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Metra awards contract to 'modernize' railcar fleet

Rail| February 18, 2015

The contract to renovate to engines to “like new” condition was awarded to Progress Rail Services Corp. of Patterson, Ga. The work covers 41 EMD Model F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives that were originally built between 1989 and 1992.

Alstom awarded 15-year rail service contract

Rail| February 18, 2015

Will maintain 75 passenger cars on the “Caledonian Sleeper” trains, one of only two sleeper services in the UK. Alstom has been providing maintenance services for the “Caledonian Sleeper” trains for more than a decade.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

N.Y. MTA union chief tells drivers to slow down

The added caution comes two days after an MTA bus driver was arrested for running over a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The criminal charges against the bus driver infuriated the union.

Sustainability| February 17, 2015

Stockholm to build bikes only parking garage

Located near a major train station, the garage will include a bike repair shop and changing rooms where commuters can shower, dress for work, and leave their helmets in lockers.

Sustainability| February 17, 2015

CCW begins delivering ZEPS buses to IndyGo

Each 40-foot electric bus carries 36 seated passengers plus standees and is equipped with air operated doors, brakes, suspension, hydraulic power-steering, stainless steel bike racks and LED lighting.

Management & Operations| February 17, 2015

Cummins expands diagnostic app availability

Since it was first announced in March 2014, Cummins has over 5,000 engines running Connected Diagnostics in North American medium- and heavy-duty truck markets, with multiple telematics providers. Expansion is underway to integrate Connected Diagnostics into the commercial marine, power generation, rail, transit bus, motorcoach, construction and mining markets.

Government Issues| February 17, 2015

Foxx kicks off bus tour with Florida visits

Making two stops in Tallahassee, Fla., the GROW AMERICA Express will include visits to universities, manufacturers, bridges, freight facilities and highway projects in an effort to raise awareness of America’s infrastructure deficit.

Security and Safety | February 17, 2015

TSA commends 5 transit agencies for security programs

Virginia Railway Express; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; Long Island Railroad; Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area Regional Transit were recognized.

Management & Operations| February 17, 2015

MBTA offers $30 an hour to shovel snow

The transit system shut down completely on Sunday for the storm that dumped 16.2 inches of snow in the city, and rail and bus lines were operating on a limited schedule Monday.

Management & Operations| February 13, 2015

The Angels and Villains of Public Transit, According to Twitter

Users have not been kind to public transit, a recent USC study shows.The nation’s top agencies earn more ire on the social media site than airlines and evoke as much disdain as police departments. Many systems had more angst directed at them in 140 characters than did the Internal Revenue Service.

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