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Congress passes $305B surface transportation bill

Government Issues| December 4, 2015

The FAST Act will now be sent to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the bill quickly.

Man struck, killed on Northeast Corridor creates morning delays

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Train #3817 left New York Penn Station with about 300 passengers at 6:35 a.m., heading to Trenton, when it hit the man, whose identity was not immediately known. NJ Transit trains ran up to 20 minutes late, with regular service restored by around 7:30 a.m., according to the agency’s Twitter feed.

Bus| December 3, 2015

Calif.'s Omnitrans adding 15 New Flyers featuring audible turn signals

The new buses have one rear-facing securement and one forward-facing securement. The rear-facing system gives passengers with wheelchairs more independence.

Government Issues| December 3, 2015

FTA initiative to help make Transit Oriented Development projects succesful

Has engaged Smart Growth America to run the technical assistance and provide a variety of planning and analysis tools.

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Union calls for improved Milwaukee County bus driver safety

A transit security report found that the number of assaults of drivers decreased 62% since 2010 due to the installation of protective shields on buses; however, union officials say many issues often go unreported.

Management & Operations| December 2, 2015

Rosen to advise WSP-PB's transportation clients on revenue systems

Follows a 30-year career with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, most recently serving as PATH’s manager of system technology and fare collection division.

Management & Operations| December 2, 2015

NJ Transit program seeks to deter homeless from waiting areas

The program, which started this summer and is still in the assessment stage, applies to seating at stations in Atlantic City, Hoboken, Newark and Secaucus.

Management & Operations| December 2, 2015

New York ranks best city for public transit in 2016

New York’s Transit Score ranking by Walk Score® increased 2.9 points to 84.1 from 81.2 in the last published ranking in 2014.

Government Issues| December 2, 2015

Congress to vote on 5-year transportation bill this week

The measure calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. It also reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank’s expired charter until 2019.

Rail| December 2, 2015

Alstom to supply traction system to Beijing Metro Line 6

Will provide the Optonix traction system specially designed and developed by Alstom for the Chinese market and already ordered by major Chinese cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, Xi’an and Chengdu.

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