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MBTA invites public to pick exterior designs for new subway cars

Rail| October 21, 2015

Three sets of exterior designs for each rapid transit line are available for viewing and voting on the MBTA website. Votes will be accepted for two weeks, through Tuesday, November 3rd.

Railroads warn of widespread shutdowns unless PTC deadline extended

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

The freight rail industry needs until the end of 2018 to install the necessary hardware and until the end of 2020 to have it fully tested and operational, said Ed Hamberger, president and CEO for the Association of American Railroads.

Management & Operations| October 20, 2015

NJ Transit vet named Conn. DOT's public transportation chief

In his nearly 17 years with NJ Transit, Richard W. Andreski has held positions of increasing responsibility, including chief of staff, rail operations, where he was responsible for negotiating new business agreements with Amtrak that will require greater transparency and accountability in railroad performance.

Rail| October 20, 2015

Chicago Transit completes first phase of 4G wireless project

Upon completion of the network upgrade, which is expected by the end of 2015, the city will be the largest city in North America to have a subway system with full 4G wireless coverage across its entire system of subway stations and tunnels.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Calif.'s new SMART commuter rail system will add police chief

Earlier this month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law SB 626 authored by Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, which established the top cop position, who will be responsible for the safety of passengers and the rail line itself, the Marin Independent Journal reported.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

REI enters European marketplace at BusWorld

Will debut the Digital Media Center; a luxury personal entertainment solution for the transportation industry. Powered by REI’s Digital Media Center, the system enables passengers to gain access to movies, television and custom programming via Wi-Fi from licensed studios.

Bus| October 20, 2015

'Zero fare' pilot boosts Mont. bus system ridership

Mountain Line administrators decided last winter to enact a "zero fare" demonstration project for the next three years, eliminating fares entirely in January.

Management & Operations| October 20, 2015

UTA board seeks to extend travel policy to itself

Last year, amid criticism over extensive executive travel, the transit agency began requiring employees to gain approval from the full UTA Board in a public meeting before any international trips.

Security and Safety | October 20, 2015

Fed oversight of D.C. Metro to include surprise inspections

The shift, which only applies to rail operations, is not expected to change the transit agency’s day-to-day operations and Metro’s current management team will remain in place, report said. 

Sustainability| October 19, 2015

CCW supplies rehab buses for City Utilities of Springfield

The buses are equipped with remanufactured engines and rebuilt transmissions as a cost effective method of quickly acquiring improved buses.

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