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Milwaukee County launches online capabilities for smart card system

Management & Operations| August 6, 2015

Upgrades allow riders to check their balance, add money (passes or stored cash value) or even order a new card, all from a computer or smartphone.

Detroit's M-1 streetcar launch delayed until spring '17

Rail| August 6, 2015

Updated federal safety regulations is the main culprit for the delay, in addition to weather and the timetable for delivery of M-1's streetcars.

Management & Operations| August 6, 2015

USSC enters partnership with investment firm

The partnership with Dubin Clark & Co. will allow USSC to continue its strong growth both organically and through purposefully aligned acquisitions.

Accessibility| August 6, 2015

CCW installs Q'Straint's Q'Pod system on Utah buses

The project consisted of removing four seats and installing two Q’Pod stations per bus. Q’Pods are known for being ADA compliant and their stability to reduce the risk of wheelchair tip-overs.

Management & Operations| August 6, 2015

Trash can free rail station pilot yields positive results in N.Y.

The pilot stations have seen a reduction in trash volumes, rodent activity, as well as several other benefits. While the number of track fires at the pilot stations have remained neutral, the rate of track fires at the pilot stations is currently lower than the rate at stations with trash cans.  

Government Issues| August 6, 2015

Rio's public transport transformation may be biggest legacy of Olympics

The biggest changes in the city's public transportation will include three bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, destruction of the Perimetral highway and the introduction of a light rail tram system.

Government Issues| August 5, 2015

As transportation bill stalls, so does proposed Amtrak liability increase

The six-year transportation-funding bill, which was approved last week by the Senate, would have lifted a cap on Amtrak's liability in accident lawsuits to $295 million. The House insisted on a short-term extension of the current bill, rather than take up the long-term solution.

Security and Safety | August 5, 2015

SEPTA to equip transit police officers with body cameras

The transit authority will spend nearly $300,000 on the cameras for the more than 270 officers who are expected to have them by the end of year.

Management & Operations| August 5, 2015

Despite 10% pay increase NJ Transit labor proposal hits snag

The agency’s latest offer was made to an emergency board that was appointed by President Obama to avoid a transit strike. NJ Transit’s rail employees have worked more than four years without a new contract. A strike could start as early as July 16, 2016.

Rail| August 5, 2015

London Underground signaling, control contract awarded to Thales

Main benefits will be delivered by 2022, when the frequency of trains running during peak periods will increase to 32 trains per hour in central London — a train every two minutes — with frequency increases at other times as well.

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