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Via Rail looking to P3s to build dedicated track network

Rail| December 5, 2014

Currently, 90% of the track VIA uses is owned by Canadian National Railway Co. Via’s first priority is acquiring track in the busy corridor between Quebec City and Windsor, Ont., which accounts for 90% of the railway’s volume.

United Streetcar 'in hibernation,' top exec leaving

Government Issues| December 5, 2014

Company executives told KOIN 6 News they will make more streetcars — but right now they don’t even have any potential orders on the table.

Sustainability| December 4, 2014

Solar roadways, 'Internet of Things' to shape highways of the future

As well as highways evolving, the report foresees that patterns of ownership will change in the coming years, with commuters more likely to purchase access to a vehicle rather than the vehicle itself.

Government Issues| December 4, 2014

FMCSA seeking comments on revising financial responsibility levels

An April 2014 Report to Congress found that while catastrophic motor carrier crashes are rare, the costs for resulting severe and critical injuries can exceed $1 million; current insurance limits do not adequately cover these costs, which are primarily due to increases in medical expenses and other crash-related costs.

Motorcoach| December 4, 2014

Paul Revere Transportation wins Grand Canyon contract

The service provides free shuttle transportation to visitors at one of the world’s most recognizable destinations.

Rail| December 4, 2014

NJ Transit employees to take customer relations training

Principles to be covered in the program, which will launch in early 2015, include employees understanding their role, communicating clearly, non-verbal communication, effective listening, conflict resolution and how to deal with difficult customers.

Management & Operations| December 3, 2014

South America's first subway turns 101

Originally spanning 2.1 miles, the first rail cars took Porteños between Plaza de Mayo and Plaza Miserere along a single line. Today, Subte has 83 stations along six different lines and an annual ridership of 310 million.

Rail| December 3, 2014

China plans to re-bid Mexico high-speed rail project

The Latin American nation said it would re-run the tender in late November under the same terms, the report said.

Accessibility| December 1, 2014

Wash. agency provides hands-on rider training

C-Tran has offered travel training in some form for years, but the agency recently hired Veronica Marti in 2013 to coordinate the program full-time. Marti often meets with riders as an introduction, and then accompanies them on one or more trips, offering guidance along the way.

Accessibility| December 1, 2014

Del. DART's new flex service a hit

Launched as an effort to better meet the community’s transportation needs, the new Flex service, which can deviate up to one mile off of its set route to pick up riders, operates as a hybrid between DART’s fixed-route buses and paratransit buses that provide door-to-door transportation to qualified riders through reservations made 24 hours in advance.

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