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Community Transit CEO, Eleanor to step down

Accessibility| July 10, 2014
Eleanor, the longest-tenured leader of the six Puget Sound transit agencies, presided over unprecedented expansion of transit services in Snohomish County, including the introduction of the state's first bus rapid transit line, Swift.

Hong Kong rail uses artificial intelligence to deploy engineers

Management & Operations| July 9, 2014
System saves MTR two days a week of wrangling over the repair schedule. Also, repair teams now have 30 minutes longer to finish their night's work — a small time boost that saves MTR $800,000 a year.
Accessibility| July 9, 2014

Dallas makes final prep for opening rail line to airport

DART and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are making final preparations on the last segment of the Orange Line, which arrives at the new Airport Station on Monday, Aug. 18.
Management & Operations| July 9, 2014

Keolis names industry vets to oversee MBTA rail contract

Thomas M. Mulligan as GM and Gerald C. Francis as Deputy GM of Keolis Commuter Services in Boston, will be overseeing the MBTA’s commuter rail contract, which Keolis began operating on July 1.
Bus| July 9, 2014

House proposes $10.5 billion, 8-month transportation bill

The GOP proposal, released Tuesday afternoon, comes as lawmakers scramble to come up with a way to replenish the Department of Transportation's depleted Highway Trust Fund before a predicted August bankruptcy date.
Accessibility| July 9, 2014

APTA marks 50th anniversary of Urban Mass Transportation Act

Signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, UMTA created the program for federal investment in public transportation systems across the U.S. by providing grants and loans to assist local transportation systems.
Management & Operations| July 9, 2014

Amtrak seeks new high-speed trains

In an RFP, Amtrak is seeking up to 28 next-generation high-speed trainsets capable of meeting or exceeding current Acela trip-times on the existing NEC infrastructure. The new equipment is intended to have 40% more seats per train than current trainsets.
Bus| July 8, 2014

Apollo Video recognized for delivery performance

Supplier Delivery Performance Award honors suppliers that have provided New Flyer with more than 50 deliveries over a 12-month period with an on-time performance at the New Flyer-established standard of three days early and one day late to dock date.
Bus| July 8, 2014

Swiss electric bus charges in 15 seconds

When the bus pulls up to a stop, a battery on the rooftop automatically jumps up to the overhead charger, hooks in, and charges. After the first bus was tested in Geneva, the city committed to replace an entire line with the technology.
Bus| July 8, 2014

London bus stop made out of LEGO bricks

More than 100,000 LEGO bricks were used for the shelter located near the iconic London-based toy store, Hamleys, on Regent Street.

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