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Sen. Schumer calls for mass transit employees to be checked against terror list

Security and Safety | December 13, 2016

Said positions like engineers, train conductors, and those maintaining the tracks on both rail lines like Amtrak as well as subways, should be checked against the watch list, similar to the way airline employees current are.

BC Transit to rollout camera systems across entire bus fleet

Bus| December 13, 2016

The cost of the camera systems is being funded in part by a $160-million agreement with the federal government, which will also help cover the cost of new GPS bus-tracking technology and other upgrades.

Sustainability| December 13, 2016

Mass. agency adds 3 Proterra electric buses, fast chargers

The buses will serve communities along PVTA's Route P21E in Holyoke and Springfield. In addition to state-contributed funds, PVTA purchased the Proterra Catalyst FC buses with funds from the Federal Highway and Transit Administration.

Rail| December 13, 2016

Alstom inaugurates first Regiolis train in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region

The trains consist of four cars with a total capacity of 220 seats and offer increased comfort thanks to seats equipped with individual reading lights, electric sockets, and raisable footrests, as well as spaces dedicated to bicycles and luggage, large bay windows, and reduced noise levels.

Management & Operations| December 13, 2016

Colorado town proposing e-cig, cigarette ban on buses

Officials say they have had a number of complaints about cigarette smoking, particularly in the downtown terminal where the lack of ventilation causes both irritation and potential public health issues for passengers.

University| December 12, 2016

Texas A&M working with EPA to optimize fleet performance

The research team will monitor the engine (speed, RPM, load, and other parameters) data along with GPS information in order to analyze the bus fleet drive cycles, and identify characteristics such as idle time and speed distribution.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2016

5 cities selected to receive technical assistance for TOD projects

The communities will receive in-depth, long-term technical assistance as they plan strategies for successful TOD, which has been shown to provide a boost to local economies.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2016

Las Vegas strip transit service losing ridership to Uber, Lyft

RTC has watched bus ridership gradually decline along the Strip ever since state regulators allowed Uber and Lyft to operate in September 2015.

Rail| December 12, 2016

CATS to spend $1.5M to study rail line to airport

Ten years ago, the agency had a general concept of building a streetcar along Wilkinson Boulevard toward the city's airport, but CATS CEO John Lewis wants a more detailed study to determine whether that’s the best option.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2016

China's Transit Elevated 'straddling bus' going bust

Though TEB inventor Song Youzhou has insisted the company is still operating normally, sources told China’s The Paper that a major TEB investor has now cut off further funds.

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