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N.Y. DOT to replace Rochester Amtrak station

Motorcoach| August 8, 2011
The existing Rochester Station, owned by Amtrak, was constructed in 1978 as a temporary facility. The building and platforms are not ADA compliant and have greatly deteriorated in the past decade.

6 transits to participate in FTA asset management pilot

Bus| August 8, 2011
The program encourages urban, suburban and rural transit agencies to find new, cost-effective ways to manage and maintain the condition of their systems — everything from railroad tracks and train stations to bus facilities and electrical equipment, resulting in improved system safety and reliability.
University| August 8, 2011

Profile: Calif. campus tries to grow non-vehicle transportation usage

To help encourage fewer vehicles on campus, UC Irvine offers a number of sustainable commuting options, including carpool matching services, vanpools, carpools, Zipride and Zimride car sharing programs, and train subsidies to reduce monthly transportation expenses and the university's overall carbon footprint.
Management & Operations| August 8, 2011

Mich. university, The Rapid partner for commuter service

The primary purpose of providing the new bus service is to make it easier for current and prospective students from the Grand Rapids area to enroll at Ferris State University's Big Rapids campus.
University| August 8, 2011

UW-Madison eliminating most free handicapped parking

There currently are 73 free state DOT disabled parking stalls in surface lots across the UW-Madison campus, however, that number will drop to 16 over the next year with the university transitioning most of the free spaces to gated ramps and parking garages that require fees.
University| August 8, 2011

Duke offers students eco-living guide, free transit

Students will find information about dining, recycling, alternative transportation, and other aspects of green living. GoPass allows for unlimited rides on DATA, Triangle Transit, Capital Area Transit and C-Tran, the town of Cary, N.C.'s transit service, at no charge.
Bus| August 5, 2011

NTSB chair sworn in for second term

President Barack Obama nominated Deborah Hersman for a second term on June 28, 2011. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday.
Bus| August 5, 2011

L.A. Metro adopts green construction policy

One of the first transit agencies in the country to institute a comprehensive policy aimed at reducing harmful emissions from construction equipment used in the course of the agency's transportation projects.
Bus| August 5, 2011

PB joint venture named GEC in Maryland

Will provide project management, project controls, environmental, structural, tunneling, rolling stock, and train signal engineering services during the preliminary and final design phase of any open-ended transportation project throughout the state.
Bus| August 4, 2011

Lateness is No. 1 complaint for Maryland transit riders

A new survey of about 6,700 riders found that lateness topped all other concerns such as rude drivers, missed stops and dirty vehicles. Improved communications with riders who lodge complaints was one of the recommendations issued to the Maryland Transit Administration.

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