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GO Transit tells customers to brace for more rail service disruptions

Rail| July 26, 2016

Late last month, the agency changed the schedules for its Lakeshore West and East lines in preparation for the next phase of construction at Union Station. Since then, passengers have been complaining of delays, crowding and overheated cars.

CHK Connectpoint unit launches real-time data dashboard

Management & Operations| July 26, 2016

Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Transportation Authority (VTA) is the first transit agency to utilize the new Connectpoint Dashboard, installed at the reception area of their headquarters for staff and visitors.

Sustainability| July 26, 2016

Santa Clara VTA, Miami among 20 FTA Low-No grant recipients

The selected projects represent strategic investments to help reduce air pollution, train employees in maintaining new technology buses, and connect people to jobs and services through efficient bus transit networks.

Sustainability| July 26, 2016

Delaware Transit Corp. awarded $2 million for electric buses

These zero-emission buses, to be manufactured by Proterra, will be placed into DART’s public transit service in the state’s capital, Dover, and surrounding Kent County in early 2018.

Government Issues| July 26, 2016

FTA issues transit asset management final rule

Lays out a strategic approach to maintain and improve capital assets, based on careful planning and improved decision-making, such as reviewing inventories and setting performance targets and budgets to achieve state of good repair goals.

Accessibility| July 25, 2016

Program helps families talk driving with seniors, suggest alternatives

The American Occupational Therapy Association’s plan helps families identify signs that older drivers may become unsafe and makes suggestions to help seniors maintain mobility, such as using paratransit services and reduced transit fare programs.

Sustainability| July 25, 2016

APTA recognizes TheRide, Calif.'s VTA for sustainability accomplishments

First started in 2009, 133 public transit agencies and businesses have signed on to the APTA Sustainability Commitment. Currently, 38 signatories have received recognition.

Rail| July 25, 2016

Honolulu gets extension from Feds to fix rail plan

The city's mayor had wanted a June 2017 deadline, after the upcoming election and legislative session. He has also suggested shortening the route to stay within budget. 

Management & Operations| July 25, 2016

Final 2 rail unions sign contracts, avoid NJ Transit strike

Nine other rail unions signed contracts after a tentative agreement was reached in March, about a day before a strike deadline.

Sustainability| July 25, 2016

U.S. transportation sector increases carbon footprint, study says

Industry, still the nation's largest emitter, accounts for about 29% of all emissions — down from nearly 36% in 1990. However, transportation — the country's second-largest contributor to greenhouse emissions — has increased its share from 24% in 1990 to 27% in 2014.

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