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U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds

Government Issues| September 23, 2014
Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience projects primarily in New York and New Jersey, where transit systems sustained the worst of the storm damage, with the remainder going towards projects in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

UMA announces Safety Management Seminar schedule

Motorcoach| September 23, 2014
The seminar features "how to" applications of risk management to educate participants on eliminating as much risk as possible. This event is for anyone who manages risk associated with motorcoach fleet operations and is limited to the first 130 registrants.
Bus| September 23, 2014

Safe Fleet acquires Seon

This is the company's second acquisition in the last nine months and further broadens its extensive product offering, in line with its on-going growth strategy.
Rail| September 23, 2014

Siemens wins $648M San Francisco railcar contract

With an initial order of 175 light railcars and an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest orders for light railcars ever placed in the U.S.
Rail| September 23, 2014

Bombardier to supply light rail vehicles to Manchester system in U.K.

Together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, company has signed an option to supply 16 additional *BOMBARDIER *FLEXITY Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system.
Management & Operations| September 23, 2014

Alstom launches maintenance tool, ERTMS systems at Innotrans

HealthHub, a predictive maintenance tool monitors the health of trains, infrastructure and signaling assets, while the Atlas 400 and 500 scalable ERTMS systems are applicable for resignalling upgrades or a new-build project.
Bus| September 23, 2014

Bus co. in Del. crash had safety violations

The New York-based tour bus company involved in Sunday's crash that killed two women and injured 48 east of Red Lion had been cited in July for working a driver too many hours, and collected 18 safety violations since August 2012, federal records show.
Management & Operations| September 23, 2014

D.C. Metro bringing back computer-driven trains 5 years after fatal crash

Starting early next month, in a process known as automatic train operation, computers will take over driving a half-dozen Red Line trains daily during non-peak hours, Metro GM Richard Sarles said.
Accessibility| September 22, 2014

U. of Michigan shuttle looks to increase ridership

The Detroit Connector, now in its second year of operation after being renewed as a part of the University’s Detroit Center budget, made its first journey of this year Sept. 18 running on grant money. The service is free, and the Connector staff plans to keep it that way for as long as possible, though a $5 donation per ride is suggested.
University| September 22, 2014

Ridesharing seeing notable growth among college students

Uber, Lyft and other similar brands, are keen to expand their user bases by offering ridesharing services at competitive prices.

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