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Shooting on Las Vegas bus kills 1, ends after 4-hour standoff

Security and Safety | March 27, 2017

A stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard from the Flamingo hotel south to Harmon Avenue was shut down and area hotels were not letting guests leave through front doors. The shooting prompted the Cosmopolitan to initially tell its guests to shelter in place.

UConn rolls out 10 New Flyer buses

University| March 27, 2017

Each bus seats 31 passengers, not including people who prefer to stand; has two positions for wheelchairs; and carry “Husky GO” designs on the exterior, introducing the new brand by which the bus service will be known.

Management & Operations| March 23, 2017

Profile: Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority

“On Friday, I go to bed, and the wind is about 110, 120 miles per hour — something that’s significant, but not something that’ll make you sit up straight in your chair,” recalls Kevin Coggin of the days before Hurricane Katrina.

Motorcoach| March 23, 2017

UMA celebrates FMCSA withdrawal of Safety Fitness Determination rule

Association not only filed vigorous comments with the agency against the "flawed proposal," but its lobbying efforts resulted in a provision being inserted in the FY 17 Department of Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development appropriations bill, prohibiting the proposal from being finalized.

Bus| March 23, 2017

N.Y. MTA rolls out new buses with Wi-Fi, USB ports in Queens, the Bronx

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo also unveiled a new design for the MTA’s Select Bus Service buses, which will also be equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity and USB ports. The first of a total of 43 new SBS buses have arrived in Queens and Bronx.

Rail| March 23, 2017

Poll finds Coloradans favor commuter rail over commuter bus

If passed, House Bill 17-1242 is projected to generate $700 million for new transportation infrastructure in Colorado.

Government Issues| March 23, 2017

Canada’s federal budget includes long-term transit commitment

The federal government will be working to sign bilateral agreements with provinces in the coming months regarding PTIF II ($20.1 billion). Provincial allocations will be based 70% on provincial ridership levels and 30% on provincial population.

Government Issues| March 22, 2017

Minn. legislators write letter asking feds to deny $900M in rail funding

Even though cities spanning the proposed 14-mile Southwest Corridor light rail line have signed off, the legislators opposing the project say there are too many legal and financial uncertainties, as well as ridership questions for it to move forward.

Management & Operations| March 22, 2017

Gov. Baker withdraws support of plan to cut MBTA weekend rail service

The proposal to cut the weekend service for a year, which had been heavily criticized, was among a number of options on the table as the public transit agency looks to close a $42 million budget gap.

Management & Operations| March 22, 2017

Troup promoted to HNTB’s Northeast Division rail market sector leader

He has significant experience managing high-density transit design, operations, maintenance and construction in heavily urbanized environments such as the Northeast corridor and the New York metropolitan region.  

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