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Calif. Metrolink opens new parking structure

Rail| October 14, 2011
Serving approximately 800 daily passengers, the station has enhanced its parking facilities to account for anticipated future growth. The parking lot previously accommodated 300 vehicles and was at capacity.

Mich.-based MAX receives $2M fed grant

Bus| October 14, 2011
New bus facility will cost an estimated $4.2 million. About $2.2 million in federal funds were awarded to MAX in 2006 and 2007 and will fund the first two phases of the project.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Detroit’s SMART to cut service, lay off 123 workers

After nine months of negotiations, the agency and unions representing more than 800 of its employees failed to reach agreements. Agency’s loss in revenue from local property taxes, farebox proceeds, and state and federal funding also prompted the cuts.
Rail| October 13, 2011

Amtrak train in Calif. crash ran red light

The train hit another stopped Amtrak train head-on. Vehicles were on the same track, headed in opposite directions. Sixteen passengers suffered minor injuries.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Conn. awards $5M for transit planning, development

Hartford is receiving $730,000 for site plan and development analysis and the creation of a public-private partnership to facilitate "transit-oriented development" around its downtown Union Station.
Bus| October 13, 2011

Chicago’s Pace bus drivers honored for safety

Twenty-five bus operators won the National Safety Council’s "Million Mile" award for 2011. The program rewards safe driving for professionals who have gone 12.5 years without a preventable accident. Five of the drivers have reached the two million mile plateau for driving 25 years without a preventable accident.
Bus| October 12, 2011

TriMet honors safe drivers

A Million Miles of Safety is the agency's designation for those employees who have earned 30 or more Safe Driver Awards. A professional driver earns one Safe Driver Award for each year (1,960 hours) without an accident deemed preventable.
Bus| October 12, 2011

Proterra consolidating operations in S.C.

The move brought an additional set of advanced research and manufacturing jobs to South Carolina, as the company works to increase production capacity in their newly expanded manufacturing footprint.
Bus| October 12, 2011

Las Vegas RTC launches tourist-friendly website

Ridethestrip.com highlights the cost-effective, reliable and modern public transportation alternatives to and from McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas.
Bus| October 12, 2011

NTSB issues safety recs

The FHWA; AASHTO; NHTSA and the GHSA, as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia, received recommendations for median barrier installation, communication and prohibiting driver cell phone use.

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