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NJ Transit program seeks to deter homeless from waiting areas

Management & Operations| December 2, 2015

The program, which started this summer and is still in the assessment stage, applies to seating at stations in Atlantic City, Hoboken, Newark and Secaucus.

New York ranks best city for public transit in 2016

Management & Operations| December 2, 2015

New York’s Transit Score ranking by Walk Score® increased 2.9 points to 84.1 from 81.2 in the last published ranking in 2014.

Government Issues| December 2, 2015

Congress to vote on 5-year transportation bill this week

The measure calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. It also reauthorizes the controversial Export-Import Bank’s expired charter until 2019.

Rail| December 2, 2015

Alstom to supply traction system to Beijing Metro Line 6

Will provide the Optonix traction system specially designed and developed by Alstom for the Chinese market and already ordered by major Chinese cities including Shanghai, Nanjing, Qingdao, Xi’an and Chengdu.

Rail| December 2, 2015

Tampa, Fla. to spend $1.2M to study streetcar as commuter option

Three firms — HDR Engineering, AECOM Technical Services and Jacobs Engineering — have been shortlisted for the contract. City leaders have identified the project as a critical part of revitalizing downtown Tampa and catering to millennials who want alternatives to the automobile.

Rail| December 2, 2015

Amtrak to be required to allow pets on trains

According to the legislation, Amtrak will have to dedicate at least one car per train “in which a ticketed passenger may transport a domesticated cat or dog in the same manner as a carry-on baggage."

Management & Operations| December 1, 2015

Transit-focused ad agency marks $1M revenue milestone for Dayton RTA

The company, Commuter Ads patented a way to send 15-second audio and digital text-scroll commercials wirelessly to bus riders.

Bus| December 1, 2015

Viva BRT service opens in Newmarket, Ont.


The transformation of this section of the BRT corridor, which traverses Davis Drive, includes wider streets, enhanced landscaping, and rapid transit stations designed for safety and comfort.

Management & Operations| December 1, 2015

New Remix transit planning tool helps agencies design, improve routes

The new software enables transportation planners to quickly sketch out potential routes and understand the impacts on riders and budgets.

Security and Safety | December 1, 2015

To curb tragedies, OLI releases video addressing train track photography

The animated video public service announcement is the first in a new series drawing attention to the illegal and dangerous activity of train track photos.

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