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Denver RTD adding new station, TOD to East Rail Line

Rail| July 17, 2015

The Peña Boulevard Station will be the sixth eastbound stop on the trip from Denver Union Station to the airport. The travel time from downtown to DIA will be 37 minutes with trains running every 15 minutes during peak times.

LAX greenlights plan allowing Uber, Lyft to pick up passengers

Government Issues| July 17, 2015

The LAX Board of Commissioners voted for a change Thursday, which would allow Uber and Lyft drivers to drop off and pick up passengers at a designed area on the airport’s upper departure level, paying the airport $4 each way.

Government Issues| July 17, 2015

Indy zoning law aims to curb parking, boost transit and car-sharing use

City planners are offering developers huge savings — tens of thousands of dollars on large projects — by reducing the required number of parking spaces for some developments if bike racks, electric-car charging stations or other "green" amenities are offered instead.

Sustainability| July 16, 2015

Calif. agency one of first to convert to renewable natural gas fleet

Earlier this year, Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus modified its original agreement with Clean Energy to transition the supply of LNG for its fleet to Clean Energy’s Redeem™ renewable LNG, which is non-fracked methane harvested from organic waste in landfills.

Rail| July 16, 2015

Alstom’s new computer-based interlocking system operating in Italy

The project involved replacing the previous electromechanical system with Alstom’s latest-generation of Smartlock 400 GP system and other related works, including the installation of electrical power supply, telecommunications, air conditioning, fire alarm and extinguishing, and access protection equipment.

Security and Safety | July 16, 2015

NTSB calls for survivability enhancements, event data recorders in coaches

The recommendations resulted from the investigation of the truck-motorcoach collision that resulted in 10 fatalities in Orland, Calif. in April 2014.

Motorcoach| July 16, 2015

Bus from now defunct Leap Transit selling on eBay

In May, the company shut down after the California Public Utilities Commission ordered the company to cease and desist. Some of its buses went up for auction.

Management & Operations| July 16, 2015

NJ TRANSIT raising bus, rail fares by 9%

NJ TRANSIT officials have said the increases, which were proposed in April, are needed to close a $60 million budget gap that remained even after the agency recently cut $40 million. The increases are the first since 2010 when fares increased an average of 22%.

Bus| July 15, 2015

NJ TRANSIT to add 772 MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest equipment purchase in a 33-year relationship, the $395 million order for clean diesel, cruiser-style coaches will offer NJ TRANSIT riders three-point seatbelts and comfortable forward-facing seating for 57 passengers.

 

Rail| July 15, 2015

Ariz.'s Sun Link streetcar to mark one year in operation

The system already celebrated its millionth boarding passenger in May, ahead of projected ridership numbers. Since the launch of Sun Link streetcar, approximately 1.1 million passengers have enjoyed the ride.

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