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APTA announces Rail Safety & Security Excellence Award winners

Rail| June 21, 2016

Awards, which were presented at the 2016 Rail Conference in Phoenix, recognizes rail systems in North America for their excellence in safety and security programs and operations.

SmartDrive issued new patent for rail triggering tech

Rail| June 21, 2016

The new capability uses sophisticated accelerometer-based technology and integrates with rail vehicle safety systems to detect high-risk maneuvers that fall outside normal operating parameters.

Motorcoach| June 21, 2016

ABC delivers Van Hool to Minn.'s Premier Transportation

The new CX45 is equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD13 engine paired with an Allison B500 G5 transmission.

University| June 20, 2016

U of Mich. study: Most Americans hesitant toward driverless vehicles

About 46% stated that they would prefer a vehicle with no self-driving capability, while nearly 39% said that they would prefer a partially self-driving vehicle and just under 16% said they would prefer a completely self-driving vehicle.

Accessibility| June 20, 2016

San Francisco board approves 'black boxes' for all city vehicles

The plan is intended to help prevent pedestrian deaths by reducing speeding and encouraging safe driving. Recently, a paratransit bus struck and killed an 86-year-old woman.

Security and Safety | June 20, 2016

LA Metro taps SmartDrive for video safety across bus, rail fleets

Following the extensive trial of the video safety solution, during which LA Metro noted improvements in rail safety, the agency issued a comprehensive RFP for its bus and rail lines.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2016

Chicago Transit to move forward with South Side transit investment

The new 95th Street Terminal is a $280 million project that will completely rebuild the Red Line South’s busiest station to create a safer, more-efficient environment for transit riders while creating a signature statement for the South Side.

Rail| June 20, 2016

Hybrid streetcars to be used on new Milwaukee system

The project's planners, HNTB, announced that the city changed its order for streetcars and will instead buy the hybrid variety that can operate on battery power where there is no overhead power.

Rail| June 20, 2016

Officials say TEX Rail on track for 2018 launch

The long-awaited commuter rail project would connect downtown Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and could begin construction in July.

Management & Operations| June 20, 2016

Md. MTA launches new Express BusLink service

It is the first new service as part of Gov. Larry Hogan's BaltimoreLink transportation improvement plan, which was announced in October 2015.

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