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Report: Fares exceed operating expenses at only 2% of U.S. transit systems

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

In general, average losses per trip are smaller for larger metro systems, while metro rail systems — including heavy rail, such as subways and elevated trains, and light rail, which operates at street level — all operate at a loss, according to the report.

Antelope Valley Transit completes digital sign installation

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

The digital signs are the latest component in the transit agency's Track-It Intelligent Transportation System, providing 24/7 access to current bus departure information for customers using their computer or smartphone via GPS.

Rail| June 9, 2015

President/CEO: M-1 expansion reliant on federal funds

In the works since 2008, the M-1 Rail was first envisioned as a nine-mile streetcar system stretching from near the Detroit River to 8 Mile Road. But in 2011 that plan was scrapped in favor of the 3.3-mile line, for fiscal reasons.

Security and Safety | June 9, 2015

NJ TRANSIT employees criticize safety team staffing

Rather than an analysis of statistics on quantifiable mishaps, such as accidents, fires or switch failures, a new report attempts to gauge NJ TRANSIT’s attitudes, policies and procedures through a combination of employee surveys and inspector observations in the field.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

Maryland Transit to enforce light rail fare payment

MTA Police, Fare Inspectors and Transit Ambassadors will be out in force on the Light Rail starting from the Hunt Valley Station when they will have a beefed up presence at the Camden Yard station beginning June 9.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

UITP reveals promising growth in 2025 objective

In a report presented at the plenary session of the World Congress, UITP research points to a general increase in public transport modal share thanks to efforts to boost supply, control private car use and increase urban density.

Motorcoach| June 9, 2015

Creditsafe integrates FMCSA data into its credit reports

Companies that do business with transportation carriers and shippers can now get important safety and credit information from Creditsafe on any motor carrier in the U.S. required to hold a registered Motor Carrier Number with the FMCSA.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

ETA Transit modernizes Wyo. fleet

Along with partners REI and Engraph Software, outfitted Cheyenne Transit Agnency's fleet of 19 vehicles with computer aided dispatch and automated vehicle location systems powered by ETA’s landmark SPOT™ technology.

Rail| June 8, 2015

Alstom launches Attractis and SRS at UITP World Congress

Able to carry from 4,000 to up to 14,000 passengers per hour and per direction, Attractis can be easily adjusted to the level of ridership. Meanwhile, SRS is a breakthrough ground-based power charging system for all types of tramways, including the non-Alstom built.

University| June 8, 2015

U. of Wash. bracing for bus system redesign, increased U-Pass fee

King County Metro is planning to delete some bus routes, while also increasing frequencies on others once the University Link Light Rail Extension opens in March 2016. 

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