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NJ TRANSIT rushing to meet PTC deadline

Security and Safety | November 11, 2016

In a presentation given to State Transportation Commissioner Richard Hammer, the agency gave a March 2017 date for the expected arrival of two PTC simulators for employee training and accelerated installation of PTC equipment in rail vehicles to start.

Ballot measure defeat sends Mich. RTA officials back to drawing board

Government Issues| November 10, 2016

The 20-year, 1.2-mill property tax would have raised $4.6 billion for mass transit in Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, and Oakland counties.

Bus| November 10, 2016

Group trying to halt Utah BRT project files petition in court

The petitioners believe Provo and Orem officials violated the Utah Constitution by refusing to accept their referendum petition.

Management & Operations| November 10, 2016

Uber, Lyft now able to operate in Tampa, Fla.'s Hillsborough County

The agreement means Uber and Lyft drivers will not be required to undergo the FBI fingerprint-based background check that the PTC wanted.

Bus| November 10, 2016

NJ TRANSIT names new VP/GM, Bus Operations

Michael P. Kilcoyne has more than 30 years of transit industry experience, with an extensive background encompassing all aspects of bus operations, customer service, project management, and emergency response.

Management & Operations| November 10, 2016

Transdev names new VP, Transit Division, for Southwest Region

In her new role, Katrina Heineking will be responsible for overseeing some of the company’s larger contracts, including operations and maintenance contracts for Foothill Transit, San Diego MTS, and Valley Metro.

Sustainability| November 10, 2016

New Flyer's 60-foot electric bus to be first to undergo Altoona Testing

The innovative XE60 battery-electric bus, and its sister XHE60 hydrogen fuel-cell bus, are both powered by Siemens electric motors with rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology manufactured in Michigan.

Rail| November 9, 2016

Alstom secures French contract to supply 23 tramsets

The trams will run on all three of the new lines, replacing the existing trams in reserved lanes.

Rail| November 9, 2016

Cincinnati Bell Connector GM John Lee retires

Transdev veteran Mark Young will serve as interim GM until a new manager is hired.

Rail| November 9, 2016

Fast-tracked Miami streetcar system hits snag over price

Earlier this year, the city’s elected officials urged administrators to pursue an unprecedented bidding process that could result in a more expensive project because they decided not to have bidders compete on price.

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