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Wash. agency switching fare collection to decrease fraud

Bus| June 13, 2014
The magnetic strip technology would require the replacement of all fareboxes, many of which are more than 20 years old. The agency plans to pay for it with a $2 million federal grant.

Alstom to supply 15 Citadis Dualis trains to SNCF

Rail| June 13, 2014
Alstom is to supply 15 Citadis Dualis for the Ile-de-France region after an SNCF exercise of option on behalf of STIF. This order, which is part of the framework agreement signed in 2007 on behalf of the French regions, amounts to a total of 80 million euros.
Bus| June 12, 2014

Nashville BRT survives test after funding eligibility oversight

After the MTA failed to put $51.5 million for the 7.1-mile Amp line in the city’s five-year capital improvements budget — a “wish list” of potential building projects — an amendment was necessary to put the money in.
Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

NYC residents say intercity buses flooding their neighborhood

There are 71 intercity bus stops scattered throughout Manhattan, with more than one-quarter of that number located in the Lower East Side. Residents’ complaints include crowded sidewalks, blocked fire hydrants and exhaust.
Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

Transit app uses augmented reality to animate N.Y. subway

Tunnel Vision, the iOS app, enables users to see which stations are likely to be the most crowded and view where in the system their train theoretically is.
Bus| June 12, 2014

Toronto Transit orders 55 Nova buses

Delivery of the first of the 40-foot diesel buses, including a pilot bus, will begin in 2015.
Rail| June 12, 2014

Chicago Transit: New 'L' trains not expected until 2019

CTA reworked the original specifications after only two manufacturers submitted bids for the 7000-series “L” cars, which are intended to replace all but the latest series of cars currently being delivered to CTA.
Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

NJ Transit develops emergency management plan

There are seven plans in all, including separate documents for each mode of transportation — bus, light rail and commuter rail — as well as plans for the NJ Transit Police Department and disability services and a corporate plan.
Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

Edmonton rolls out BYD test bus

The buses will run on various ETS routes across the city, travelling with regularly scheduled buses in service and for special events. Instead of paying a fare, passengers will be asked to complete a survey describing their experience riding an electric bus.
Management & Operations| June 12, 2014

CAF awarded $118M Boston Green Line railcar contract

Final assembly and testing is to be performed at CAF’s manufacturing facility in Elmira Heights, N.Y. Delivery of the new Green Line cars will take place between the end of 2017 and 2018.

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