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Rail accidents push feds to toughen safety rules

Rail| February 26, 2010
A bill that allows for new federal rail-transit safety standards and offers federal aid for states to hire staff to enforce the new rules was introduced this week.

Blog: Would HSR system really hurt Bay Area airports?

Rail| February 26, 2010
Study, conducted by aviation consulting firm SH&E, shows that San Jose would lose 12 percent of its passengers, Oakland 9 percent, and San Francisco 4 percent.
Rail| February 26, 2010

Port Authority awards $542M World Trade Center contract

The work, awarded to Skanska USA, includes construction of four rail platforms and the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; plumbing work, fire protection, architectural finishes, and ADA compliance measures.
Bus| February 26, 2010

GE to supply communication systems to TriMet

System will monitor and manage the location of TriMet's fleet of vehicles and personnel while improving communications between dispatchers, passengers, and operators as well as emergency and public safety responders.
Accessibility| February 26, 2010

Veolia names COO of transit division

Ken Westbrook will lead the company's transit operations for its bus, paratransit, brokerage and bus rapid transit contracts with transit authorities. This includes 120 locations and contracts in leading cities such as Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Seattle, Baltimore, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and others. He will be responsible for the work of over 17,000 employees organized into seven regions.
Rail| February 26, 2010

Seattle to lubricate noisy light rail tracks

Contractors will begin installing automatic track lubricators along curving sections of the light rail tracks in Tukwila and the Rainier Valley in Seattle and will also modify a set of track switches in the Rainier Valley.
Rail| February 25, 2010

Moves to improve freight traffic affect commuter rail

Government officials say investments in improving rail traffic will boost speed and efficiency for both freight and commuter trains.
Bus| February 25, 2010

Vancouver buses, trains win ridership gold during Olympics

TransLink has averaged 1.6 million people a day, which is more than twice the normal daily average of 750,000 and well above the pre-Games forecast of 1.1 million passengers
Bus| February 25, 2010

Chicago transit union files complaint, lawsuit prelude

The move will prolong service cuts on bus routes and train lines as well as the layoffs that put 1,059 transit employees out of work and without health care benefits on Feb. 7.
Rail| February 25, 2010

Alstom to supply 23 trains to Germany

Features of the DMUs include mobile landings, adaptable to all platform heights; onboard surveillance cameras; a special access ramp and two wheelchair spaces.

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