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W. Virginia U.'s personal rapid transit system closes for summer

University| May 18, 2015

The university will continue to modernize the system through a variety of system upgrades and maintenance activities, such as the installation of the new train control infrastructure and the replacement of select electrical gear. The system will re-open in August.

U. of Arkansas transit system to run Saturdays

University| May 18, 2015

The expanded service is possible thanks to an additional $55,000 in funding from the city of Fayetteville this year.

University| May 18, 2015

University student creates new tool for visualizing transit

Transit Visualization Client, or TRAVIC, takes public data from 249 transportation networks, across five continents, and puts them onto one, animated map.

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

Students in Calif. coach accident were not given safety instructions

NTSB investigators questioned every student and were told that neither of the bus drivers on the trip told them about emergency exit windows or showed them a safety video, per the bus company’s policy.

Rail| May 15, 2015

Virginia Railway, GlobeSherpa rolling out new mobile app

The app, developed by GlobeSherpa, has an animated screen, with an image of the Washington, D.C., skyline and a constantly moving VRE train. The moving image serves as a security measure to keep hackers from using screen shots to mimic the app.

Bus| May 15, 2015

DC Circulator set to intro new diesel-electric buses

In addition to being more energy efficient, the new buses will have better air conditioning and USB ports for riders to charge their phones.

Management & Operations| May 15, 2015

Audit finds NYC subway cleanliness 'woefully inadequate'

The vast majority of New York City’s underground subway tracks — filled with rats and vermin, dirt, garbage and other debris — are cleaned sporadically, and stations with peeling paint that desperately need attention are ignored, according to a new audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

Security and Safety | May 15, 2015

Amtrak train sped up for about a minute before the crash, NTSB says

There was no explanation for that acceleration, the NTSB said, but the train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian has agreed to be interviewed by federal investigators, the Post reported.

Rail| May 14, 2015

New Balance building own commuter rail station in Boston

The company is paying to build the station, which will cost between $14 million and $16 million, as well as for maintenance costs for at least the first decade after the station opens.

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