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Possible strike would shut down largest commuter rail system in U.S.

Government Issues| July 10, 2014
New York’s MTA and unions representing employees of Long Island Rail Road are reconvening Thursday at noon to work out a deal to avert a strike that would hobble about 300,000 daily commuters amid Long Island’s peak tourism season.

Trans/Air Mfg. launches compressor kit for Ford chassis

Bus| July 10, 2014
TM43 Mount & Drive kit for Ford F650/F750 chassis with Cummins Diesel 6.7L engines has a capacity of 80K (SAE) /128K (IMACA) Btu/hr to cool the passenger compartment in addition to and separate from a 15K (SAE) / 24K (IMACA) Btu/hr OEM dash air system.
Bus| July 10, 2014

Singing on Winnipeg Transit buses a ticketable offense

The rule came as part of a larger transit bylaw that makes it against the law not to pay your bus fare and establishes an array of “inappropriate conduct” for which someone can be kicked off a bus or fined.
Management & Operations| July 10, 2014

Grand jury report faults Calif.'s SMART oversight

At the outset of the economic recession, the rail agency failed to be inform voters about risks to its tax revenue projections.
Bus| July 10, 2014

UMA members have winning day on Capitol Hill

Message points included federal minimum financial responsibility limits, preservation of charter bus protections, return to zero federal fuel tax for over-the-road buses, increased opportunities for contracting with local transit agencies and a host of regulatory reforms.
Bus| July 10, 2014

Transportation YOU Summit seeks to close industry’s gender gap

Event, which was designed to introduce, inspire, and guide high-school girls toward a future in STEM studies and a career in the transportation industry, spanned five days that included a visit to USDOT’s Crisis Management Center for behind-the-scenes tour of the area.
Accessibility| July 10, 2014

Community Transit CEO, Eleanor to step down

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.
Management & Operations| July 9, 2014

Hong Kong rail uses artificial intelligence to deploy engineers

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.

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