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Bombardier Joint Venture to Provide Propulsion, Control Equipment in China

Rail| September 9, 2015

This most recent contract is for Beijing Metro Line 16 and its scope includes engineering, manufacturing, testing, commissioning as well as the initial delivery of spare parts for traction converters.

Twitter leads to arrest of man on SEPTA train

Rail| September 8, 2015

The quick arrest was the result of SEPTA’s Police Chief Thomas Nestel’s frequent use of Twitter. Chief Nestel, who said that Twitter has become part of the police forces arsenal, was able to get basic information to officers who intercepted the train and the suspect within eight minutes.

Sustainability| September 8, 2015

BYD wins America's largest electric bus order

The contract allows for the Washington State DOT to purchase up to 800 heavy-duty buses from all different propulsion types that included 12 different categories for all-electric buses, in which BYD was the leader in 10 of those categories.

Security and Safety | September 8, 2015

Parsons wins Chicago Metra PTC contract

As prime contractor, Parsons will work with Metra to install an Interoperable Electronic Train Management System that will be interoperable with 12 railroads, integrating the complex system of locomotive‑mounted Global Positioning System devices, radios, trackside antennas and computers.

Rail| September 8, 2015

N.C.'s CATS adding $20M in projects to light rail extension

The $1.1 billion extension, which is under construction from uptown Charlotte to UNC Charlotte, is expected to open in the summer of 2017.

Motorcoach| September 8, 2015

2 die, 4 injured when car plows into tour bus

The crash occurred when an allegedly drunken driver in a speeding BMW slammed into the tour bus. The driver was injured and taken to a hospital. Las Vegas police said the BMW driver's friend called 911 to report the driver just left a bar and was drunk when he got into his car.

Management & Operations| September 8, 2015

MARTA pursuing Wi-Fi, cell connectivity in stations, tunnels

If all goes as planned, a six-month pilot project would start in January with three stations and inside a tunnel that connects them. All 38 stations would feature cellular connectivity and Wi-Fi access by July 2018.

Motorcoach| September 8, 2015

ABA announces Top U.S., Canadian events to visit on a motorcoach

The 2016 Virginia International Tattoo 20th Anniversary Celebration and Canada’s Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Québec Holy Door Selected as ABA’s Top Events

Management & Operations| September 8, 2015

Nearly half of striking Sun Tran drivers make top pay

The strike, now going into its second month, shows no signs of ending, with the Teamsters and Sun Tran management deadlocked over competing compensation proposals and driver-safety measures.

Bus| September 4, 2015

Allied Specialty Vehicles names new Goshen Coach VP/GM

Joey Belle has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations, including 22 years at E-One in supervisor and director positions and three years VP, operations, at Capacity Trucks where he played an integral role in the product development and launch of the company’s new Sabre terminal truck platform.

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