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Bombardier wins Italian locomotive contract

Rail| April 27, 2011
With this contract, Trenitalia has placed orders for a total of 688 E464 locomotives, 570 of which are already in successful commercial service. Delivery of the locomotives is scheduled for between 2012 and 2013.

INIT to equip Calif. agency with scheduling solution

Accessibility| April 27, 2011
The contract calls for 12 workstation licenses and a Google Transit Export feature as well as a rostering, bidding and timekeeping software, (PERDIS) which will assist Gold Coast Transit to efficiently schedule and manage their 100-plus drivers.
Accessibility| April 26, 2011

Miami-Dade Transit director stepping down

Harpal Kapoor is leaving his position after failing to restore federal funds that were suspended since last November.
Bus| April 26, 2011

Fired Calif. transit workers' retaliation claim heads to court

Three San Joaquin Regional Transit District employees claim they were fired in 2007 for assisting in a civil grand jury investigation of the transit district. The agency said it was due to budget problems.
Bus| April 26, 2011

Argentina bus system only hires female drivers

City service officials in a town near Buenos Aires claim that female drivers are safer, and more suited to transporting frail or very young passengers.
Bus| April 26, 2011

TOD group releases Portland, Ore. strategic plan

Evaluates existing conditions around Portland, classifies station areas and corridors based on their readiness to support TOD, offers guidelines for phasing of TOD program work and discusses future activities and funding strategies.
Rail| April 26, 2011

Chinese high-speed train safety under scrutiny

Last week, the new leadership at the Railways Ministry announced that the top speed of all trains was being decreased from about 218 mph to 186 to enhance safety.
Rail| April 26, 2011

FTA awards Minnesota $474M for light rail

The 11-mile Central Corridor light rail line, which includes 18 new stations, 31 new rail cars and a new vehicle maintenance facility in St. Paul, is scheduled to open in 2014.
Bus| April 26, 2011

SORTA, partners provide transit to homeless students

The Everybody Rides Metro Foundation is providing nearly 5,000 Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority bus tokens to help students attend Cincinnati Public Schools in partnership with Project Connect, an organization which helps homeless children regularly attend school.
Rail| April 26, 2011

Alstom awarded $106M Indian contract

Company received its first rolling stock contract in India in 2010 by Chennai Metro Rail for the supply of 168 cars, with the first deliveries planned for the end of 2012.

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