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Siemens wins $648M San Francisco railcar contract

Rail| September 23, 2014
With an initial order of 175 light railcars and an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest orders for light railcars ever placed in the U.S.

Bombardier to supply light rail vehicles to Manchester system in U.K.

Rail| September 23, 2014
Together with consortium partner Vossloh Kiepe, company has signed an option to supply 16 additional *BOMBARDIER *FLEXITY Swift light rail vehicles (LRVs) to Transport for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink system.
Management & Operations| September 23, 2014

Alstom launches maintenance tool, ERTMS systems at Innotrans

HealthHub, a predictive maintenance tool monitors the health of trains, infrastructure and signaling assets, while the Atlas 400 and 500 scalable ERTMS systems are applicable for resignalling upgrades or a new-build project.
Bus| September 23, 2014

Bus co. in Del. crash had safety violations

The New York-based tour bus company involved in Sunday's crash that killed two women and injured 48 east of Red Lion had been cited in July for working a driver too many hours, and collected 18 safety violations since August 2012, federal records show.
Management & Operations| September 23, 2014

D.C. Metro bringing back computer-driven trains 5 years after fatal crash

Starting early next month, in a process known as automatic train operation, computers will take over driving a half-dozen Red Line trains daily during non-peak hours, Metro GM Richard Sarles said.
Accessibility| September 22, 2014

U. of Michigan shuttle looks to increase ridership

The Detroit Connector, now in its second year of operation after being renewed as a part of the University’s Detroit Center budget, made its first journey of this year Sept. 18 running on grant money. The service is free, and the Connector staff plans to keep it that way for as long as possible, though a $5 donation per ride is suggested.
University| September 22, 2014

Ridesharing seeing notable growth among college students

Uber, Lyft and other similar brands, are keen to expand their user bases by offering ridesharing services at competitive prices.
Rail| September 22, 2014

Princeton Dinky advocacy group will not appeal decision

The Surface Transportation Board ruled in July that New Jersey Transit is exempt from federal oversight. Two lawsuits filed by residents and the group Save the Dinky are still active at the New Jersey Appellate Division level.
University| September 22, 2014

Penn St. forms student transportation commission

Representatives will meet monthly with Transportation Services leadership to discuss questions and concerns raised by University students as well as upcoming projects and initiatives.
University| September 22, 2014

Ohio University highlights new transportation programs

The school's transportation and parking services department has added GPS technology to track campus shuttles, a new car-sharing network and more.

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