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MARTA pursuing Wi-Fi, cell connectivity in stations, tunnels

Management & Operations| September 8, 2015

If all goes as planned, a six-month pilot project would start in January with three stations and inside a tunnel that connects them. All 38 stations would feature cellular connectivity and Wi-Fi access by July 2018.

ABA announces Top U.S., Canadian events to visit on a motorcoach

Motorcoach| September 8, 2015

The 2016 Virginia International Tattoo 20th Anniversary Celebration and Canada’s Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Québec Holy Door Selected as ABA’s Top Events

Management & Operations| September 8, 2015

Nearly half of striking Sun Tran drivers make top pay

The strike, now going into its second month, shows no signs of ending, with the Teamsters and Sun Tran management deadlocked over competing compensation proposals and driver-safety measures.

Bus| September 4, 2015

Allied Specialty Vehicles names new Goshen Coach VP/GM

Joey Belle has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations, including 22 years at E-One in supervisor and director positions and three years VP, operations, at Capacity Trucks where he played an integral role in the product development and launch of the company’s new Sabre terminal truck platform.

Management & Operations| September 4, 2015

NYC Transit receives $57M to improve communications, subway stations

As part of the ongoing process to fix and fortify the system against future catastrophic weather events like Sandy, the agency plans to replace the current emergency booth communication system that provides emergency and security communications between train supervisors and personnel across the subway system.

Security and Safety | September 4, 2015

Metrolink evaluating railcar safety after February crash

The railcars have features designed to reduce deaths and injuries, such as energy-absorbing crush zones. Metrolink had said those features reduced the carnage in February when one of its trains struck a pickup truck that mistakenly drove onto the tracks near Oxnard. The crash killed the engineer and injured 27 passengers.

Sustainability| September 4, 2015

Electric car-sharing service launches in Indianapolis

This is the first-of-its-kind electric car sharing service in the U.S. by the Bolloré Group of France, which already operates car sharing services in several other cities, including the world’s largest EV sharing service: Autolib', in Paris.

Sustainability| September 3, 2015

New Flyer's XE40 electric bus passes Altoona Testing

With successful completion of the Altoona Test, New Flyer can provide operators with objective data indicating the XE40 battery-electric bus is built to rely on, day in and day out.

Rail| September 3, 2015

KC Streetcar, KCATA team for regional transit support, services

As part of this partnership, the KCATA will provide important services to KC Streetcar operations, including inclusion of KC Streetcar into KCATA regional radio operations, inclusion of KC Streetcar in KCATA’s Regional Call Center Passenger Information Hotline and federally-required ADA complementary paratransit service.

Bus| September 3, 2015

SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.

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