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D.C.'s American University first to pilot unlimited bus and rail UPass

University| July 11, 2016

While the new program will generate about $2.7 million for the current fiscal year, at about $1 a day for each student during the semester, the U•Pass offers an affordable transportation option for students to travel throughout the region for classes, internships, jobs and other activities.

1 DART police officer killed, 3 injured during Dallas attack

Security and Safety | July 8, 2016

Brent Thompson joined the department in 2009 and is the first officer in the 27-year history of the department to be killed in the line of duty.

Motorcoach| July 8, 2016

FMCSA proposes motorcoach crash preventability program

The agency proposes to accept requests for data reviews that seek to establish the non-preventability of certain crashes through its national data correction system known as DataQs.

Bus| July 7, 2016

Fla. bus crash kills 5, injures 25

The bus from Georgia was carrying roughly 34 adults and children when it ran a flashing red light before hitting the tractor trailer, then spun around and hit the semi again. The driver of the truck died as a result of his injuries.

Bus| July 7, 2016

SEPTA to install Protran's Safe Turn Alert on entire bus fleet

The system incorporates an audible warning message as well as flashing LED strobe lights on the bus that are automatically activated by the operator’s turn signal and by proximity sensors adjacent to the vehicle’s steering gear.

Management & Operations| July 7, 2016

MARTA adds bicycle repair kiosks, racks at stations

The sturdy repair kiosks manufactured by Dero are another way MARTA connects with its customers. The first kiosk installation took place in August of 2015 at Lindbergh Center Station.

Management & Operations| July 7, 2016

San Diego MTS, Uber partner to increase access to transit

The move is in time for San Diego’s two world-class events in July – the MLB All-Star Game and Comic-Con International. Both events will attract hundreds of thousands of people and many will ride MTS services to avoid traffic and parking hassles downtown.

Bus| July 7, 2016

LA DOT add 9 more MCI CNG Commuter Coaches

The new coaches come equipped with a Cummins ISX-G CNG engine and meet standards under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California’s Air Resource Board, which have led to advances in lowering emissions.

Rail| July 6, 2016

Hyperloop trip would link Helsinki to Stockholm in under 30 minutes

A study of a full-scale system connecting the two capitals would save three hours compared to flying or an overnight ferry. The value of time saved by the network is estimated to be $355 million per year.

Management & Operations| July 6, 2016

Real estate sites now ranking cities based on auto-free living

Trulia just launched its latest addition to its rental listings toolkit, a filter that allows consumers to search based on proximity to subways or major commuter train lines. It also recently ranked the top 10 cities based on transit commutes, with Portland, Ore., topping the list.

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