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UMA lauds independent report on FMCSA's Safety Measurement System

Motorcoach| July 6, 2017

The report referred to the ad hoc nature of the system and recommended that the agency adopt "a more statistically principled approach" that can be empirically validated.

Study finds compatibility key to ridesharing success

University| July 6, 2017

The University of Waterloo research used social media analytics, algorithms, and computer simulation to match would-be carpoolers with people driving to work.

Rail| July 5, 2017

Rail vet named president of Vermont commuter rail co.

Charlie Moore previously worked as the VP of Business Development at RailComm, a global rail automation systems and software firm for the freight, transit and industrial markets.

Management & Operations| July 5, 2017

32 arrested in connection with China's 'straddling bus' project

The futuristic idea to lift commuters above congestion quickly attracted international attention when it was launched last year, but was finally officially scrapped last month. There had been growing speculation that it was no more than an investment scam.

Security and Safety | July 5, 2017

Speed restrictions lifted on part of NJ Transit rail service into Penn Station

The speed restrictions and accompanying 15 to 30 minute delays have been in place since mid-May for inspections and track work. NJ Transit officials said the agency posted historic low numbers for on-time performance in May.

Rail| July 5, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit resumes full light rail service following 11-day shutdown

Meanwhile, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that engineers have all but dropped a possible light rail line from plans to connect St. Paul's Union Depot to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America in Bloomington

Security and Safety | June 30, 2017

BART completes installation of security cameras on train car fleet

The new cameras bolster BART’s existing security infrastructure network, which includes cameras on platforms and inside and outside stations.

University| June 30, 2017

Clemson U. Parking and Transportation wins 'Spare the Air' award

Under the Commuter Choice initiative, Clemson has promoted the Tiger Transit system and introduced a CarShare program and preferred parking for low-emission and electric vehicles, as well as the new BikeShare program.

Rail| June 30, 2017

Report: Bombardier, Siemens continue toward rail unit merge

The companies are reportedly making progress on one joint venture for their rolling stock operations, which would be controlled by Montreal-based Bombardier, and another for signaling, in which Siemens would have a majority

Management & Operations| June 30, 2017

Transdev North America names new CEO

The appointment of Yann Leriche includes contracts for bus, paratransit, streetcar, rail, and light-rail services in more than 200 cities and communities, encompassing a workforce of some 23,000.

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