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Proterra sells first 2nd-generation electric bus to Calif.

Bus| July 17, 2014
Foothill Transit became Proterra’s first customer and the first agency in the U.S. to operate EV buses in revenue service in 2010.

Cincinnati Metro chief, Garcia Crews resigns

Accessibility| July 17, 2014
Terry Garcia Crews, who joined Metro in November 2010, plans to return to a successful consulting career in the transit industry and spend more quality time with her family.
Accessibility| July 17, 2014

Nashville MTA hires ex-Pittsburgh agency head as CEO

Stephen G. Bland will begin his new position on August 25. He formerly led the Port Authority of Allegheny County, a multi-modal system with 1,000-plus vehicles and an annual operating budget of $350 million.
Management & Operations| July 16, 2014

Cincinnati streetcar construction, one year later

While construction costs are on time and on budget, operating cost discussions are ongoing for the $133 million project.
Management & Operations| July 16, 2014

Hong Kong rail chief to step down a year early

MTR Corp. chief executive Jay Walder will step down next month — a year earlier than scheduled — after an internal report yesterday criticised him for "poor judgment" over the delayed $8.6 billion cross-border rail project.
Management & Operations| July 16, 2014

Two Moscow subway workers detained in wake of deadly derailment

Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn't properly installed during repairs in May and was attached to the rail only by a single 3-millimeter wire, according to the report.
Government Issues| July 16, 2014

Cost of building Chinese high-speed rail one-third lower than in other countries

The major factors include the line design speed, topography along the alignment, weather conditions, land acquisition costs, use of viaducts instead of embankments, the construction of major bridges across wide rivers, and the construction of mega stations, according to a World Bank report.
Management & Operations| July 15, 2014

Bus tour takes Texas teens away from gangs

The bus tour, dubbed the "Future Former Gang Tour," gathered students, community activists, and Dallas Police Gang Unit officers together to view the blight, vandalism, and other issues in gang-afflicted neighborhoods.
Government Issues| July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.
Accessibility| July 15, 2014

Former Pittsburgh agency chief in talks to head Nashville MTA

So far, Stephen Bland is the only finalist for the job to return for follow-up interviews. The vacancy at the transit authority was created March 31 when Paul Ballard resigned after 12 years as MTA's CEO to lead the Fort Worth Transportation Authority in Texas.

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