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Antelope Valley Transit names Len Engel as its new executive director

Management & Operations| August 13, 2015

Engel has been actively overseeing the day-to-day operations at AVTA, and is looking forward to leading the organization as its new head. He is also scheduled to speak at BusCon’s "Feature Panel: Practical Experiences with Electric Buses" session in Indianapolis Sept. 28 to 30.

IMG names STARR Bus Charter & Tours Operator of the Year

Motorcoach| August 13, 2015

Each year, IMG shareholders recognize one of their own for this honor, based on a criterion of operational excellence, safety performance, best practices, community and motorcoach industry involvement, and engagement within the International Motorcoach Group.

Security and Safety | August 13, 2015

D.C. Metro to test use of video screens showing surveillance cameras

The move is part of a multi-layered response that also includes enhanced fare enforcement by plain clothes and uniformed transit police officers, outreach campaigns, the installation of plexiglass dividers to protect bus operators, and enhanced penalties for those found guilty of assault.

Bus| August 13, 2015

Chicago to buy 125 new buses per Mayor's 'modernization' plan

The new bus order is part of a contract CTA awarded to Nova Bus in January 2013. The new buses will replace the oldest vehicles in the fleet – the Nova 6400-series buses, which were purchased between 2000-2002.

Government Issues| August 13, 2015

Finland introduces multi-city transit fare card

Even before reaching its full extent, the single payment card pieces together an urban transit zone that contains more than 700,000 people, a substantial number in a country of less than 5.5 million inhabitants, according to the report.

Management & Operations| August 13, 2015

CEO Allegra to retire after 37 years at UTA

Allegra played an integral role in developing UTA’s extensive rail system and oversaw the completion of the FrontLines 2015 project, which included construction four light rail lines and one commuter rail line.

Management & Operations| August 12, 2015

HART's Grabauskas added to UITP policy board

UITP is an international organization for public transportation authorities and operators, policy and decision makers, scientific institutes, businesses and suppliers. APTA has a long-standing partnership with the organization.

Security and Safety | August 12, 2015

San Francisco takes steps to increase cable car safety for operators

In the last four months, severe collisions resulted in two operators being hospitalized due to their injuries. The new efforts are a result of discussions with Mayor Lee, the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, SFPD and SFMTA to bring additional awareness and e

Rail| August 12, 2015

KC Streetcar's vehicle delay causing 'critical' issue

Since the original target date in June was missed, the manufacturer has been charged $1,000 a day, with that total currently reaching more than $60,000. According to city officials, the delivery of the streetcars by September is necessary to meet its spring 2016 launch.

Rail| August 12, 2015

Cleveland RTA unveils new Little Italy-University Circle Station

The new $17.5 million Red Line station, which replaces an old and functionally obsolete facility, is RTA’s first new Red Line station in 46 years.


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