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Calif. autonomous vehicle program to solve first, last mile issues

Government Issues| April 11, 2016

The city envisions the autonomous vehicle shuttles to provide on-demand, point-to-point transportation within the city, with users requesting a ride using their smart phones, according to a city release.

U.S. DOT establishes group to analyze MCSAP fund allocation

Government Issues| April 11, 2016

In compliance with the FAST Act, the group will anaylze the way grant funds are distributed among states commercial motor vehicle safety programs.

Rail| April 11, 2016

Audit finds Honolulu rail project could face more cost overruns

City officials already predict that the $6.5 billion dollar rail project could run an additional $300 to $800 million over budget, however, the audit, which has not publicly released because it's in draft form, has found that HART’s financial plans are not reliable and project costs lack supporting documentation.

Management & Operations| April 11, 2016

N.Y. advocates want MetroCard discount for low income riders

A study from the Community Service Society, which supports the effort, estimated that it would cost the Metropolitan Transportation Authority $194 million a year if just 361,000 of the eligible New Yorkers make use of a half-cost MetroCard.

University| April 11, 2016

U of Mich. selected as site for 3rd Toyota autonomous vehicle research facility

Although the focus of each of the three strategically located facilities will be broad, each will feature a different core discipline. TRI-ANN will focus primarily on fully autonomous (chauffeured) driving.

Motorcoach| April 11, 2016

MCI forms design engineering field support team

The new team will support MCI Technical Solutions Managers to troubleshoot field issues and streamline solutions.

Accessibility| April 11, 2016

Md. MTA to purchase 147 new paratransit vehicles

The new vehicles will be distributed to the MTA’s three mobility vendors — First Transit, MV Transportation and TransDev — with all vehicles in service within the next three to four months.

Motorcoach| April 8, 2016

Trailways to form Trailways Business Council

Will begin with a pilot group of approximately 10 to 12 non-competing Trailways stockholders in good standing, selected because of commonalities in company size, region, markets served and other factors.

Management & Operations| April 8, 2016

San Francisco plan would charge 25-cent fee for paying with cash

The goal of the fee, which is also described as a discount for Clipper card users, is to persuade more riders to use Clipper or a Muni fare app, speeding boarding times and cutting costs.

Management & Operations| April 7, 2016

NJ TRANSIT board selects William Crosbie as new executive director

He will succeed Dennis J. Martin, who has served as the agency’s interim executive director since Dec. 2015. Martin will resume his previous position as VP/GM of NJ TRANSIT’s Bus Operations Division.

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