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NJ transit agencies preparing for future Sandy-like storms

Rail| October 29, 2014
While NJ Transit and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey continue repairing damages created by Hurricane Sandy, both are also simultaneously making preparations for similar storms that may occur in the future.

Amtrak forms 'Blue Ribbon Panel' to address Chicago rail gridlock

Government Issues| October 29, 2014
Panel members on the Chicago Gateway Initiative include Jack Quinn, former U.S. Congressman and past chairman of the U.S. House Railroads Subcommittee; Linda Morgan, former chair of the Surface Transportation Board; and Tom Carper, Amtrak board member and past chairman.
Rail| October 29, 2014

L.B. Foster to acquire Balfour Beatty unit, FWO

The German business provides track lubrication and switch roller equipment for international railway applications.
Management & Operations| October 28, 2014

Keolis prepares for slippery rail season caused by fall foliage

When train wheels run over wet leaves, the tremendous force crushes the leaves into a Teflon-like coating that can later cause train wheels to lose traction with the rail.
Government Issues| October 28, 2014

NTSB finds several recurring safety issues at Metro-North

Within an 11-month period from May 2013 through March 2014, the NTSB launched investigations into five significant accidents involving Metro North. Taken together, these accidents resulted in six fatalities and 126 injuries.
Bus| October 28, 2014

Can you get Ebola on public transportation?

The short answer is that public transportation users either on the same train or riding after the doctor are at “very minimal to zero risk.”
Bus| October 28, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,811 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the Oct. 23, 2014 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.
Bus| October 28, 2014

FMCSA awards $1M to train, place vets in driving careers

The grant program program was established by Congress in 2005 to expand the number of CDL holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses.
Management & Operations| October 28, 2014

Chicago transit, police unveil counterterrorism program

Through the new federally-funded initiative, teams of officers will be deployed to high-traffic CTA rail stations several times a week to conduct quick, randomized tests of bags to detect possible explosive materials — similar to efforts undertaken during large events in the city.

Accessibility| October 27, 2014

PERC adds propane autogas cost calculator

The calculator estimates potential fuel savings and ROI with clean, American-made propane when compared with conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.

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