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GPS paying off in Edmonton during snow storms, emergencies

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

Staff in the main control room can now see exactly how many passengers have boarded a specific bus, can take over on-board cameras in an emergency and can redirect empty buses to fill service gaps when buses are running behind.

Cradlepoint acquires Pertino

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

The move enables the company to leverage Pertino’s cloud platform and deep technical expertise to bring the benefits of SDN to 4G LTE, broadband and MPLS wide-area networks for SMB, enterprise, government and carrier organizations.

Management & Operations| December 16, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: The challenge of a new taxi business models - A London perspective

A number of years ago, there was some stirring of change via the rise of mobile (cell) phones and changes in customer views of the availability of choice and information. Then, Uber began to definitively arrive on the scene.

Security and Safety | December 16, 2015

FTA adds 217 unresolved issues for D.C. Metro to address

The unresolved safety findings cover nearly every aspect of Metro’s rail operations: maintenance, training, derailments, emergency egress, evacuations, fires, red signal violations and workplace issues.

Security and Safety | December 16, 2015

Minn. Metro Transit reviewing light rail safety procedures

The review comes after four people were struck by light rail trains in less than a week. Two of them died of their injuries after being hit by trains on the Green Line in St. Paul and Blue Line in Minneapolis.

Rail| December 16, 2015

Metro-North replaces nearly 100K rail ties during track renewal work

Since May 2013, Metro-North workers have replaced 97,961 ties, laid 16.5 miles of continuous welded rails, rebuilt 88 switches, renewed and/or upgraded 32 railroad crossings, and performed 2,905 welds on joints that connect stretches of track with one another.

Rail| December 16, 2015

Wabtec signs $45M contract to equip Metra with positive train control

Wabtec will provide Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS®) equipment, including kits and replacement components.

Bus| December 15, 2015

Uber piloting 'bus-like' commuter service

Users will be paired with a driver and other commuters going in the same direction, and then be directed to a pick-up location.

Management & Operations| December 15, 2015

Justin Vonashek named Metro-North's new safety officer

The position will oversee all efforts to ensure the safety of its customers and employees as the railroad continues to improve work practices and invest in new technology and equipment.

Rail| December 15, 2015

Calif.'s Metrolink, FTA celebrate commuter rail extension

The 91/Perris Valley Line, constructed by the Riverside County Transportation Commission, will serve the communities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris in a regional effort to improve connections for commuters traveling from east and south of downtown Riverside.

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