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N.Y. county adds 19 new vehicles to paratransit fleet

Accessibility| June 15, 2015

Each Phoenix vehicle, manufactured by Coach & Equipment Mfg. Corp., is wheelchair accessible, featuring a side-entry lift near the front of the bus with double leaf lift doors.

Petition to block Utah BRT line fails

Bus| June 12, 2015

Petitioners in the Provo fail to reach the necessary signatures needed to block the proposed line.

Rail| June 12, 2015

Alstom metro trainsets enter commercial operation in Baku

For the first time in Azerbaijan, the metro trainsets have inter-car walkways to optimize passenger traffic flow and vertical handrails near the doors to enhance passenger safety when the train is in motion.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

NJ TRANSIT bus involved in Lincoln Tunnel crash

A total of 31 people were taken to three area hospitals, with most suffering neck or back injuries. All injuries were non-life threatening, but four people needed to be taken out on stretchers, authorities said.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

The changes are in line with the principles of a new safety framework being developed by the FTA, known as the Safety Management System. In November 2014, the FTA chose the CTA as the first transit agency in the nation to assist in the development of SMS.

Bus| June 12, 2015

Montreal real-time bus tracking enters final testing phase

The Société de transport de Montréal said there have been some complications in getting the GPS system up and running because the agency has 25 different types of buses and technicians had to find the best spot on each bus to place the trackers for optimal efficiency.

Security and Safety | June 12, 2015

Amtrak testing PTC on New York-to-D.C. line

The Federal Communications Commission, however, warned the system could face "harmful interference" from rival freight railroad systems along another busy track between Boston and New Haven, Conn.

Management & Operations| June 10, 2015

ASV names new Canadian Bus Division national sales manager

Ron Campbell will lead international sales in Canada for ASV’s commercial, transit and school bus brands and report directly to John Walsh, VP, sales, for ASV Bus.

Rail| June 10, 2015

The T, Stadler sign contract for TEX Rail vehicles

The T began the procurement process for DMU vehicles in 2014 due to the three-year lead time for developing specifications, production, delivery and operation training for staff.

Rail| June 10, 2015

NTSB: No evidence Amtrak engineer was using phone during crash

The phone records analysis of the Amtrak 188 investigation was more complicated than anticipated because the phone carrier has multiple systems that log different types of phone activity, some of which are based in different time zones.

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