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Alstom acquires 100% of Signaling Solutions Ltd.

Rail| May 28, 2015

The company was began as a 50-50 joint-venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty in 2007 to provide advanced signaling solutions to the U.K. and Ireland’s rail sectors.

Fung Wah may shutdown permanently

Motorcoach| May 28, 2015

After being unable to secure a pickup and drop-off location in South Station after losing it because of regulatory action in March 2013, President Pei Lin Liang said not having Boston as a site for service likely would mean the end of the company’s operations.

Government Issues| May 28, 2015

D.C. Metro railcar purchase hits potential snag

If the FTA determines within the next several weeks that the 5000-series, which were purchased using federal funds, should not be retired so soon, WMATA probably will forgo purchasing the 220 new 7000-series cars.

Management & Operations| May 28, 2015

Bombardier names new VP, operations strategy

Jim Vounassis will conduct a detailed review of the company's operations and implement strategies to increase value creation across the organization.

Management & Operations| May 27, 2015

Parsons Brinckerhoff names new COO

Joseph G. Pulicare operational responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic plans, developing new client relationships, oversight of market/pursuit intelligence gathering, resource deployment, and regional profit and loss analysis and management.

Rail| May 27, 2015

Md. MTA set to raise all rail fares

The fare increase is mandated by a state law that requires the MTA to adjust transit fares every five years. New fares also will apply to the transit agency’s local bus, commuter bus and paratransit services in the greater Baltimore area.

Rail| May 27, 2015

Report examines how to manage pedestrian traffic in crowded subway systems

Suggestions include encouraging coordination and knowledge sharing among various specialists responsible for aspects of the passenger experience, including construction and emergency evacuations and routinely assessing assumptions used to estimate pedestrian volumes and pedestrian characteristics.

Management & Operations| May 27, 2015

New CTA courtesy campaign shames inconsiderate rider behavior

The campaign, featuring a series of messages to be placed on buses and trains, reflects some of the most commonly heard complaints from riders about the behaviors of fellow public transit passengers.

Security and Safety | May 27, 2015

Amtrak to install inward-facing cameras in locomotives

Installation will first occur in the 70 ACS-64 locomotives that will power all Northeast Regional and long-distance trains between Washington, New York and Boston, as well as Keystone Service between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pa.

Rail| May 27, 2015

N.Y. subway train suspension caused by massive theft of copper cable

At least 500 feet of the valuable cable was discovered stolen from roughly 12 locations along the A train tracks near Howard Beach, and some signal equipment and track components were damaged as well by electrical current that could not flow through the cable.

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