, NYCT immediately began a review and made the changes required to strengthen storm preparedness. Changes include the appointment of an Emergency Coordinator to facilitate storm response coordination and the establishment of situation rooms to manage storm response activities.

Veolia reaffirms commitment to N. American transportation market

Accessibility| December 7, 2011
The transportation operator maintains strong commitments to current contracts in the U.S. and Canada transportation markets following a statement that Veolia Environnement (VE), parent company of Veolia Transdev (VT), will allow Caisse des Depots to purchase VE’s 50% interest in VT over the next two years.
Accessibility| December 7, 2011

MV Transportation opens Dallas location

Members of the executive leadership team, including the company's CEO Carter Pate, have relocated and are now based in Dallas.
Bus| December 6, 2011

Small transit agencies fight law restricting fed grant use

Opponents of the policy, which only allows federal transit dollars to be used for capital costs when the population threshold is met, will force some communities to reduce service by 15 to 30 percent.
Motorcoach| December 6, 2011

Prevost delivers H3-45s, launches website

In addition to an updated look and feel, the new website features an enhanced user interface with easy to navigate menus and easily accessible links.
Rail| December 6, 2011

Poll: Calif. voters would reject high-speed rail today

Fifty-nine percent of Californians surveyed would not vote in favor of the state’s high-speed rail project if given another chance, primarily due to project costs tripling and an extended construction deadline.
Accessibility| December 6, 2011

King County taps Veolia for paratransit service

The contract extension runs through July 31, 2018.
Rail| December 6, 2011

AECOM names new global transit and rail director

Keith Hampson managed and developed complicated rail projects around the world, including major initiatives in the U.K., South America, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
Motorcoach| December 6, 2011

Megabus offering 200,000 free seats

Available for travel from Jan. 4 to March 1, 2012, to and from megabus.com’s U.S. cities and Toronto.
Rail| December 6, 2011

Amtrak unveils revamped Kansas station

The more than $1.5 million in improvements include a 500-foot passenger boarding platform, access to parking with designations compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and new exterior lighting designed to improve safety.

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