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Industry Makes Progress on Bus Procurement Standards

Management & Operations| November 16, 1999
With the new guidelines for a standard 40-foot diesel-powered transit bus now starting to be used, the transit industry continues its work in developing variations off these guidelines.

Why British Operators Are Entering U.S. Market

Management & Operations| November 12, 1999
Travel West Midlands moves a million people per day on its bus and metro networks in Britain’s second largest metropolitan area.
Management & Operations| November 11, 1999

South America Steps Up Orders

As the Latin American economy recovers from the global financial crisis of last year, cities there have stepped up public transport orders.
Rail| November 11, 1999

Cab Signaling Might Have Prevented U.K. Crash — Report

The U.K. rail inspectorate’s first official report has indicated that Britain’s deadliest train crash in a decade could have been prevented by a modern automatic train protection system that would have stopped one of the trains in the crash from proceeding past a red signal light.
Management & Operations| November 9, 1999

More Integrated Fare Systems Due?

With its MetroCard, New York became the first multimodal system in North America to implement a retrofitted integrated fare collection technology that could be used on both its bus and rail systems.
Rail| October 18, 1999

Talgo’s Newest Trainsets Tested Under New FRA Safety Rules

Talgo has announced it has successfully tested its newest generation of passenger railcars at the U.S. DOT’s Transportation Technology Center facility in Pueblo, Colo.
Management & Operations| October 9, 1999

APTA Expo 99 Preview: Linton to Leave FTA -- Presided Over Transit Boom

Gordon Linton, the longest serving Federal Transit Administrator, has announced he will leave the FTA at the end of this month to form a transportation consulting and innovative financing firm.
Management & Operations| August 25, 1999

Orange County Picks Laidlaw in Huge Bus Ops Contract

Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in California awarded Laidlaw Transit Services Inc., based in Overland Park, Kans., a five-year, $93 million contract.
Management & Operations| August 24, 1999

WABCO Postpones Planned Merger with MotivePower

Westinghouse Air Brake Company announced that it has postponed its planned announcement to merge with MotivePower Industries.
Management & Operations| August 13, 1999

British Policy Tide Shifting Toward Public Transport

Bolstered by several new reports, the British government says its new polices have begun to show material results in favor of public transport.

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