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Rowland to serve as Cincinatti Metro interim COO

Management & Operations| May 12, 2015

Carlos Rowland will be responsible for overseeing Metro’s fixed-route and Access’ paratransit bus operations, fleet maintenance and facilities, which employ nearly 700 employees.

Calif.'s OCTA takes lead on OC Streetcar project

Rail| May 12, 2015

Up to seven streetcars are planned to run along the 4-mile route, stopping at 12 stations. Initial estimates put the cost of the project at $250 million and it will be jointly funded with OCTA pursuing local, state and federal dollars.

Accessibility| May 11, 2015

Honolulu's Handi Van chief replaced amid service issues

Last fall, complaints about busy reservation lines and late van pick-ups spiked when a new reservation system began operation.

Accessibility| May 11, 2015

For disabled students, UW campus accessibility falls short

Karen Brown, a disabled 63-year-old returning student who suffers from lupus, said she must suffer through all types of weather to get to campus via public transportation because she cannot afford the high price of accessible parking spaces on campus.

Accessibility| May 11, 2015

Paratransit best practices often not implemented, fed report says

There have been great gains in best practices in the areas of eligibility, telephone hold time, on-time performance, no-show policies, and origin-to-destination service, but they are often not implemented, according to the newly released National Council on Disability report.

 

San Francisco Mayor calls for $48M transit investment

The funding, if approved by the Board of Supervisors, would allow Muni to increase service by 10% over the next two years and the creation of 244 new job positions, with hiring beginning July 1.

Coast RTA hires Piascik as new GM

Recently worked in Dallas for URS Corp. serving as its transit group manager. He will work to get the agency off the ground in fiscal year 2016, which begins in less than two months, working with a budget he had no say in.

Security and Safety | May 8, 2015

Keolis adopts close call reporting system for MBTA commuter rail

The C3RS program is the first of its kind in Massachusetts, and Keolis officials say it will enhance their efforts to further strengthen the commuter rail system’s safety culture. Keolis officials said the system will enable them to collect data about close calls that may not be reported, identify safety hazards and take corrective actions before an accident or incident occurs

Bus| May 7, 2015

Conn. BRT system surpasses 150K riders in just 5 weeks

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Rail| May 7, 2015

Quester Tangent launches program to manage end-of-life products

This strategic initiative gives the company the ability to proactively identify and notify customers about EOL issues in their in-service products and components.

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