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Calif. transit leaders denounce Trump's crippling cuts to transportation

Government Issues| March 20, 2017

Budget cuts are achieved by zeroing out federal support for Amtrak’s long-distance train services, limiting federal funding for the FTA’s Capital Investment Program to projects with an existing FFGA, and eliminating funding for the TIGER discretionary grant program.

MARTA piloting electric bus technology

Sustainability| March 20, 2017

The agency is testing Proterra's 40-foot battery electric bus as part of exploration of additional cleaner transportation options for fleet.

University| March 20, 2017

Sacramento State launches real-time shuttle tracking system

The shuttles were equipped with GPS trackers over the summer and the app was soft launched in the spring. The university partnered with DoubleMap to create an embedded URL reached through the Sac State app.

Rail| March 20, 2017

CATS shelves plans to expand light rail system to 3-car trains

Three years ago, CATS started the process to lengthen the old stations so they could handle longer trains. The city spent roughly $17 million lengthening four stations, leaving 11 more stations to be lengthened a few at a time.

Management & Operations| March 20, 2017

MATA partners with HealthyHere to offer on-site healthcare for employees

The HealthyHere mobile clinics are fully outfitted with portable ultrasound machines, a private area in the vehicle dedicated to physical exams, and the equipment necessary for performing on-board lab work and biometric measurements.

Sustainability| March 20, 2017

Trillium CNG lands HART CNG operations, maintenance contract

The company will also complete a series of upgrades to the existing facility.

Management & Operations| March 17, 2017

The Ride's deputy CEO/COO retires after 42 years of service

Dawn Gabay began working with TheRide in 1975 and served many positions, including motorcoach operator, dispatcher, supervisor, manager, assistant executive director, and interim CEO, before beginning her role as deputy CEO in October of 2009.

Management & Operations| March 17, 2017

RTA of Southeast Michigan parts way with CEO Michael Ford

Tiffany Gunter, the RTA's COO and deputy CEO, will act as interim CEO until the board decides its next step.

Security and Safety | March 17, 2017

ELERTS Corp. observes Driver Appreciation Day, touts safety app

The app can be branded with a transit agency’s system logo and works with iPhone and Android smartphones. A convenient drop-down menu makes it easy for riders to indicate report type, such as assault, robbery, medical emergency, or suspicious activity.

Government Issues| March 16, 2017

Trump's 'Skinny Budget' cuts U.S. DOT funding by $2.4B

Under the Administration’s proposal, the DOT's funding would be cut by 13%, to $16.2 billion, and limits funding for the Federal Transit Administration's Capital Investment program, eliminates funding for the Essential Air Service program, and ends federal support for long-distance Amtrak trains.

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