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AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

Bus| February 24, 2015

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

Foxx wraps bus tour, announces proposed rail safety rulemaking

Government Issues| February 24, 2015

The rule would require adoption and enforcement of federal and state safety laws, and require SSOAs to be financially and legally independent of the rail transit systems they oversee.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2015

Ariz.'s Valley Metro, GlobeSherpa team for 'Ridekick'

By launching the free app, which pulls real-time schedule data, riders can plan a trip and get up-to-the-minute arrival times on bus or light rail. Riders can view available public transit options based on current location, plan a future trip and bookmark their favorite routes.

Management & Operations| February 24, 2015

Md. MTA audit finds budget gap, fuel overpayments

One major issue the audit found was the MTA effectively paid double for fueling its paratransit fleet, by including fuel costs in the hourly payment and then paying again for fuel separately. The overpayments totaled about $10 million.

Rail| February 24, 2015

Metrolink train collides with truck, derails

The VC Line 102 train, which was headed southbound to Los Angeles, hit the produce truck around 5:45 a.m. The truck caught fire and five train cars derailed with three landing on their side. The driver of the truck fled the scene, but was detained for questioning. No fatalities were reported.

Sustainability| February 24, 2015

Proterra adds vehicle flexibility with new extended-range battery

With the introduction of the new TerraVolt extended-range battery, Proterra buses can now be configured to travel up to 180 miles between charges.

Management & Operations| February 23, 2015

Transdev contract extended in La.

Transdev has operated the Jefferson Transit system for over 60 years. The company provides operations and maintenance services for JeT, utilizing 58 vehicles and 122 employees for fixed-route bus and paratransit services.

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Paratransit firm in $400K dispute with Miami-Dade County

Transportation America’s 5-year, $208 million contract states the county will withhold the disputed amounts from the company while the dispute is resolved. But, transit officials say they are conceding to TA attorneys who claim the contract language is ambiguous and letting the company hold the cash.

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Fla. paratransit subcontractor may get county help

Two Wheels sought help from Palm Beach County after it reached an agreement to terminate its contract with Metro Mobility, which had drawn complaints for poor and unreliable paratransit service.

Accessibility| February 23, 2015

Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide

According to police, the Hampton Roads Transit bus driver saw the person traveling on the street in the direction of the bus and swerved at the last second to avoid a direct collision with the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair struck the right side of the bus.

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