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Strong local leadership key to successful transportation systems

Government Issues| March 28, 2017

A new handbook draws on examples from over thirty cities and outlines nearly two dozen policies and strategies that mayors and transportation agency leaders can use to improve urban transportation.

MBTA had nation’s highest bus maintenance costs in 2015, study finds

Management & Operations| March 28, 2017

The agency had the highest vehicle maintenance costs per hour of bus operations among the 25 largest U.S. public transit agencies in 2015.

Rail| March 28, 2017

Bombardier to deliver 27 light rail vehicles to Kuala Lumpur

The order from Prasarana Malaysia Berhad is valued at approximately $388 million, with Bombardier's share valued at approximately $266 million.

Government Issues| March 28, 2017

68% of Nashvillians back paying higher taxes for improved public transit

The numbers, outlined in a new Vanderbilt University poll, could help boost the cause of Middle Tennessee transit advocates who are seeking action from the state legislature to allow local governments to hold referendums on funding transit projects.

Bus| March 28, 2017

Vicinity buses to be manufactured in Atlanta

Alliance Bus Group, Grande West's exclusive U.S. distributor, will produce Buy America-compliant Vicinity buses for sale to U.S. transit authorities.

Sustainability| March 28, 2017

York Region Transit to take part in Canadian battery-electric bus demo

Will purchase six electric-powered heavy-duty transit buses from  New Flyer Industries and Nova Bus, with overhead-charging stations being designed and manufactured by Siemens and ABB Group.

Rail| March 27, 2017

L.A. Metro contracts with CCRC for subway cars

Company is committed to delivering the first pilot vehicle by the spring of 2020, and the entire base order of 64 subway cars by September 2021.

Bus| March 27, 2017

MARTA to add 10 Vicinity buses

The order from Grande West's exclusive U.S. distributor, Alliance Bus Group, makes the agency the first U.S. public transit system to add Vicinity buses.

Management & Operations| March 27, 2017

AC Transit launches Flex service pilot project

The pilot’s design employs smaller 12 seats buses (each fully-ADA compliant with Clipper Card readers and fare boxes) and offer riders the choice of which existing Line 275 bus stop they would like to begin and end their travel.

Motorcoach| March 27, 2017

UMA names interim President/CEO

Steve Klika is the former president of the International Motorcoach Group and has been active in recruiting new leadership for numerous motorcoach companies and trade associations in the U.S. and Canada.  

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