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Grad students explore feasibility of Hyperloop system

Rail| December 16, 2014

From a design standpoint, one of the biggest challenges is how to integrate Hyperloop stations into the urban environment so people can travel to and from them quickly without waiting before boarding and take off like they do at airports, according to the report.

Bombardier wins 10-year Italian contract

Rail| December 16, 2014

With a top commercial speed of up to approximately 223 miles per hour, the V300ZEFIRO is the fastest train in Europe and its advanced, high acceleration delivers excellent travel times, even on winding routes.

Motorcoach| December 16, 2014

Former Prevost VP, marketing and sales, Rochette, passes away

Rochette was with Prevost from 1984 until his retirement in 2005 and was instrumental in building Prevost’s reputation in the industry as a world class leader. Through successful product introductions to the development of entirely new markets in the conversion market, he helped lead Prevost to new horizons, according to the company.

Management & Operations| December 16, 2014

Metrolink chief DePallo to step down

Under DePallo's leadership, Metrolink is now on the verge of becoming the nation's first passenger rail system to fully implement Positive Train Control. He will step down from his post effective January 2.

Accessibility| December 15, 2014

Va. OKs 60 new wheelchair-accessible taxis

The County Board agreed to award 50 certificates to All Access Taxi, which has a fleet of vans serving people with disabilities.

Accessibility| December 15, 2014

Boston to pilot needs-based paratransit discounts

A total of 600 customers will be eligible for the six-month pilot, which will cost $480,000. The program did not require a vote by the state’s Transportation Board, though some members voiced support and others questioned whether the goal of lowering fares for low-income riders with disabilities could be accomplished another way.

Accessibility| December 15, 2014

Did Uber price gouge during Bay Area 'stormageddon'?

Customers took to Twitter on Thursday morning amid the biggest storm to hit the region in five years to complain that Uber was charging 3.8 times its normal fare rates.

Management & Operations| December 15, 2014

Carsharing services face stricter rules from N.J. lawmakers

Services like Uber and Lyft would have to apply for permits, provide proof of insurance of up to $250,000 per incident and drivers would have to have vehicles inspected and have clean driving and criminal background histories.

Management & Operations| December 12, 2014

Van Fosson to lead Brookville Equipment

Will oversee the Pennsylvania-based manufacturer’s long-term strategy and daily operations across all business units, including mining, tunneling, locomotives and streetcar products.

Bus| December 12, 2014

N.Y. MTA safety videos targets those riding, walking, cycling near buses

In addition to raising public awareness of safety issues involving buses, the MTA is testing technology to reduce the likelihood of collisions with pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles, and is also enhancing training for bus operators.

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