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Sound Transit orders 122 new Siemens light railcars

Rail| September 26, 2016

The $554 million order will nearly triple the fleet from its current 62 cars, adding needed capacity as rail begins to extend north, south and east as part of the Sound Transit 2 package.

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

Rail| September 26, 2016

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

Security and Safety | September 26, 2016

NY MTA bus drivers have reported nearly 1,000 threats this year

Drivers and union officials said an untold number of incidents never get reported. Last year, MTA bus drivers filed 1,466 reports of threats and harassment.

Government Issues| September 26, 2016

FTA awards $5M to improve tribal transit programs

Combined with $25 million a year in tribal formula funds, funding for Tribal Transit was increased to $30 million annually under the FAST Act.

Management & Operations| September 23, 2016

L.A. Metro Board approves security enhancements on transit

Under the approved proposal, additional staff will be assigned to key hubs, rail stations and parking facilities in addition to safeguarding critical infrastructure.

Rail| September 23, 2016

Metra police focus on crossing violators during rail safety week

Metra police issued more than 200 citations to motorists and pedestrians who failed to obey railroad gates and signals or trespassed on railroad property. 

Accessibility| September 22, 2016

San Diego MTS named 'Employer of the Year' by disability group

The award highlights the agency's commitment to diversity in the workplace and expanding job opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.

Accessibility| September 22, 2016

NY MTA's paratransit system is inefficient, reports say

To help reduce costs and increase service, one recommendation is to give disabled residents subsidies for accessible cabs and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

Bus| September 22, 2016

Hometown Trolley acquires Supreme Corp.'s American Trolley product line

The purchase furthers Hometown Trolley's overall strategic business model to become the leading trackless trolley bus manufacturer in the North American transit industry.

Motorcoach| September 22, 2016

U.S., Canada motorcoach sales up, ABA survey finds

For this study, a motorcoach — defined as a vehicle designed for long-distance transportation of passengers — characterized by integral construction with an elevated passenger deck located over a baggage compartment.

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