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San Antonio VIA second highest DBE participation in nation

Management & Operations| May 29, 2015

The DBE program is federally mandated for direct recipients of federal grant dollars from the U.S. Department of Transportation and is regulated by the FTA’s Office of Civil Rights.

APTA: Public transit users save $9,524 annually

Management & Operations| May 29, 2015

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the May 27 average national gas price of $2.74 per gallon — reported by AAA — and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

Management & Operations| May 29, 2015

Chicago RTA funds 4 TOD zoning projects

The projects are among 16 that were awarded in 2015 with funding totaling $810,000. The RTA is providing approximately $85,000 in federal grant and local match funds to support these zoning updates that will encourage transit-friendly development.

Rail| May 29, 2015

Hyperloop developer wants to offer free trips during off-peak hours

CEO Alhorn, who says that he took inspiration for his pricing strategy from video games that use a freemium model, wants "to make [Hyperloop] something you use every single day many times."

Bus| May 28, 2015

Stertil-Koni reports record 2014 sales, honors top distributors

Company President Dr. Jean DellAmore saluted the efforts of the entire Stertil-Koni distributor network at its recent annual meeting and welcomed twelve companies into the company’s highly acclaimed “Million Dollar Club.”

Management & Operations| May 28, 2015

Subway under Las Vegas strip among proposals to reduce gridlock

Other projects included in the draft of the Transportation Investment Business Plan include a double-deck tunnel under McCarran International Airport to connect Russell Road east and west of the airport and possibly provide a light-rail link to the Strip line, the report said.

Management & Operations| May 28, 2015

Apple transit maps service to only cover 6 cities at launch

In the U.S., the planned launch cities are San Francisco and New York, while Toronto will be likely Canada’s sole representative. In Europe, Apple is said to be gearing up to first launch the feature in London Paris and Berlin.

Rail| May 28, 2015

Alstom acquires 100% of Signaling Solutions Ltd.

The company was began as a 50-50 joint-venture between Alstom and Balfour Beatty in 2007 to provide advanced signaling solutions to the U.K. and Ireland’s rail sectors.

Motorcoach| May 28, 2015

Fung Wah may shutdown permanently

After being unable to secure a pickup and drop-off location in South Station after losing it because of regulatory action in March 2013, President Pei Lin Liang said not having Boston as a site for service likely would mean the end of the company’s operations.

Government Issues| May 28, 2015

D.C. Metro railcar purchase hits potential snag

If the FTA determines within the next several weeks that the 5000-series, which were purchased using federal funds, should not be retired so soon, WMATA probably will forgo purchasing the 220 new 7000-series cars.

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