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Va.'s DASH set to honor 5 millionth rider

Management & Operations| September 3, 2015

As part of celebrating this milestone, DASH will be on the lookout for the five millionth rider who will be boarding one of the trolleys on Wednesday, Sept. 9, sometime between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Buffalo, N.Y.'s NFTA, Trillium team for CNG station

Sustainability| September 3, 2015

The agency has ordered 44 full-size, CNG-powered buses from Nova Bus. The first 20 are due later this year and will begin transporting passengers at that time, with the remaining units to follow in 2016. The new buses will replace the oldest diesel buses currently in use.

Management & Operations| September 3, 2015

NYC reaches deal with MTA bus drivers union on safety law

The law, passed last year as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero traffic safety plan, made failure to yield — which had been a traffic violation — a misdemeanor crime in some cases in which a driver injured or killed a pedestrian or cyclist who had the right of way.

Rail| September 3, 2015

Keolis to deploy more personnel on MBTA commuter rail trains

Fifty four newly recruited conductors and assistant conductors to assist with passenger safety and comfort, on-time performance and fare collection.

Sustainability| September 3, 2015

Proterra Catalyst bus travels 258 miles on single charge

The Catalyst’s range demonstration marks a significant step toward Proterra’s goal of providing a high-performance bus that can serve any typical transit route in the U.S. 

Rail| September 2, 2015

Atlanta Streetcar names new leadership

Keith Jones, formerly of URS Corp., will serve as interim executive director, while Ozell Hayes will serve as interim director for safety, security and training.

Rail| September 2, 2015

FRA finds Amtrak at fault for violating ADA passenger's rights

According to the agency, the train station lacks required public telephone technology for people who are deaf or hard of hearing; does not provide a visual information system for passengers waiting outside on platforms to update them about delays and schedule changes.

Rail| September 2, 2015

Valley Metro expands 'Safe Place' program at 4 new light rail stations

Valley Metro’s partnership with Safe Place began in 2013. Teens that are homeless, have left their homes because of abuse or neglect, or have been asked to leave by parents or guardians can seek help at any light rail station 24-hours a day.

Rail| September 2, 2015

Bombardier's joint venture to build 15 high speed trains for China

The contract for 15 eight-car CRH380D trainsets is valued at approximately 2.4 billion Chinese RMBs ($381 million U.S., 339 million euro).

Management & Operations| September 2, 2015

Metrolink hires FHWA CFO to become Deputy CEO

In 2008, Elissa Konove was selected as the chief financial officer for the FHWA where she was the senior executive responsible for Federal highway budget, financial, and acquisition matters.

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