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Bombardier wins NJ TRANSIT ops, maintenance contract

Management & Operations| October 2, 2014
The company's scope of work under the new contract, effective March 14, 2015, will include train operations, dispatching, vehicle maintenance as well as maintenance for all right of way, facilities and signaling infrastructure.

Calif. agencies receive 'Ladders of Opportunity" funding for buses

Bus| October 2, 2014
San Diego MTS secured $18 million for the purchase of 45 Gillig buses, while the San Francisco MTA secured more than $9 million to purchase 12, 60-foot buses.
Accessibility| October 2, 2014

Pa. P3 board approves CNG project for public transit fueling

Seeking a private partner to develop CNG fueling stations at up to 37 public transit agencies around the state that would also provide public access to the facilities.
Bus| October 2, 2014

Should transit agencies run alcohol ads to raise cash?

A study of 26 major U.S. transit markets recently conducted by researchers at the advocacy group Alcohol Justice concluded that half of them allowed alcohol advertising, while the other half banned it in some way.
Rail| October 1, 2014

D.C., Operation Lifesaver launch joint streetcar safety program

Educator toolkits featuring grade-specific lesson plans, activity sheets, posters and parent take-home letters were delivered to K-12 schools along the new streetcar corridor throughout September. The in-school educational materials were funded by a $25,000 grant.
Rail| October 1, 2014

TEX Rail receives FTA Record of Decision

Initial service will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County and Grapevine and into DFW Airport at Terminal B. The 27-mile regional rail corridor is projected to have more than 10,000 daily riders at initial start of service in 2018 using eight stations.
Rail| October 1, 2014

Metro-North to replace 3 priority bridges

The design and replacement project is estimated to cost $10 million with the bulk of the funding ($7 million) to be provided by the MTA Capital Program.
Accessibility| September 30, 2014

L.A. Metro breaks ground on Regional Connector light rail segment

The project will reconfigure Metro's three existing LRT lines into two lines, which will eliminate the need for riders to make cumbersome transfers from light rail to the Metro Red or Purple Line subway system, and then back onto light rail, to reach their destinations.
Bus| September 30, 2014

APTA: 2.7B trips taken on public transportation

New report on second quarter of 2014 shows a 1.1% increase over the same quarter last year, representing an increase of 30 million more trips. Public transportation ridership outpaced urban vehicle miles traveled, which grew at 0.97% for this quarter.
Accessibility| September 30, 2014

Memphis transit chief vows new standards for trolleys

MATA will be overhauling training and repair standards as well as trolleys in the wake of an APTA report that found agency lacking in both areas.

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