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Metra hires firm to pull financial management out of 'Stone Age'

Management & Operations| March 26, 2015

Agency is still using paper to perform some basic financial functions, including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, incoming and outgoing invoices and pay stubs, officials said.

DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

Rail| March 25, 2015

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

Rail| March 25, 2015

NJ TRANSIT marks Newark Penn Station's 80th year

Opened in 1935, Newark Penn Station is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The station was originally designed and still operates as an intermodal facility serving pedestrian, taxi, bus and private vehicle traffic generated by the more than 50,000 transit customers who use the station each day.

Management & Operations| March 25, 2015

N.Y. MTA raises fares

The base fare for subways and buses went up by 25 cents to $2.75. The price of a 30-day MetroCard jumped by $4.50 to $116.50. The cost of riding the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad both went up about 4%.

Rail| March 25, 2015

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Government Issues| March 25, 2015

Ill. House Rep. calls for full funding of transit & passenger rail

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies, led a bipartisan letter to the THUD Subcommittee with 10 members of the Illinois House delegation urging full funding for mass transit and passenger rail in next year’s THUD budget.

Management & Operations| March 24, 2015

Espar announces rebrand to Eberspaecher

Since 1973, Espar has delivered the state-of-the-art German technology that is the Eberspaecher brand of products, to the North American marketplace.

Motorcoach| March 24, 2015

Trailways taps Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year

David Cooper of Pacific Coachways Trailways in Garden Grove, Calif., was presented by Bob Crescenzo, VP, safety & loss control, at Lancer Insurance, the awards event sponsor.

Management & Operations| March 24, 2015

Fla.'s HART, Red Coach announce partnership

The new partnership will help residents, students, business travelers and visitors leverage the resources of HART to increase their travel options all across the state.

Security and Safety | March 24, 2015

Increase in rail trespass deaths shows continued safety education is key

Operation Lifesaver's “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaign "highlights the danger of trespassing, and has raised awareness of the tragic results that can occur when people trespass."

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