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Bombardier names new VP, operations strategy

Management & Operations| May 28, 2015

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

Parsons Brinckerhoff names new COO

Management & Operations| May 27, 2015

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.

Management & Operations| May 26, 2015

L.A. Metro updates sex trafficking awareness campaign

Includes 3,000 ads placed on buses and railcars across L.A. County. In addition, 85,000 brochures containing resources on how to help victims of human trafficking will be placed in Metro’s customer centers, stations, buses and trains.

Sustainability| May 26, 2015

OCTA, Calif. agencies launch water conservation initiative

Along with wrapped buses, the campaign will include printing and distributing window clings with the conservation message at public events that agencies also will use on their fleets.

Government Issues| May 26, 2015

Senate passes short-term extension of MAP-21

The unanimous voice vote sends the measure to President Barack Obama for signing into law before current transportation spending authority expires on May 31. The White House said Obama would sign the short-term fix if work continues towards a long-term bill.

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