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NATSCO names new VP, sales & business development

Bus| September 12, 2014
Specializing in a variety of after-market parts for transit buses, highway coaches, school buses and passenger rail, Natsco has brought together an exceptional hard working team of experienced personnel with well over 150 combined years of industry experience.

San Diego cab drivers critical of body odor test

Accessibility| September 12, 2014

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie, which includes proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

Bus| September 12, 2014

$600M in TIGER grants announced

The U.S. DOT received 797 eligible applications from 49 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia, an increase from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested 15 times the $600 million available for the program, or $9 billion for needed transportation projects.
Bus| September 12, 2014

As business increases, Texas town explores public transportation

Flower Mound is a non-funding member of the Denton County Transportation Authority, which means it votes on the board but does not fund its services. Public transportation in the city has been discussed for years, but its participation has been limited.
Bus| September 12, 2014

NJ Transit plans move to larger buses, railcars

Move to multilevel railcars would increase available seats by 6% while decreasing the number of railcars in the fleet, while switching to 45-foot buses would increase overall seating capacity by 7%, according to the agency.
Accessibility| September 12, 2014

CATS approves negotiating long-term contract with interim CEO

Bob Mirabito was first hired on an interim basis in May of last year, at a time when several board changes and the resignation of former CEO Brian Marshall had left the transit system on shaky ground.
Bus| September 11, 2014

MBTA looking at ways to boost ridership

Eliminating the use of cash on buses and introducing the mobile app used by commuter rail passengers to other public transit lines are strategies under consideration by state officials as ridership numbers have declined due to steady fare increases.
Bus| September 11, 2014

NJ Transit expands mobile ticketing app to bus system

Previously available only to rail customers, MyTix will now enable bus customers in southern New Jersey to purchase and display monthly passes using their smart phones.
Bus| September 11, 2014

St. Louis Metro wins $10M TIGER grant

Will be used to build a new MetroLink Station as well as expand the busiest MetroLink station on the light rail system, the Central West End Station, and will be used to create the first section of a bike trail that will connect the new MetroLink station to the regional Great Rivers Greenway trail network.
Rail| September 11, 2014

Chicago Transit to overhaul 3200-series railcars

Will extend the life of the railcars and improve their performance, efficiency and reliability by replacing or rebuilding many of the railcars’ major components

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