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Marin Transit to add 2 BYD electric buses

Sustainability| November 29, 2016

The $1.6 million pilot project will evaluate the performance, reliability, cost, and sustainability of the buses on various routes throughout Marin County.

Chicago Transit's board approves $75M investment for Red Line extension

Rail| November 29, 2016

The investment will allow CTA to continue to move forward with preliminary engineering and analysis necessary to finalize the project alignment and to complete a final environmental impact statement.

Government Issues| November 29, 2016

Elaine L. Chao top pick for Secretary of Transportation

As Secretary of Labor, she was the only official in Bush’s cabinet to serve with him for all eight years.

Management & Operations| November 29, 2016

Report: Public transit, cities should learn from San Francisco Muni hack

WIRED said American public transit systems, which make daily life possible for millions, are an easy target, since many are aging and underfunded, with barely enough money to keep the trains running, let alone invest in IT security upgrades.

Management & Operations| November 29, 2016

Ill. agency reduces night service to deal with lack of state funding

The roughly $180,000 in cost savings from the night service reductions for the Springfield Mass Transit District are less than one third of what is already being done while SMTD awaits delayed payments and a clearer budget picture from the state.

Bus| November 29, 2016

TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

Rail| November 29, 2016

Bombardier to build 40 OMNEO trains for Normandy, France

The order is part of the 2010 contract with SNCF that will provide up to 860 double-deck trains the the French Regions.

Motorcoach| November 29, 2016

IMG announces contribution to SYTA on Give Back Tuesday

The International Motorcoach Group has announced a five-year commitment to the SYTA Youth Foundation.

Management & Operations| November 28, 2016

U. of Minn. study finds transit does not improve health

Previous studies have found that citizens in areas with more transit options have a lower BMI because transit use also includes walking and biking, however, using BMI for that conclusion doesn’t account for commuters who may eat fast food every day or substitute buses and trains for walking from place to place.

Management & Operations| November 28, 2016

San Francisco's Muni hacked in 'ransomware' attack

Meanwhile, a person who may have spread the malware that disabled Muni computers said they want $73,000 as ransom in exchange for captured transit agency data.

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