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CEO Allegra to retire after 37 years at UTA

Management & Operations| August 13, 2015

Allegra played an integral role in developing UTA’s extensive rail system and oversaw the completion of the FrontLines 2015 project, which included construction four light rail lines and one commuter rail line.

HART's Grabauskas added to UITP policy board

Management & Operations| August 12, 2015

UITP is an international organization for public transportation authorities and operators, policy and decision makers, scientific institutes, businesses and suppliers. APTA has a long-standing partnership with the organization.

Security and Safety | August 12, 2015

San Francisco takes steps to increase cable car safety for operators

In the last four months, severe collisions resulted in two operators being hospitalized due to their injuries. The new efforts are a result of discussions with Mayor Lee, the Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, SFPD and SFMTA to bring additional awareness and e

Rail| August 12, 2015

KC Streetcar's vehicle delay causing 'critical' issue

Since the original target date in June was missed, the manufacturer has been charged $1,000 a day, with that total currently reaching more than $60,000. According to city officials, the delivery of the streetcars by September is necessary to meet its spring 2016 launch.

Rail| August 12, 2015

Cleveland RTA unveils new Little Italy-University Circle Station

The new $17.5 million Red Line station, which replaces an old and functionally obsolete facility, is RTA’s first new Red Line station in 46 years.


Security and Safety | August 12, 2015

Operation Lifesaver Awards $204K for Crossing Safety Campaigns

These state programs will use the funding to spread “See Tracks? Think Train!” safety messages via television, radio, billboards, sporting events and movie theatre advertising;  create eye-catching displays for public education at large events; and target students, school bus drivers, Spanish-speaking populations and the news media to raise awareness about the dangers near tracks and trains.

Management & Operations| August 12, 2015

San Joaquin, Calif. agency takes control of local Amtrak line

Caltrans formerly ran the San Joaquin line from Sacramento, with local agencies frequently complaining that they lacked a strong voice at the table.

Sustainability| August 11, 2015

Ark. transit agency adding new CNG buses, rebranding

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority's new buses will feature the Rock Region METRO branding. The agency is also adding 30 new bus shelters, Wi-Fi on every vehicle and a mobile app for real-time bus arrival times to enhance the passenger experience.

Management & Operations| August 11, 2015

Valley Metro's Banta to represent APTA on UITP board

UITP is an international organization for public transportation authorities and operators, policy and decision makers, scientific institutes, businesses and suppliers. APTA has a long-standing partnership with the organization.

Rail| August 11, 2015

FRA report finds most railroads will miss PTC deadline

The report is mandated by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee and shows that after seven years and significant assistance from FRA, most railroads will miss the Dec. 31, 2015 implementation deadline that Congress established in 2008.

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