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KCATA names new leadership, promises path toward regional transit system

Management & Operations| December 22, 2015

Steve Klika and Robbie Makinen will take in new leadership roles after Joe Reardon announced last week he was stepping aside as the KCATA’s president/CEO to lead the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce.

Amtrak PTC now operable between Philadelphia and New York

Security and Safety | December 22, 2015

Transportation experts have said the PTC braking system would have prevented the fatal Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia earlier this year. The system was also put into place between Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. the previous week.

Management & Operations| December 22, 2015

Minorities more likely to be cited by Metro Transit police for fare evasion, study says

Immediate actions being taken to address these disparities include, impartial policing classes, disabilities training, examining best practices and diversifying the police department.

Rail| December 22, 2015

Alstom to extend Line 1 of Panama Metro

Company will supply 70 additional metro cars and also update the existing signalling solution, power supply and increase the size of the depot.

Rail| December 22, 2015

Bombardier joint venture completes fleet deliveries for Shanghai Line 12 in China

The 25-mile underground Shanghai line 12 with 32 stations passes through the city center from the South-West to North-South direction in the Pudong New Area with up to 19 available interchanges for passengers covering eight districts of the city.

Rail| December 22, 2015

Bombardier to supply 47 additional Flexity trams to Berlin

This is an option order based on the framework agreement for a maximum of 206 vehicles signed in 2006. The order is valued at approximately $190 million.

University| December 21, 2015

U. Nebraska-Omaha expands Metro Transit ridership program

The expansion of UNO’s popular MavRide program will provide bus access to more than 15,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff.

University| December 21, 2015

Starkville-MSU transit named ‘System of the Year’

The state award cites the S.M.A.R.T. system for excellence and “for your efforts in working with local officials in removing isolation barriers to education, employment, medical and recreational services by providing safe, affordable and accessible mobility options for residents in your service area.”

Government Issues| December 21, 2015

Senate votes to make transit benefit receive permanent parity with parking benefit

Additionally, the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit is also renewed for two years (2015-2016) by the Senate.

Sustainability| December 21, 2015

D.C. Metro debuts CNG buses for the holidays

Placed in service the first five new 40-foot compressed natural gas buses under a large order of nearly 300 buses to replace Metro's oldest vehicles and improve customer convenience for the 450,000 riders who take Metrobus each weekday.

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