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Board approves N.J. Transit chief, $261K salary

Bus| January 28, 2010
Formerly, James Weinstein was senior VP in charge of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation and chairman of N.J. Transit.

BART reaches $1.5M settlement over fatal shooting

Rail| January 28, 2010
Agreement stems from the $50 million lawsuit filed against the agency following the officer-involved shooting that took place on the Fruitvale BART Station platform on New Year's Day in 2009.
Rail| January 28, 2010

Alstom to equip U.K. relay interlockings

Alstom Transport, in a joint venture with Balfour Beatty Rail Projects, will replace three relay interlockings with the company's Smartlock 400T technology in the Southampton area of southern England, to be completed by April 2011.
Rail| January 27, 2010

MBTA crime drops to lowest levels in 30 years

A total of 827 serious crimes were reported last year — 21percent fewer than 2008. The number of aggravated assaults fell from 103 to 88. There were no homicides. More than 360 million passenger trips were made on MBTA services last year.
Rail| January 27, 2010

Alstom appoints chief commerical officer

The new Commercial Team defines the company's product/market strategy, manages bid submissions and the signing of contracts, and bears responsibility for profit and loss. The department is divided into geographic regions.
Rail| January 27, 2010

HDR wins New Orleans streetcar extensions

The environmental assessment and preliminary engineering work, which is under way, is slated to be completed in summer 2010.
Motorcoach| January 26, 2010

Feds ban texting for bus, truck drivers

Action is the result of the U.S. DOT's interpretation of standing rules. Drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.
Bus| January 26, 2010

N.Y. MTA enhances email, text alerts

The MTA plans to send out a survey to its 70,000 email and text message alert subscribers in February to ask for advice on how to improve it.
Rail| January 26, 2010

2 D.C. Metro workers killed

The NTSB has investigators on the scene and scheduled a briefing for Tuesday afternoon.
Accessibility| January 26, 2010

First Transit wins TriMet paratransit contract

The $137M contract includes the operation of 269 paratransit vehicles, as well as the management and operation of a centralized call center for reservations, scheduling and dispatch.

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