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AC Transit to streamline fares

Bus| December 12, 2013
Canceled a fare increase planned for this summer. The agency opted to eliminate paper transfers, institute a Day Pass and offer local discounts for Clipper Card users instead.

BRT improves quality of life in cities, report says

Bus| December 12, 2013
Findings point to mode's capacity to improve quality of life by reducing travel time, improving local air quality, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and preventing road fatalities and crashes.
Management & Operations| December 12, 2013

6 public-private teams compete to build Md. light rail

In late 2014 or early 2015, MDOT / MTA will select a preferred partner and recommend the final agreement to the Board of Public Works for their review and approval. Construction could begin in spring 2015.
Bus| December 12, 2013

APTA: Extend the commuter tax benefit

President and CEO Michael Melaniphy issued a statement urging Congress to vote to extend the commuter tax benefit, which is set to expire on Dec. 31.
Motorcoach| December 12, 2013

Feds shuts down 52 'unsafe' coach operations

Twenty operators were immediately shut down for violations and posing an imminent hazard to the public and 32 were issued "Unsatisfactory" safety ratings and shut down after failing to remedy critical and acute violations.
Management & Operations| December 11, 2013

Ottawa light rail to use automated fare system for stations

Will use turnstiles for major stations and replace Transpo personnel with computer help stations that will offer basic transit tips and let riders speak to an attendant.
Rail| December 11, 2013

FRA issues safety advisory on speed restriction compliance

Recommendations include having railroad operators review the circumstances of the Metro-North derailment with their operating employees and provide instruction to employees on the importance of compliance with maximum authorized train speed limits.
Rail| December 11, 2013

Bombardier, Alstom unveil new Montreal railcars

The Société de transport de Montréal has ordered 468 of the new-generation cars, with deliveries expected to continue until 2018.
Rail| December 11, 2013

TTC launches free Wi-Fi at 2 subway stations

BAI Canada is paying the transit agency $25 million over 20 years for the rights to install and operate the network.
Rail| December 11, 2013

Chicago Transit to stop cleaning railcars during day

Trains will be cleaned only on the midnight shifts starting at the first of the year, because the CTA is eliminating all morning and mid-afternoon jobs for car servicer positions, which was part of the agency’s ex-offenders program.

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