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COTA appoints interim president/CEO

Management & Operations| July 27, 2017

Emille Williams, the agency's current VP, operations, will take over the position on Oct. 1 after the departure of current President/CEO W. Curtis Stitt.

Calif. Gov. commemorates new Proterra LA manufacturing facility

Bus| July 27, 2017

Partially funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, the 100,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to manufacture 400 buses annually.

Rail| July 26, 2017

Caltrain hosts groundbreaking for electrification project

The project will electrify the Caltrain corridor between San Francisco and San Jose and will equip the corridor with high-performance electric trains.

Rail| July 26, 2017

Lhota unveils New York City subway action plan

The announcement comes fewer than 30 days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared New York City’s subways to be in a state of emergency and directed Chairman Lhota to provide a plan for immediate action that puts customers first.

Security and Safety | July 26, 2017

Driver’s actions led to Metro-North grade crossing collision, NTSB finds

The SUV driver died, along with five passengers on the train, in the Feb. 3, 2015, accident. The rail passengers were killed when 343 feet of the third rail, which powers the train, penetrated the floor of the first train car and struck passengers.

Technology| July 25, 2017

BusCon Keynote Address to discuss connected/autonomous tech

In what is sure to be an interesting discussion, WSP USA's Scott Shogan will discuss its potential effects on public and private bus and shuttle operators, as well the creation of new opportunities in a shared economy.

Rail| July 25, 2017

Canadian infrastructure bank possible financing option for U.S.-Canada high-speed line

The Trudeau government’s soon-to-be-launched, $35-billion infrastructure bank will seek to use public funds as leverage to attract billions more in private investment for major infrastructure projects, such as bridges, transit systems, and rail lines.

Technology| July 25, 2017

Siemens introduces new software for ‘talking’ traffic intersections

In the field, a controller can transmit information about a large number of vehicles to a controller at the next traffic signal. This allows extra green time for the group of cars to move through multiple intersections, making traffic more efficient for operators and the traveling public.

Rail| July 25, 2017

Joint venture selected to operate new Hartford commuter rail

TransitAmerica Services and Alternate Concepts has been selected as the service provider that will operate and manage service on the CTrail Hartford Line — the passenger rail service currently under construction.

Management & Operations| July 25, 2017

Calif.'s SolTrans taps Kranda as executive director

Beth Kranda, who succeeds Mona Babauta, currently serves as Deputy Director of Transit, the City of Santa Rosa’s senior transit position.

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