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Siemens unveils new generation of controllers for rail applications

Rail| June 1, 2016

The new range includes the Siplus extreme Rail S7-1500 and S7-1200 Advanced, Basic and Distributed controllers with ET 200SP, as well as the Siplus HMI KP300 Basic rail panel for operator control and monitoring.

Scathing report triggers shake-up at Fla.'s Palm Tran

Management & Operations| May 31, 2016

During the past 14 months, as many as 46,000 inaccurate reports were made by Palm Tran Connection, a door-to-door service used by people with disabilities and the elderly, according to the Palm Beach County Office of Inspector General.

Management & Operations| May 31, 2016

Mich.'s RTA set to unveil 4-county transportation millage proposal

RTA CEO Michael Ford has said the tax likely would be about 1 to 1.2 mills, which would raise money to build bus rapid transit lines in four corridors, create the long-discussed commuter rail service and cover annual operating costs.

Rail| May 31, 2016

Alstom wins UK train maintenance contract

The works will take place at Alstom’s maintenance facilities in Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. Alstom will create 25 new permanent jobs across these three sites to deliver the project.

Motorcoach| May 31, 2016

IMG adds Oregon operator to network

The addition brings the IMG network to 56 companies and provides expanded coverage in Oregon, with Northwest Navigator having a significant presence in Portland and a second facility in Bend.

Government Issues| May 31, 2016

New FRA rules strengthens worker protections, expands drug testing

The expanded drug and alcohol rule fulfills a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Management & Operations| May 30, 2016

APTA: 60% of Americans will use public transit on their summer vacation

Continuing the trend in recent years, millennials and young adults aged 18 to 44 are the most likely (67%) to use public transit during their vacation to a major U.S. city this summer.

Management & Operations| May 30, 2016

Los Angeles DOT turns to Snapchat to market bus services

The agency created a geofilter allowing any user of Snapchat in the area to select the LADOT Transit filter showcasing LADOT Transit’s DASH and Commuter Express buses.

Government Issues| May 27, 2016

Helsinki integrates bike-share program with public transportation

The Helsinki metropolitan area public transportation system incorporates a subway, streetcars, commuter trains, buses, ferries and now bike share. All modes of public transportation are included in the regional Journey Planner, which finds the optimal route from point A to point B using all modes of transportation.

Sustainability| May 26, 2016

Chilean subway system to be first metro run on solar power

SunPower has signed a power purchase agreement for the supply of 300-gigawatt hours per year of clean solar energy to the subway system, which currently serves 2.2 million passengers per day.

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