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Valley Metro's Banta announces resignation

Management & Operations| November 25, 2015

Has been with the agency since 2010 and oversaw its transition from a construction agency to an operating agency. He plans to work with the board to find his replacement.

Public transit users save $9,286, annually

Management & Operations| November 25, 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 Nov. 23 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

Management & Operations| November 25, 2015

After criticism, MBTA delays schedule changes

The schedules, which would have operated two fewer trains out of North Station per day, were criticized by some as cuts. The MBTA had said the changes would improve service and decrease delays.

Rail| November 25, 2015

Bombardier to supply 4 more trams to Australia

The order is valued at approximately $18 million and is an exercise of an option included in a contract signed in 2011.

Rail| November 25, 2015

Texas' DCTA receives grant for A-Train Rail Trail

Once complete, the Lewisville Hike and Bike trail will run from DCTA’s Hebron Station all the way to the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station. Construction on the last portion of the Lewisville Hike and Bike trail is expected to begin in early 2016.

Motorcoach| November 25, 2015

Shuttle bus drivers for Silicon Valley firms win pay raises, benefits

The median income for a high-skilled worker in Silicon Valley is $119,000 a year, compared to $27,000 for low-skilled workers, according to a report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional think tank.

Management & Operations| November 24, 2015

Amazon pulls controversial ads from NYC subways

The ads were for its new series, “The Man in the High Castle,” and featured wrapped New York subway seats with iconography from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Government Issues| November 24, 2015

President Obama signs transportation bill extension

The bill, passed last week by both the House and Senate, buys time for Congress to agree to a long-term deal.

Security and Safety | November 24, 2015

N.Y. MTA to add 46 police officers trained in counterterrorism

Officers will patrol major hubs, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North and Staten Island Railway. Hiring of the additional officers is expected to cost $3 million under the MTA's 2016 budget. MTA officials said police officers have been trained in countering active shooters.

Management & Operations| November 24, 2015

Chicago agencies release new Ventra mobile payment app

The app is the first of its kind to allow customers to pay for rides on all three transit systems — CTA, Metra and Pace — from their mobile devices, transforming the way people across Chicago take transit each day.

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