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Houston Metro campaign to fight back against bus operator assaults

Security and Safety | December 18, 2015

The campaign, including signs and posters that say “Respect is Mutual,” follows a 73% increase in assaults on operators this year compared to 2014.

Alstom unveils train design for Italian high-speed rail network

Rail| December 17, 2015

This new train, an evolution of the former Pendolino high speed train, can reach a maximum speed of 155 mph. Measuring 614 feet long, the train will be composed of 7 cars accommodating around 480 passengers.

Security and Safety | December 17, 2015

Ohio bus driver robbed, assaulted

Surveillance video obtained by the station shows the suspect snatching the unidentified driver’s purse while exiting the bus. The video later shows the suspect dragging the driver off the bus while she clings to her purse.

Bus| December 17, 2015

REV Group announces new logo, website for Goshen Coach

New logo, which is reflective of changes to manufacturing process and the quality of buses, embodies the stronger image and performance the company aims to achieve in the marketplace, accordind to officials.

Motorcoach| December 17, 2015

Indian Trails, Michigan Flyer introduce free bus-tracking app

RideHop enables passengers to track — in real time — the progress of their scheduled motorcoaches along the routes to their bus stops. The app, which is available for Apple or Android smartphones, updates tracking data every three seconds, so that users can actually see the buses moving in real time.

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

Public transportation users save $9,247, annually

APTA releases this monthly Transit Savings Report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

GPS paying off in Edmonton during snow storms, emergencies

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.

Management & Operations| December 17, 2015

Cradlepoint acquires Pertino

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.

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