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FRA to enforce PTC deadline, impose penalties

Security and Safety | June 26, 2015

Beginning Jan. 1, 2016 the FRA will begin imposing penalties on railroads that have not fully implemented the safety technology. Railroads that fail to meet the deadline face potential fines of up to $25,000 per day.

Utah rail projects spur $225M value in local economy, study shows

Management & Operations| June 25, 2015

Major companies including Adobe, eBay, Goldman Sachs, Overstock.com and Workday have made office location decisions based, in part, by proximity to the TRAX and FrontRunner stations.


Motorcoach| June 25, 2015

Study: 1.3 million will travel by bus over July 4th holiday

An estimated 1,312,905 passengers will make trips of 50 miles or more by bus, surpassing all previous Fourth of July holidays over the past 10 years.

Management & Operations| June 25, 2015

Poll: Public transportation users hate listening to cell phone conversations

About 50% of those surveyed said listening to somebody talk on their cellphone is the most annoying behavior on public transportation, followed by people who won't give up their seats for handicapped or senior citizen passengers.

Rail| June 25, 2015

Alstom completes hybrid locomotive for Volkswagen

The new generation of hybrid shunting locomotive will be used at Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg plant for zero-emission freight transport, making a sustainable contribution towards reducing CO2 emissions.

Rail| June 25, 2015

Passenger rail reform bill passes first hurdle

The “Railroad Reform, Enhancement, and Efficiency Act,” which was unanimously approved by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, would authorize Amtrak for the next four years at an average $1.65 billion a year. Additionally, $570 million in total grant funding would be made available every year.

Motorcoach| June 25, 2015

Canadian Megabus crash injures 23

Ontario police is investigating the accident and hasn’t made any determination on what caused the crash yet.

Rail| June 25, 2015

Sound Transit completes first phase of University Link testing

Over the past several months Sound Transit contractors have installed and tested new power, safety, train control and communications systems in most of the 3.1 miles of tunnels between Westlake Station in downtown Seattle and the University of Washington.

Motorcoach| June 25, 2015

FMCSA's military bus, truck driver program a huge success

In the past 12 months alone, another 4,000 individuals, including Reserves, National Guard and U.S. Coast Guard service members, have taken advantage of the program, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Security and Safety | June 24, 2015

Calif.'s Metrolink operating PTC on 341 miles of agency-hosted lines

Following approval from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Metrolink began operating PTC RSD on the last of Metrolink's hosted rail system on June 14. RSD simply means trains in revenue service or in Metrolink's case, with passengers on board.

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