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Breakdowns, staffing part of growing Miami Metrorail safety concerns

Rail| July 14, 2017

When state inspectors visited Miami-Dade in late 2016, they concluded the county needed 84 working Metrorail cars a day but that mechanical problems left only 72 that could be deployed for service. State inspectors returned in late June and found Miami-Dade’s daily goal was to have only 60 Metrorail cars in service.

Sound Transit station achieves LEED Gold certification

Rail| July 14, 2017

The agency will pursue LEED Silver status for its future Operations and Maintenance Facility on the Eastside, and plans to pursue LEED certification for applicable stations and facilities that will serve future light rail extensions to West Seattle, Ballard and other cities.

Technology| July 14, 2017

Battelle to host webinar on connecting in the connected vehicle environment

Will discuss how an open platform software works and can contribute to the evolution of connected vehicle programs, including enabling connected vehicles to talk to traffic management systems, dynamic message signs, traffic signal controllers, and other ITS devices.

Rail| July 14, 2017

Hyperloop One mark's first successful full test of high-speed system

The vehicle coasted above the first portion of the track for 5.3 seconds using magnetic levitation and reached nearly 2Gs of acceleration, while achieving the Phase 1 target speed of 70mph.

Rail| July 14, 2017

Talgo readies overhaul work of L.A. Metro railcars

Metro awarded a contract to Talgo to improve the performance of the Metro Red Line A650 HRVs by replacing and/or overhauling critical vehicle systems and subsystems.

Bus| July 13, 2017

CCW delivers final refurbished bus for Calif. agency

The 30-foot City of Cerritos buses received complete makeovers along with major component replacements consisting of engines, transmissions, suspension parts, radiators, batteries, power steering pumps, surge tanks, and exhaust systems.

Management & Operations| July 13, 2017

Pitt University project aims to 'democratize,' incentivize transportation

Currently in the pilot phase, the project involves installing screens, powered by startup company TransitScreen, displaying data from multiple feeds — including Port Authority buses, Pitt and UPMC shuttles, and Healthy Ride bikes.

Bus| July 13, 2017

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

All projects must comply with Buy America regulations, which require that all iron, steel, or manufactured products be produced in the U.S., as well as final assembly of vehicles.

Management & Operations| July 13, 2017

NJ Transit 2018 budget keeps fares stable, capital budget moving forward

The capital program calls for continued investment in the state’s transit infrastructure to maintain a continued state-of-good-repair and provide reliable transit service.

Technology| July 13, 2017

AlphaVu launches new metric for understanding public opinion of public transit

The National Transit LCB™ is the first in a portfolio of metrics that will be released over the summer of 2017 covering ports, airports, electricity, water, and pipeline infrastructure.

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