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D.C. Metro expands Close Call Reporting to bus operations

Security and Safety | December 18, 2015

The program will allow bus employees, including those represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 922 to report safety concerns that otherwise might go unreported without fear of possible discipline.

MBTA fires operator of driverless train

Management & Operations| December 18, 2015

Officials had previously said the operator got off the train to put it into “bypass mode” after receiving permission to override a signal problem.

Rail| December 18, 2015

Bombardier-Alstom consortium to supply double-deck cars to Belgium

The total order to supply of to 1,362 M7 cars is valued at $3.6 billion. Bombardier's part is worth around $2.3 billion, while Alstom's share is worth $1.3 billion.

Security and Safety | December 18, 2015

Houston Metro campaign to fight back against bus operator assaults

The campaign, including signs and posters that say “Respect is Mutual,” follows a 73% increase in assaults on operators this year compared to 2014.

Rail| December 17, 2015

Alstom unveils train design for Italian high-speed rail network

This new train, an evolution of the former Pendolino high speed train, can reach a maximum speed of 155 mph. Measuring 614 feet long, the train will be composed of 7 cars accommodating around 480 passengers.

Security and Safety | December 17, 2015

Ohio bus driver robbed, assaulted

Surveillance video obtained by the station shows the suspect snatching the unidentified driver’s purse while exiting the bus. The video later shows the suspect dragging the driver off the bus while she clings to her purse.

Bus| December 17, 2015

REV Group announces new logo, website for Goshen Coach

New logo, which is reflective of changes to manufacturing process and the quality of buses, embodies the stronger image and performance the company aims to achieve in the marketplace, accordind to officials.

Motorcoach| December 17, 2015

Indian Trails, Michigan Flyer introduce free bus-tracking app

RideHop enables passengers to track — in real time — the progress of their scheduled motorcoaches along the routes to their bus stops. The app, which is available for Apple or Android smartphones, updates tracking data every three seconds, so that users can actually see the buses moving in real time.

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

Public transportation users save $9,247, annually

APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

GPS paying off in Edmonton during snow storms, emergencies

Staff in the main control room can now see exactly how many passengers have boarded a specific bus, can take over on-board cameras in an emergency and can redirect empty buses to fill service gaps when buses are running behind.

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