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Mayor, transit officials discuss plans for Pope Francis visit to Philadelphia

Rail| June 17, 2015

With as many as two million people expected to hit the city during the event, Mayor Nutter said Philadelphians should be prepared to walk a few miles or more, since private vehicles will not be a viable option and public transportation routes and schedules will be altered for efficiency and capacity purposes.

UITP 2015 in Milan focused on 'smart' cities, technology

Management & Operations| June 17, 2015

Major event themes on the show floor included efficiency, with the bus industry working to improve fuel economy, in addition to the hybrid, CNG and all-electric buses on display. Safety and smart energy usage were a big focus in the rail industry, while a variety of IT companies presented their latest passenger information, ticketing and payment solutions.  

Rail| June 17, 2015

N.Y. MTA track worker hurt in third rail accident

Joe Williams, a 16-year transit veteran was blinded at first, and suffered third-degree burns on his right wrist, forearm and elbow from the high voltage.

Rail| June 17, 2015

FTA finds serious safety lapses at WMATA, implements NTSB recs

In key areas, WMATA is not effectively balancing safety-critical operations and maintenance activities with the demand for passenger service, according to the FTA.

Security and Safety | June 16, 2015

OLI awards $205K for rail safety public awareness campaigns in 13 states

State programs will use the grants for a variety of efforts, including “See Tracks? Think Train!” PSA placements in movie theaters, on television, radio and billboards; digital media outreach; and conducting community events and rail safety enforcement blitzes.

Management & Operations| June 16, 2015

ABC names eastern region transit bus, service sales specialist

Joe Lunny brings more than 25 years of bus sales and management experience, most of that time serving the transit bus industry along the East Coast. Prior to joining ABC, he served as southeast regional sales manager at New Flyer Industries.

Bus| June 16, 2015

Coast RTA to purchase vehicles from DART

In reviewing the vehicles, the 2003 NABI buses average 329,000 miles; however, they all have received mid-life engine overhauls, which average less than 85,000 miles.

University| June 16, 2015

Lextran, U. of Ky. reach U-Pass agreement

The program includes all Lextran routes, both on- and off- campus, allowing UK students, faculty and staff to travel to from, and around campus while also accessing the city.

Sustainability| June 16, 2015

XL Hybrids expands product line with GM Cutaway/Cab Chassis

The new product would allow universities, transit agencies and for-hire transportation companies that use small shuttle buses to easily cut fuel costs while supporting sustainability efforts.

Bus| June 16, 2015

Woman claims she was on Chicago bus involved in fatal crash

Agency claimed the bus was empty, however, the woman’s lawyer said there is no doubt she was on the bus, based in part on her Ventra card data and a news photo that shows her at the scene.

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