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VIA Rail partners to expand global reach

Rail| October 30, 2014
AccesRail offers an easy way for passenger rail carriers to sell tickets through IATA certified travel agents, by using their established airline booking systems.

MCI opening new Canadian sales, service center

Bus| October 30, 2014
The new location will also feature new MCI and Setra coaches; pre-owned coach inventory; parts for MCI, Setra and other-make coaches and buses; and an MCI Mobile Maintenance unit.
Bus| October 30, 2014

Chicago unveils 2 New Flyer Xcelsior electric buses

While CTA’s electric buses are the first New Flyer XE40 heavy-duty transit buses to enter into regular transit service, an earlier prototype bus has undergone all-weather service testing in Winnipeg, Canada and has been operating in shuttle service since March 2014.
Rail| October 29, 2014

NJ transit agencies preparing for future Sandy-like storms

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.
Government Issues| October 29, 2014

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

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.

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