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Allied Specialty Vehicles announces 2 alt-fuel partnerships

Management & Operations| April 24, 2015

Under the partnership with CleanFUEL USA, the company will provide products and services to expand ASV’s line of alternative fuel vehicles, namely propane autogas. Meanwhile, the Westport WING Power System is a dedicated natural gas fuel system for light-duty specialty vehicles built on Ford truck chassis and backed by a Ford factory three-year/36,000-mile engine and powertrain warranty.

Fung Wah will not return to NYC until fall

Security and Safety | April 24, 2015

The company picked up and dropped off passengers at the stop for years before the federal government shut it down in 2013. Before it can operate in the city again, the operation must first get a bus stop permit from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The process includes a visit to the local community board for public input.

Security and Safety | April 24, 2015

D.C. Metro adds 4 more early-action safety items

The additional safety measures were identified as part of Metro’s collaborative review with the National Transportation Safety Board investigation team into the January 12 incident, but are not to be misconstrued as formal recommendations from board.

Motorcoach| April 24, 2015

Megabus, Coach USA implementing GreenRoad system

The operations are targeting a 3% reduction in fuel consumption using the technology, which is being rolled out on its fleet of 2,400 buses. This initiative follows a successful pilot program in the UK in which a 3% improvement in fuel efficiency was achieved across UK bus operations.

Management & Operations| April 24, 2015

Mayor taps Chicago Transit Authority's Claypool for chief of staff post

Claypool will replace Lisa Schrader, who will leave the Emanuel administration after serving in the role for two years.

Sustainability| April 23, 2015

SF Muni rolls out first New Flyer 'buses of the future'

Sixty brand new electric trolley buses will replace buses that have been in operation for over two decades. Concurrently, through unanimous Board of Supervisors approval, the SFMTA has purchased 61 new biodiesel-electric hybrid buses. The combined purchases are part of the agency’s five-year plan to replace the entire bus fleet.

Rail| April 23, 2015

Alstom awarded contract for 25 more 'Jazz' trains

The new orders, which are exercised as two options under a contract signed in 2012, bring Trenitalia’s mostly Italian Jazz fleet to 95 trainsets.

Management & Operations| April 23, 2015

Judge rules N.Y. MTA must run 'anti-Jihad' ads on buses

The ads, commissioned by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, were blocked by the MTA last year, after the authority argued they might incite violence. The group argued that the MTA’s move was a violation of free speech.

Bus| April 23, 2015

BC Transit piloting video cameras on buses

Up to six cameras will be installed on each bus. There is no live monitoring of the video which will only be removed and viewed by authorized security staff following a reported incident. Only video required for security purposes will be retained, all other video will be erased.

Management & Operations| April 23, 2015

Gov.'s MBTA legislation includes 3-year fiscal control board

"The T failed its stress test this winter when we needed it most, exposing the deep operational problems and lack of planning. We simply cannot afford a repeat and this legislation sets in motion significant reforms to once again deliver accountability, reliability and the world-class transportation system Massachusetts deserves," Gov. Baker said during a press conference announcing the legislation.

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