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Extra protection urged for SEPTA workers after shooting

Bus| September 8, 2011
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.

New Jersey Transit changed security approach post 9/11

Accessibility| September 8, 2011
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.
Bus| September 7, 2011

SFRTA, Miami-Dade introduce regional fare product

Loaded on an EASY Card, the Regional Monthly Pass will allow for a seamless transfer between Tri-Rail and Miami-Dade Transit's Metrorail and Metrobus systems.
Bus| September 7, 2011

B.C.'s Kelowna Regional Transit now on Google Transit

During this initial phase, customers are encouraged to test the new online trip planner and provide feedback to BC Transit so this service can continually be improved and enhanced.
Bus| September 7, 2011

Monterey, Calif., partners with music festival to launch BRT

The 6.75-mile “JAZZ” service will introduce new technologies that include queue jump lanes, transit signal priority, and increased stop spacing to streamline bus traffic along the corridor and reduce travel times by up to 25 percent.
Rail| September 6, 2011

Private rail security urged for Phoenix

Staffing constraints due to budget issues have made it challenging for police to attain passenger inspection goals set by Metro, according to police officials. The other two cities the system runs through — Mesa and Tempe — already use private security companies.

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