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Santa Clara, Calif. transit debuts student value pass

Rail| August 25, 2011
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s “S’Cool” pass provides unlimited rides on bus and light rail to youths ages 17 and younger for a steeply discounted price. The agency also offers teachers a free Class Pass which gives them the opportunity to take students on field trips using VTA buses and light rail.

FMCSA awards $8M to Pa. to improve bus, truck safety

Motorcoach| August 25, 2011
Will strengthen enforcement oversight at high-crash corridors throughout the state, conduct safety audits of new truck and bus companies and upgrade the CDL knowledge test from paper to electronic form at testing facilities across the state.
Rail| August 25, 2011

BART wireless policy will limit shutdowns

Will be confined to extreme situations in which public safety is endangered.
Rail| August 25, 2011

Police arrest L.A. Metro stabbing suspect

The incident was the first-ever murder on the Red Line in the 17 years that it has been open.
Bus| August 25, 2011

CTTransit adds more routes to Google Transit

The Stamford CTTRANSIT service area is next in line to be put into the system. Waterbury, Wallingford and Meriden will come soon after.
Rail| August 24, 2011

Charleston, S.C. adds iPad-powered mobile kiosk

The kiosks — installed on all twelve trolleys servicing the CARTA DASH routes — allow bus riders to interact with and search Slicker's popular City Slicker app, which provides users with a wealth of information about cultural sites and businesses.
Rail| August 24, 2011

East Coast earthquake slows down public transit

Most services, including Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express, Maryland's MARC and D.C. Metro resumed regular operating schedules throughout the day and into the evening after track, elevator/escalator, and other structural inspections were performed.
Motorcoach| August 24, 2011

UMA, NTA making progress on 2013 event

Made up of members from each association, a task force is meeting regularly by phone or in person, and collaborating on the combined activities of the event to ensure members of both associations get the maximum benefit.
Bus| August 24, 2011

Study: Private sector hurt by lack of fed funding, economy

56 percent say they lost business from their public transportation clients and 52 percent of businesses say they expect to layoff employees or cut back hiring as a result.
Rail| August 23, 2011

Safety glitch stops China’s high-speed rail

Rail authorities plan to stop more high-speed rail service due to scheduling concerns. The announcement came as a magazine reported that a crack had been found on the axle of a train. The manufacturer denied the claim.

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