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D.C. Metro launches new 7000-series railcar fleet

Rail| April 14, 2015

The new cars will belong to a fleet of more than 500 new railcars, which are designed to provide a safer, more comfortable ride for millions of passengers and expand the Metrorail system’s capacity overall.

Dallas' modern streetcar system make its debut

Rail| April 14, 2015

The starter line traverses the Trinity River corridor, which separates southern Dallas from the city’s largest employment centers. Specifically, the project targets commuters in mixed-use districts adjacent to downtown and helps connect them to transportation choices available in the city center.

Accessibility| April 13, 2015

Wisconsin set to vote on transportation network company bill

The bill would create a new license for TNCs, including companies like Uber and Lyft, making it mandatory to pay a $5,000 fee, conduct background checks on drivers and maintain at least $1 million in liability insurance in order to operate in Wisconsin.

Accessibility| April 13, 2015

Champion Bus, Dallas Smith sign exclusive licensing agreement

Agreement covers use of Dallas Smith's existing and future commercial bus technologies as optional features on the Champion Bus LF Transport™ low-floor model. Dallas Smith’s existing patented technologies include the Equalizer Ramp® and the IntelliSYNC® electronically-controlled “smart” suspension system, with low-speed OverRise™ function.

Accessibility| April 13, 2015

Pa. transit agency to purchase 12 paratransit vehicles

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority's $600,000 state grant will be used to buy the seven-seat minibuses that can hold up to two wheelchairs. The vehicles will be given to private transportation companies that serve as contractors for the paratransit system.

Accessibility| April 13, 2015

Report finds N.Y. MTA paratransit taxi program scammed

The agency agreed to implement stronger anti-fraud controls recommended by the inspector general’s office. The report doesn’t identify who carried out the fraud or quantify the cost to the MTA.

Government Issues| April 10, 2015

Industry celebrates Stand Up 4 Transportation Day

With local events across the country, Stand Up for Transportation Day united the voices of hundreds of organizations, along with local, state and federal elected officials; business and transportation leaders; public transit advocates and transit riders, who called on Congress to take action and pass a long-term surface transportation bill before federal funding expires on May 31.

Motorcoach| April 10, 2015

Party Bus owner charged with manslaughter

Jon Reno St. James was immediately ordered into custody after the clerk read the jury's verdict. St. James faces up to four years in jail and is set to be sentenced May 29.

Motorcoach| April 10, 2015

San Francisco passes new tour bus law

The city’s Board of Supervisors unanimously gave preliminary approval to an ordinance requiring most tour bus operators to employ a second, non-driving guide to provide commentary. The new law follows the fatal collision in October in a crosswalk in front of San Francisco City Hall.

Motorcoach| April 10, 2015

CH Bus delivers TS 30 to Hawaii

The new 34-seat mini coaches feature designer upholstery, reclining chairs with adjustable footrests, and individual lighting and air conditioning controls. The large tinted windows with adjustable shades offer wide panoramic views, while an air ride suspension provides a smooth, comfortable ride.

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