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The T, Stadler sign contract for TEX Rail vehicles

Rail| June 10, 2015

The T began the procurement process for DMU vehicles in 2014 due to the three-year lead time for developing specifications, production, delivery and operation training for staff.

NTSB: No evidence Amtrak engineer was using phone during crash

Rail| June 10, 2015

The phone records analysis of the Amtrak 188 investigation was more complicated than anticipated because the phone carrier has multiple systems that log different types of phone activity, some of which are based in different time zones.

Rail| June 10, 2015

FRA makes recomendations to prevent trains from speeding

The advisory is the latest in a series of steps FRA has taken to keep passenger railroads safe for the traveling public.

Management & Operations| June 10, 2015

Transport for London to accept Apple Pay

Was the first public transport provider to accept contactless payment cards and will continue this record of innovation by becoming the first to accept Apple Pay.

Sustainability| June 10, 2015

Proterra's Catalyst breaks Altoona records in energy efficiency and more

Additional records include gradeability, weight and acceleration. While conventional diesel buses average 3.86 MPG, the Proterra Catalyst achieved the best efficiency rating ever for a 40-foot transit bus at 22 MPGe.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

Report: Fares exceed operating expenses at only 2% of U.S. transit systems

In general, average losses per trip are smaller for larger metro systems, while metro rail systems — including heavy rail, such as subways and elevated trains, and light rail, which operates at street level — all operate at a loss, according to the report.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

Antelope Valley Transit completes digital sign installation

The digital signs are the latest component in the transit agency's Track-It Intelligent Transportation System, providing 24/7 access to current bus departure information for customers using their computer or smartphone via GPS.

Rail| June 9, 2015

President/CEO: M-1 expansion reliant on federal funds

In the works since 2008, the M-1 Rail was first envisioned as a nine-mile streetcar system stretching from near the Detroit River to 8 Mile Road. But in 2011 that plan was scrapped in favor of the 3.3-mile line, for fiscal reasons.

Security and Safety | June 9, 2015

NJ TRANSIT employees criticize safety team staffing

Rather than an analysis of statistics on quantifiable mishaps, such as accidents, fires or switch failures, a new report attempts to gauge NJ TRANSIT’s attitudes, policies and procedures through a combination of employee surveys and inspector observations in the field.

Management & Operations| June 9, 2015

Maryland Transit to enforce light rail fare payment

MTA Police, Fare Inspectors and Transit Ambassadors will be out in force on the Light Rail starting from the Hunt Valley Station when they will have a beefed up presence at the Camden Yard station beginning June 9.

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