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FTA awards $1.7M to Calif. transportation network

Sustainability| November 9, 2010
The Anaheim Transportation Network won the funds through a competitive nationwide selection process based on the ability to help communities achieve or maintain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone and carbon monoxide, while supporting emerging clean fuel and advanced propulsion technologies for transit buses.

Florida fleet on track to have all-electric buses

Bus| November 9, 2010
Tallahassee will replace four diesel buses with zero-emission electric buses using a $5.2M grant from the FTA.
Bus| November 9, 2010

NextBus to equip Central Maryland fleet

Per the $770K three-year contract, NextBus will install real-time passenger information system technology.
Rail| November 9, 2010

N.J. must pay feds $271M for canceled tunnel project

The state will also owe interest and penalty charges to be determined by the Federal Transit Administration.
Bus| November 9, 2010

APTA: PT saves $9,515 annually

The Association calculates the average cost of taking public transit by determining the average monthly transit pass of local public transit agencies across the country. This information is based on the annual APTA fare collection survey and is weighted based on ridership (unlinked passenger trips).
Bus| November 8, 2010

GO Transit launches ‘Passenger Charter’ to improve customer service

The Charter promises that GO Transit will be on time, take safety seriously, keep customers informed, provide a comfortable experience and be quick and courteous. It was developed following extensive consultation with customers, employees and focus groups.
Bus| November 8, 2010

Vapor Bus, Ricon tap Condon for VP Sales

John Condon will be responsible for integrating and leading the Vapor Bus and Ricon sales groups. In addition, he will assume responsibility of the Ricon customer service department.
Bus| November 8, 2010

Phoenix bands record songs for Valley Metro riders

Lyrics describe different aspects of using the Valley Metro system, such as how to buy fare, safety near train tracks and buses, or how one fare pass can be used on both bus and light rail. The 11 topics were selected based on common passenger questions at Valley Metro’s customer service line and from the top questions city transit departments receive.
Bus| November 8, 2010

ARRA to fund $3.4M for MBTA Silver Line upgrades

The project includes installation of new laminated glass windscreens at each shelter; repaving work, the construction of a public restroom and the installation of heating units and two-sided electronic message boards at multiple bus platforms.
Rail| November 8, 2010

Alstom, Balfour Beatty to upgrade U.K. signalling

The first contract, worth approximately $5.5 million, covers the provision of both new and upgraded signalling around the area of West Ham station, London. The second contract, worth more than $35 million, is for the detailed design, construction, testing and commissioning of signalling equipment on the West Coast Main Line.

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