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APTA: Public Transit users save $9,316 annually

Government Issues| April 2, 2015

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the March 30, 2015 average national gas price of $2.42 per gallon- reported by AAA — and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

Jacksonville Transit, Clean Energy break ground on CNG station

Sustainability| April 2, 2015

Over the next five years, JTA will replace 100 diesel buses with CNG buses. Many of the buses will support JTA’s 55-mile First Coast Flyer bus rapid transit system.

Management & Operations| April 1, 2015

Think tank calls for integrated Bay Area transit system

“Seamless Transit,” a report from the regional urban think tank SPUR, found the Bay Area’s tangle of public transportation operators is proving to be an obstacle to getting more people to take or try transit.

Security and Safety | April 1, 2015

N.Y. MTA steps up rail crossing enforcement

In the aftermath of the horrific February collision in Valhalla that killed six people, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority police are cracking down on drivers who try to beat the gates at railroad crossings.

Rail| April 1, 2015

D.C. Metro to introduce new 7000-Series railcars in April

The introduction of the first new train will be the most significant milestone to date for a project that has spanned nearly five years from approval and funding, through design and engineering, to testing and certification.

Motorcoach| March 31, 2015

ABC names new southeastern account manager

Scott Evans will be partnering with Ryhan Cornell and Claude Payne to work with customers in Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

Sustainability| March 31, 2015

Bombardier wireless electric bus charging to power Berlin fleet

The PRIMOVE system charges the Berlin buses' batteries at 200 kW in the very few minutes of dwell time spent at the end stations. This allows the e-buses to serve the nearly four-mile-long bus line back and forth - without additional stops or battery changing for an entire day.

Rail| March 31, 2015

Alstom secures power supply contract for Kochi metro in India

This contract includes high voltage cabling from the state grid for the new 16-mile metro line. Alstom is the main supplier of Kochi metro after it has been awarded previous orders for 25 Metropolis trainsets, signalling, telecom and electrification. Commercial service is scheduled to begin in March 2016.

Rail| March 31, 2015

Bombardier signs maintenance contract for National Express Essex system

The contract, which is for a ten-year period with the option to extend another 5 years, covers maintenance and spare parts on 74 four-car Class 357 ELECTROSTAR trains and is valued at approximately $213 million.

Security and Safety | March 31, 2015

SEPTA helps bring 4-year old looking for slushy to safety

Surveillance video from the bus shows the little girl getting onto the bus and taking a seat. Within an hour, she was reunited with her shocked but thankful parents, who have since reconfigured their door locks.

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