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Texas A&M working with EPA to optimize fleet performance

University| December 12, 2016

The research team will monitor the engine (speed, RPM, load, and other parameters) data along with GPS information in order to analyze the bus fleet drive cycles, and identify characteristics such as idle time and speed distribution.

5 cities selected to receive technical assistance for TOD projects

Management & Operations| December 12, 2016

The communities will receive in-depth, long-term technical assistance as they plan strategies for successful TOD, which has been shown to provide a boost to local economies.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2016

Las Vegas strip transit service losing ridership to Uber, Lyft

RTC has watched bus ridership gradually decline along the Strip ever since state regulators allowed Uber and Lyft to operate in September 2015.

Rail| December 12, 2016

CATS to spend $1.5M to study rail line to airport

Ten years ago, the agency had a general concept of building a streetcar along Wilkinson Boulevard toward the city's airport, but CATS CEO John Lewis wants a more detailed study to determine whether that’s the best option.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2016

China's Transit Elevated 'straddling bus' going bust

Though TEB inventor Song Youzhou has insisted the company is still operating normally, sources told China’s The Paper that a major TEB investor has now cut off further funds.

Accessibility| December 9, 2016

Lyft partners with online caregiver service to offer on-demand transport

The CareLinx app allows family members to communicate with their loved ones' caregivers to set Care Plans, including social outings and medical appointments.

Bus| December 9, 2016

STV unveils sustainably designed bus facility in Worcester, Mass.

The $84 million, 150,000-square-foot facility is situated on a new 11-acre site, and replaces Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s 1920s-era converted trolley bar.

Rail| December 9, 2016

Feds extend deadline for Honolulu rail recovery plan

In a letter, the FTA denied the City of Honolulu’s request to extend the deadline for the so-called recovery plan until the end of June.

Management & Operations| December 9, 2016

Driverless shuttle introduced at U. of Mich. specialized test site

A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the university's test site for connected and automated vehicles.

Rail| December 9, 2016

FTA releases WMATA traction power report, issues safety directive

The special directive is based on 22 findings from an FTA investigation report into the condition and safety performance of the Metrorail TPE system, which was also released on Friday.

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