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FMCSA announces random controlled substances testing rate for 2017

Motorcoach| December 19, 2016

Regulations require that truck and bus companies that employ CDL drivers conduct random drug and alcohol tests upon these individuals at a nationally prescribed percentage, which is informed by the results of an annual survey.

Sound Transit approves 2017 service changes

Management & Operations| December 19, 2016

Improvements include two additional peak Sounder south line round trip trains and 15,000 additional annual platform hours for ST Express bus service to meet growing demand and deliver voter-approved projects.

Rail| December 16, 2016

Plans to improve Northeast Corridor service unveiled

Recommendation's include adding new tracks to increase the Northeast Corridor to four tracks in most locations, which would allow for more frequent and faster service.

Rail| December 16, 2016

TEX Rail, Feds reach $499M grant agreement for commuter rail line

The 26.8-mile commuter rail line will serve downtown Fort Worth, the City of Grapevine, and DFW Airport.

Management & Operations| December 15, 2016

TransLoc taps industry vet Kumar for sr. leadership post

Most recently, Kumar worked in Paris serving as the sr. VP at Transdev working on innovations such as driverless vehicles and other disruptive transportation technology.

Rail| December 15, 2016

Alstom, NTV unveil the first Pendolino Italo railcar

The trains, manufactured at Alstom's Savigliano, Italy-based production site, are scheduled to be delivered by December 2017 and slated to enter service March 2018.

Accessibility| December 15, 2016

Milwaukee transit sets paratransit record with 100K rides

The milestone comes on the heels of MCTS receiving national recognition for outstanding service to the ADA community.

Sustainability| December 15, 2016

OKC's EMBARK receives federal grant for CNG bus purchase

Six new buses will replace aging vehicles in the fleet. The buses will be similar to the six 40-foot CNG buses that rolled out on the street this fall.

Bus| December 15, 2016

Utah Transit to add 35 more 60-foot New Flyer Xcelsiors

The firm and option quantities for this award were mentioned in the company's 2016 third quarter results announced on Nov. 11, 2016 , and therefore, have already been accounted for in New Flyer's backlog.

Accessibility| December 15, 2016

Uber, taxicabs vying for New York MTA paratransit contracts

Several months ago, the state agency quietly began a “proof of concept” study in which Access-a-Ride users request a ride and the MTA dispatches one through an e-hail app such as Uber, Arro or Curb, the latter two used by cabs.

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