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71% of transit ballot measures passed

Government Issues| November 5, 2015

Six of the winning referendums will provide additional revenue to public transportation systems through a new sales tax in the following communities and counties: Fraser, Colo. (62%); Winter Park, Colo. (56%); Davis County, Utah (57%); Tooele County, Utah (51%), Weber County, Utah (57%); and Snohomish County, Wash. (51%).

D.C. Metro names Wiedefeld to GM/CEO position

Management & Operations| November 5, 2015

Formerly serving as CEO of the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, where he managed the operations of an airport that served a (then) record 22.7 million passengers in 2012.

Motorcoach| November 5, 2015

IMG adds Karst Stage to network

The Montana operator has facilities in Bozeman, Billings, Big Sky, and West Yellowstone. The addition brings the total in IMG's network to 55 companies.

Government Issues| November 5, 2015

Mich. Township voters approve transit funding measure

The 10-year, 0.3627-mill transit tax will fund transit services that are a part of TheRide’s Five-Year Transit Improvement Program. The tax will raise approximately $403,000 when first levied.

Motorcoach| November 5, 2015

Greyhound reinvents bus travel booking with redesigned website

New focuses on simplifying the booking experience, providing more information for customers and further demonstrating the brand's transformation.

Sustainability| November 5, 2015

WAVE secures funding for Wireless Power Transfer growth, development

Over the past 16 months, WAVE has deployed a number of projects including Utah Transit Authority’s full service 50kW system and Monterey Salinas Transit’s commercial service waterfront trolley.

Rail| November 5, 2015

Keolis, MBTA to combat winter with 47-piece snow-fighting arsenal

The purchase of $8.6 million in snow-fighting equipment by the agency, includes 10 snow fighters, six speed swings, six wheel loaders and 25 tractors.

Management & Operations| November 5, 2015

Fla.'s Palm Tran names Forbes as new executive director

Most recently, Clinton Forbes served as VP, operations, for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, overseeing 860 employees.

Rail| November 4, 2015

Oklahoma City seeks to change streetcar manufacturer

After signing a $23 million contract with Inekon Group a.s. to build five streetcars, the city is seeking to open negotiations with Brookville Equipment Corp., because Inekon did not meet its terms.

Security and Safety | November 4, 2015

MBTA to unveil winter plan, approves PTC contract

Earlier this year, Gov. Charlie Baker announced an $83 million plan to prevent the same problems the system experienced last winter. The T’s winter plan on the subway includes the installation of snow plows on Red and Orange Line trains and new third rail on the Red Line.

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