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Ferrara named to NYCT interim president post

Management & Operations| August 11, 2015

Ferrara, the president of MTA Bridges and Tunnels, will serve in this position after NYCT President Carmen Bianco retires August 21 and will continue as interim president until a new permanent president is named.

Utah's FLEX bus service touted by FTA

Accessibility| August 10, 2015

FLEX follows a fixed route, but will deviate up to three-quarters of a mile to pick up a limited number of riders who phone and make an appointment. The routes serve both the general public and the disabled, but anyone can request a deviation.

Management & Operations| August 10, 2015

DoubleMap, LYNX partner to create 'Uber for Transit'

The partnership marks the first DoubleMap Client to combine both software concepts for DoubleMap, a fixed-route GPS bus tracking service, and an on demand ride hailing service built for public transit systems.

Management & Operations| August 10, 2015

Capital Metro's 30th touts service, development accomplishments

Linda Watson’s fifth year at the agency was also recognized and her outstanding contributions were commended by her peers. To date, Watson’s accomplishments include launching MetroRapid, Austin’s first BRT service, on time and under budget, with ridership already meeting or exceeding expectations.

Accessibility| August 10, 2015

Interactive mapping can aid mobility planning for people with disabilities

Because these maps are interactive, users can input information — say, where sidewalks end or do not exist, or whether a restaurant bathroom is truly accessible — the same way drivers upload traffic information to a navigation app like Waze

Sustainability| August 7, 2015

AC Transit fuel-cell bus exceeds 20K hour of service

By itself, the fuel-cell bus has removed 1,134,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere — equivalent to planting 13,189 trees or taking 108 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

Management & Operations| August 7, 2015

Calgary Transit apologizes for stranding passengers in hail storm

A police incident forced authorities to temporarily shut down the platform. The station offers little shelter and commuters were exposed to the heavy rain and dime-sized hail with no idea when the next train or bus would come.

Rail| August 7, 2015

Coveted SBB infrastructure award bestowed upon Daktronics

Daktronics partnered with Swiss travel and transport company, SBB to install 50 LED video displays – a total of 475 square metres – throughout 17 railway stations across Switzerland.

Bus| August 6, 2015

Allied Specialty Vehicles names Furman to VP sales post for ASV Bus

Shawn Furman has been named southeast regional VP of sales for ASV Bus. Furman will represent ASV’s commercial, transit and school bus brands and report to John Walsh, vice president of sales and marketing for ASV Bus.

Bus| August 6, 2015

What’s new this year at BusCon?

The extensive exhibitor list includes nearly 48 new companies that are involved with everything from bus parts and seating to software and alternative fuel solutions.

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