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ABB’s energy storage work with the SEPTA wins innovation award

Rail| October 9, 2014
Originally installed in April 2012, the “Wayside Energy Storage Project" captures braking energy for redistribution into the SEPTA power network while generating revenue with behind the meter load response to sustain the local grid and the wholesale energy market.

Better public transportation could save U.S. $100 trillion by 2050

Bus| October 9, 2014
The study looked at two possibilities for the year 2050 — what would happen if cities continue with business as usual, and what would happen if they start to follow some of the most transit-friendly cities today, like Copenhagen or Tokyo.
Bus| October 9, 2014

N.Y., San Francisco best cities to commute without car

The study used ranked each metro region by how long it takes people to get to work: Jobs that can be reached within 10 minutes are worth more than those accessible with 20 minutes, and so on, up to 60 minutes.
Bus| October 9, 2014

BYD drives vehicle from Calif. to Houston for EXPO

The vehicle travelled 1,500 miles in all and was charged along the way at 10 locations where BYD simply connected the vehicle into the AC power grid to charge up in two to three hours.
Motorcoach| October 9, 2014

Arrow Stage Lines adds 2 MCI J4500s

The delivery includes the 7,000th model to roll off the E/J line at MCI's Winnipeg facility. The motorcoach operator also added two new Setra S 417s.
Management & Operations| October 8, 2014

Portland Streetcar bans girl who brought killer pit bull onboard

The teen girl who brought a pit bull involved in a deadly fight onto the Portland Streetcar, which killed another dog, has been banned from riding the streetcar for 90 days.
Management & Operations| October 8, 2014

Tour of the futuristic roof on Calif.'s high-speed rail station

The multimodal center features a specially designed roof constructed with ETFE, a lightweight polymer that allows natural light to enter the cavernous space.
Management & Operations| October 8, 2014

Brookville Equipment Corp. President Conrad retires

CEO Dalph McNeil to Serve as interim president for Pennsylvania-based manufacturer.
Rail| October 8, 2014

NJ TRANSIT could lead Glassboro-Camden rail plans

In July, the FTA informed the Delaware River Port Authority that they would not perform the necessary environmental study because "no agency has said it would build or operate the line."
Rail| October 8, 2014

MBTA restoring weekend commuter rail service on three lines

The announcement signals a return to the services previously provided to these three lines: Saturday and Sunday service to the Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines and Saturday service to the Needham line. The schedules serving the area will mirror those previously offered.

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