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Foxx bus tour to highlight need for infrastructure investment

Government Issues| February 12, 2015

The GROW AMERICA Express will visit communities that have created jobs and new opportunities by investing in transportation, as well as communities with transportation projects that are waiting on much needed funding.

N.Y.'s CDTA launches responsive website

Management & Operations| February 12, 2015

The redesigned site provides the most relevant data with the fewest number of clicks as most site visits are to find out scheduling information. The new homepage offers an intuitive search bar that includes stops, routes and regional landmarks along with service advisories whenever used.

Rail| February 12, 2015

LIRR, NJ TRANSIT temporarily shutdown after separate incidents

In the first incident, a man was hit by a NJ TRANSIT train near the Garfield station with 100 passengers onboard, although there were no injuries. Later in the afternoon, the Port Washington Branch on the LIRR was completely suspended in both directions after an unauthorized person was hit by a train at Flushing-Main Street in Queens.

Management & Operations| February 12, 2015

MBTA's Bev Scott resigns amidst Boston weather issues

The MBTA suspended rail service Monday night and Tuesday to clear snow from its tracks amid a record-setting period of snowfall in the Boston area. Gov. Charlie Baker and others had criticized the MBTA for its lackluster performance during the extreme snow and cold.

Management & Operations| February 12, 2015

SPX Genfare announces organizational changes

Kim Green is taking on a new role as executive director of Business Development for Genfare. Darren Dickson will take on the role of president of SPX Genfare.

Rail| February 11, 2015

Michigan DOT paying $1M per year for unused railcars

The department started leasing the cars in 2010 for two proposed commuter rail passenger,  however, nearly five years later, none of the cars has logged a single commuter passenger mile.

Rail| February 11, 2015

Rail workers involved in accidents face PTSD, depression

The National Center for Intermodal Transportation surveyed 363 commuter railroad operating employees for a 2011 report and found that 43.6% of them had been involved in at least one critical incident — accidents, near misses, collisions, personal injuries or contact with people or equipment on the tracks. Of those employees, 12.1% reported symptoms consistent with PTSD after the incidents.

Rail| February 11, 2015

Chicago's Blue Line receives $120M TIFIA loan

Significant upgrades to the track, power supply, and signal system along the 19-mile stretch of the Blue Line between the Loop and O’Hare Airport stations will reduce and eliminate “slow zones,” resulting in faster, more reliable service.

Rail| February 11, 2015

Minn. Metro Transit police breaking language barrier

Twenty Metro Transit Police Department officers are taking part in the agency’s first-ever in-house Spanish-language training program, to help officers build rapport with Hispanics and better serve the people they interact with

Rail| February 11, 2015

Bombardier joins Chinese joint venture

The new company will focus on rail transportation communication, signaling and integrated monitoring systems for the Chinese mass transit and light rail markets and be committed to introducing moving-block signaling technology for metro applications.

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