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Seattle driver will not face criminal charges in fatal crash

Bus| December 31, 2014

Prosecutors said there is insufficient evidence to file vehicular-homicide charges against Aleksandr Rukhlin, who drove a Sound Transit bus through a red light and collided with a Ford Escape, killing two people and injuring their son.

Wis. board rejects $500K claim for high-speed rail work

Rail| December 31, 2014

Canadian Pacific Railway wants $500,715 for work performed in 2009 and 2010 to help Wisconsin prepare a bid for federal funding to build the line between Madison and Milwaukee. The plan was scrapped by then Gov. Scott Walker, with the railroad never being paid.

University| December 31, 2014

ETA to provide Memphis U. ITS solution

The solution provides GPS-triggered on-board announcements that automatically broadcast upcoming bus stops over the public address system. The system also allows bus operators and dispatchers to make real-time, ad-hoc announcements.

Rail| December 31, 2014

BART terminates free Wi-Fi agreement

The action does not affect cellphone service on BART and was only available in less than 5% of the agency's fleet.

Rail| December 31, 2014

MARTA expanding paid parking at rail stations

Agency is seeking a revenue-sharing deal with the parking operator it hires. MARTA's RFP envisions parking revenues rising as high as $5 million or more — or more than twice what it's earning now.

Rail| December 31, 2014

Bombardier supplying 42 French trainsets

The trains are an additional order in the framework of an ongoing contract signed in 2010 and is valued at approximately $484 million. Delivery of the new trains will start from September 2017 and the trains will operate on Line R of the Parisian suburban network.

Government Issues| December 31, 2014

FMCSA maintaining 50% random drug testing rates

The agency’s decision to maintain the current testing rate for bus drivers was based on data from motor carrier industry controlled substance lab test results and the 2012 drug and alcohol testing survey, as well as additional investigations

Security and Safety | December 30, 2014

San Antonio driver celebrates 48 years accident free

Jesse Quintero has traveled approximately 3.9-million miles over his 48-year career and is one of only a handful of drivers nationwide to drive three million miles without an accident. He is expected to surpass the four million mile mark by the end of 2015.

Management & Operations| December 30, 2014

Boston celebrates big year in transportation

New additions in 2014 included the introduction of several rideshare programs, such as Uber, as well as the car share-taxi hybrid Flywheel and Bridj — an Uber-like commuter bus service.

Management & Operations| December 30, 2014

Beijing commuters see public transit fares double overnight

The new fares for public transport in Beijing include a three yuan minimum price for a subway ride, which covers approximately 4 miles. This is raised from the previous flat-fare of two yuan that included unlimited transfers and no mileage limitations.

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