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FMCSA establishes national training standards for new bus drivers

Motorcoach| December 9, 2016

The entry-level driver training Final Rule retains many of the consensus recommendations of a negotiated rulemaking committee comprised of 25 stakeholders and FMCSA representatives.

Europe's largest electric public bus fleet to deploy in Dutch cities

Sustainability| December 8, 2016

All 43 public articulated buses in the Dutch cities of Eindhoven and Helmond will be electrically powered, starting the Dec. 11, 2016.

Security and Safety | December 8, 2016

NJ Transit using explosive screening device at random stations

Known as a passive threat analysis system, the equipment monitors riders by measuring body density as they pass by, but doesn't require them to stop and empty their pockets to be checked.

Management & Operations| December 8, 2016

King County Metro launches mobile ticketing app

The Transit GO Ticket app pilot project was created under contract by Bytemark, which has similar systems in use in Austin, Texas; Massachusetts DOT; and Atlanta.

Management & Operations| December 8, 2016

L.A. approves selling naming rights to lines, stations

A marketing company could be hired by early next year to entertain offers and assign prices for naming rights of hundreds of Metro assets, the report said.

Sustainability| December 8, 2016

San Diego MTS deploys propane buses

The minibuses are built on the Ford F-550 chassis and the paratransit buses are built on the Ford E-450 chassis. Each model features a Ford 6.8L V10 engine with a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system.

Bus| December 8, 2016

S.F. exercises option for 167 more New Flyer Xcelsior buses

Valued at nearly $153 million, it includes orders for 98 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses and 69 (138 EU) 60-foot diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Sustainability| December 8, 2016

Calif. agency gets grant for GreenPower electric buses, charging tech.

CARB’s award to the City of Porterville was one of only nine awards from the highly competitive Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Program.

Rail| December 7, 2016

NJ TRANSIT hearing focuses on PTC

Some lawmakers expressed concern as to whether NJ Transit would be able to implement positive train control by the federally mandated deadline of Dec. 31, 2018.

Rail| December 7, 2016

Alstom to supply 14 metro cars to RATP, STIF

Due to circulate on line 4, the MP14 trains will help to increase the capacity and quality of transport on the line, with a targeted global service equivalent to that of line 1.

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