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A year in, Seattle's low income fare program a success

Management & Operations| March 9, 2016

More than 3.7 million trips were taken with ORCA LIFT cards on Metro buses and Sound Transit Link light rail during the program's first year, with more than 25,000 residents signing up for the program.

STV promotes electrical engineer Root to VP

Rail| March 9, 2016

Eric Root will be responsible for managing rail systems design component for the firm's various design-build contracts across the U.S. and Canada.

Rail| March 9, 2016

Major U.S. associations to have presence at Innotrans 2016

The event, held in Berlin Sept. 20 - 23, will present a concentrated display of the U.S.' economic strengths in the rail transport sector.

Rail| March 9, 2016

Rebuilding London’s rail terminals for the latest transport challenges

London is in the midst of a boom not seen since Victorian times. Both population and employment are rising fast. Former industrial areas are being reclaimed, while the urban area is constrained by an historic “green belt” put in place since the late 1940’s.

Bus| March 8, 2016

N.Y. MTA to add over 2,000 new buses over the next five years

The New Flyer buses will feature free WiFi, USB charging ports, and digital information screens and begin hitting New York streets next month.

Management & Operations| March 8, 2016

Transdev to take over operations of TAPS

On Monday, TAPS Board of Directors awarded a multi-million dollar, five-year contract to the international transit management company.

Rail| March 8, 2016

Calif. commuter train hits tree, plunges into creek

Of those transported to hospitals, four passengers suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and five suffered minor injuries, according to fire officials. There were cases of head trauma and back pain, among other complaints.

Security and Safety | March 8, 2016

Chicago's Metra expands Confidential Close Call Reporting System

Will now include unions that work in Metra’s mechanical, engineering and police departments. Metra is the first U.S. commuter railroad to have a Confidential Close Call Reporting System that includes every union involved in the railroad’s operations.

Management & Operations| March 8, 2016

INIT wins region-wide electronic fare management system contract

The contract between INIT and Fla.'s Regional Working Group, which consists of eight county transit agencies, will involve the deployment of an integrated fare system using account-based smart cards and mobile ticketing.

Management & Operations| March 8, 2016

D.C. Metro chief presents agenda for 'critical change at all levels'

Some of those actions are already underway — including increased police patrols, installing new radio systems and cell phone cabling in tunnels, changes to rail car parts inventory, and the accelerated delivery of 7000-series trains.

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