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World’s largest metro regions serve only half their populations (at best) with mass transit

Government Issues| October 13, 2016

The rapid transit systems of Seoul and Beijing, the two largest cities in the survey, served the most people by far. Almost 11 million people live within 1 km (.62 miles) of each system.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Bus| October 12, 2016

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Rail| October 12, 2016

Alstom-led consortium to build Dubai metro line extension

The total value of the 3.1-mile-long line, also called Route 2020, is $2.8 billion.

Rail| October 12, 2016

Mammoth-sized track construction machine used for Conn. line unveiled

The 250-ton machine can assemble up to 1,000 feet of track per hour (500 ties) in ideal conditions, at over one mile of track per day.

Rail| October 12, 2016

Amtrak upgrades Penn Station NY with new passenger info displays

The new PIDS communicates train status, origin and destination stations, boarding gate and other information and features bright, new LCD displays which are easier to read and synchronize audio and visual messaging in the station.

Rail| October 12, 2016

DTE Energy to power Detroit's streetcar

The QLINE — a 3.3-mile modern street car line on Woodward Avenue in Detroit will be powered by four new traction power substations.

Management & Operations| October 12, 2016

New VP joins STV, Transportation & Infrastructure division

Paul McIlree, P.E., will oversee the firm’s business plan for design-build and public-private partnership initiatives.

Security and Safety | October 11, 2016

Video of clown riding on back of Detroit bus under police investigation

With bright, bushy orange hair, a red nose and what appears to be a white lab coat, the clown can be seen gripping onto the rear of bus as it drives down a street.

Management & Operations| October 11, 2016

Senator calls for NJ Transit, Metro-North to improve communication during emergencies

Sen. Charles Schumer said that, while both railroads are making long-term plans to improve safety on the rails, there are short-term communications issues that can and must be dealt with on the heels of the NJT train crash in Hoboken just last week, which injured more than 100 and killed one person.

Bus| October 11, 2016

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

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