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NTSB Safety Alert highlights improving rail visibility

Rail| January 7, 2015

On railroads, LED railroad signals may mask nearby incandescent signals, preventing incandescent signals from being visible to train crews. If LED and incandescent signals are installed in close proximity to one another, the LED signal may appear brighter or closer, causing crews to confuse the sequence of the signals as they approach.

Calif. high-speed rail project breaks ground

Rail| January 7, 2015

Marking significant progress toward modernizing California’s transportation infrastructure, the California High-Speed Rail Authority joined hundreds of supporters and government, student, community, transportation, business and labor leaders on Tuesday to break ground on the nation’s first high-speed rail system.

Rail| January 7, 2015

Hill tapped to manage Seattle East Link extension project

Phase I of the contract for pre-construction phase services is for approximately $1 million over a one-year period. Phase II of the contract for construction phase services, if exercised by Sound Transit, is anticipated to have an estimated value to Hill of approximately $21 million over a subsequent four-year period, for a total contract value of approximately $22 million.

Rail| January 7, 2015

Amtrak's new NEC site highlights infrastructure projects

The new website includes project information and updates, maps, graphics and other resources about several NEC infrastructure projects now under construction or in the planning stage.

Management & Operations| January 7, 2015

L.A. Metro CEO to leave agency in April

Art Leahy, who started his transportation career as a bus operator and became one of the nation’s leading transit officials, has headed Metro for six years.

Bus| January 6, 2015

Montana bus system goes fare free to boost ridership

The three-year Zero-fare demonstration project is sponsored by 14 different community partners.

Rail| January 6, 2015

Calif. high-speed rail set to start construction

Groundbreaking on the first 29-mile segment of the $68 billion project takes place in Fresno, Calif. today.

Bus| January 6, 2015

Bridj unveils app targeting 'best' trip in real time

The app will create a more dynamic system, enabling customers to no longer have to choose to ride on a specific route, according to Bridj. The app will find a Bridj that meets a customers’ needs and, in advance of booking, get directions to the pick-up location and exactly where riders will be dropped off.

Management & Operations| January 6, 2015

Stertil-Koni to expand lift production capabilities

Has purchased a 4.5 acre parcel adjacent to its current manufacturing plant in Streator, Ill.

Management & Operations| January 6, 2015

Transdev's Westbrook to lead rail division

Will also continue to serve as Chairman of Transdev’s Transit Division, which operates over 200 bus, paratransit, and bus rapid transit contracts with city and county transit authorities, universities and airports across the U.S and in English-speaking Canada.

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