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NJ TRANSIT in land battle with mobster's family

Management & Operations| November 13, 2014
NJ TRANSIT acquired land from the family of Carmine Franco in early 2010 by condemnation for about $1.6 million, but the family went to court seeking higher compensation. In 2012, a jury said the family deserved $8 million, and the transit agency is appealing the award.

N.Y. MTA, AT&T launch app development challenge

Management & Operations| November 13, 2014
To increase transparency and to give developers new forms of data to work with, the MTA is releasing four new sets of raw data. App developers will be able to use the new data and merge it with existing data to create apps that have never been seen before.
Motorcoach| November 13, 2014

N.Y., Pa. operators add MCI J4500s

Standard features include three-point seat belts, fire suppression and tire pressure monitoring systems.
Management & Operations| November 12, 2014

High-speed rail line quickens DART's transit plans

Officials also believe they have a rough financing plan that could fund the $983.4 million worth of projects in time. A key component that is missing is Texas Central Railway’s decision on the location of its Dallas station.
Rail| November 12, 2014

5 ways riders skip out on fares

NJ TRANSIT Enforcement officers periodically check passengers' tickets, but are not at every station every day. For some, their absence is an invitation for some passengers not to buy a ticket.
Management & Operations| November 12, 2014

New Dubai tramway begins operation

Equipped with Alstom's APS ground-level power supply and the company's Citadis tram vehicles, the system is also the first in the world to be catenary-free all along the six-mile line which features 11 stations.
Rail| November 11, 2014

Man dead after catching on fire atop of Metro-North train

According to police, Brian McClellen, 21, of Ohio, jumped onto the moving train near the Greenwich/Stamford line and rode it for a while before he was shocked and burned after a pantograph came down on him as the train entered the station,
Government Issues| November 11, 2014

Mexico cancels contract for high-speed rail with China-led group

Rival companies had questioned the bidding process for the project, which was won this past week by China Railway Construction Corp Ltd. and China’s CSR Corp. along with a handful of Mexican partners.
Bus| November 11, 2014

Ga. county wins long fight for transit

After struggling for transportation options for 10 years, Clayton County voters overwhelmingly voted to not only join MARTA, but also pay for public transportation programs via a one-cent sales tax.
Management & Operations| November 11, 2014

London smart card users can sign up to be organ donors

Research found that about 90% of Britons said they would donate an organ, but most people were not signed up.

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