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Alstom’s new computer-based interlocking system operating in Italy

Rail| July 16, 2015

The project involved replacing the previous electromechanical system with Alstom’s latest-generation of Smartlock 400 GP system and other related works, including the installation of electrical power supply, telecommunications, air conditioning, fire alarm and extinguishing, and access protection equipment.

NTSB calls for survivability enhancements, event data recorders in coaches

Security and Safety | July 16, 2015

The recommendations resulted from the investigation of the truck-motorcoach collision that resulted in 10 fatalities in Orland, Calif. in April 2014.

Motorcoach| July 16, 2015

Bus from now defunct Leap Transit selling on eBay

In May, the company shut down after the California Public Utilities Commission ordered the company to cease and desist. Some of its buses went up for auction.

Management & Operations| July 16, 2015

NJ TRANSIT raising bus, rail fares by 9%

NJ TRANSIT officials have said the increases, which were proposed in April, are needed to close a $60 million budget gap that remained even after the agency recently cut $40 million. The increases are the first since 2010 when fares increased an average of 22%.

Bus| July 15, 2015

NJ TRANSIT to add 772 MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest equipment purchase in a 33-year relationship, the $395 million order for clean diesel, cruiser-style coaches will offer NJ TRANSIT riders three-point seatbelts and comfortable forward-facing seating for 57 passengers.

 

Rail| July 15, 2015

Ariz.'s Sun Link streetcar to mark one year in operation

The system already celebrated its millionth boarding passenger in May, ahead of projected ridership numbers. Since the launch of Sun Link streetcar, approximately 1.1 million passengers have enjoyed the ride.

Rail| July 15, 2015

Calif.'s OC Streetcar project takes next step with MOU

The Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors agreed to a memorandum of understanding with the city of Santa Ana outlining the roles and responsibilities associated with the development, implementation, operations and maintenance of the project.

Rail| July 15, 2015

MARTA garnering support for $8B commuter rail expansion

If successful, metro Atlanta will be a single file of major economic development up and down what is now Georgia 400, built along a rail line that would link Alpharetta with downtown Atlanta and its airport beyond.

Rail| July 15, 2015

Study: Dependence on devices may be boosting Metra ridership

These findings are part of the Chaddick Institute’s Technology in Travel study, which includes more than 35,000 unique passenger observations since 2009. Passengers are counted once on a given trip. Each year, passengers are observed by trained data collectors to determine how they spend their time while traveling.

Rail| July 15, 2015

New Orleans-to-Baton Rouge rail link has support, big obstacles

Trains would travel along tracks used for carrying freight stopping at up to seven possible stations, at a top speed of 79 mph. Instead of traveling back and forth up to eight times a day, there would be a morning train leaving in both directions, and an evening train taking passengers home, per revised plans.

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