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MBTA offers $30 an hour to shovel snow

Management & Operations| February 17, 2015

The transit system shut down completely on Sunday for the storm that dumped 16.2 inches of snow in the city, and rail and bus lines were operating on a limited schedule Monday.

The Angels and Villains of Public Transit, According to Twitter

Management & Operations| February 13, 2015

Users have not been kind to public transit, a recent USC study shows.The nation’s top agencies earn more ire on the social media site than airlines and evoke as much disdain as police departments. Many systems had more angst directed at them in 140 characters than did the Internal Revenue Service.

Rail| February 13, 2015

T&I Committee approves rail bill markup

During the legislation markup, the Committee also approved 12 General Services Administration Capital Investment and Leasing Program resolutions that will result in “$111 million in taxpayer savings,” and the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Views and Estimates of the Committee.

Security and Safety | February 13, 2015

L.A. Metro, 12 other organizations receive FTA safety grants

Management & Operations| February 13, 2015

Translink replaces CEO to 'restore public confidence'

Agnecy has recently come under fire after two lengthy SkyTrain breakdowns occurred this summer. It has also had problems with the rollout of its Compass card program.

Rail| February 12, 2015

Paris orders more trains from Alstom-Bombardier consortium

The new trains — set to be delivered during 2017 — will operate on the RER line A, which carries 1.2 million passengers per day, making it the busiest regional line in Europe.

Government Issues| February 12, 2015

Foxx bus tour to highlight need for infrastructure investment

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.

Management & Operations| February 12, 2015

N.Y.'s CDTA launches responsive website

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.

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