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Capital Metro's Watson announces retirement

Management & Operations| August 1, 2017

Some key accomplishments during Watson’s tenure include stabilizing the labor structure by transitioning bus operators and maintenance staff to private contractors and overseeing the planning and implementation of improvements to MetroRail.

Transportation technologies receive $600K from U. of Mich.

University| July 31, 2017

The statewide program funds translational research applications in advanced transportation materials, robotics and autonomy, sensors, electric vehicle drivetrain/propulsion, software/controls/data, and advanced manufacturing processes. 

Government Issues| July 31, 2017

FTA files NPRM to streamline private sector investment in transit projects

Recipients of Federal funding for public transportation projects would be allowed to identify specific FTA regulations, practices, procedures, or guidance documents that may be an impediment to the use of a P3 or private investment in that project.

Management & Operations| July 31, 2017

Industry vet John Maddox launches new consultant company

The Transit Bus Technical Advisors team specializes in assisting transit agencies, bus manufacturers, and fellow consultants with technical expertise regarding diesel, CNG, hybrid-electric, fuel-cell, and all-electric heavy-duty buses in an advisory role.

Rail| July 31, 2017

Light rail project to connect Duke with UNC clears another FTA hurdle

Letter to GoTriangle cautioned that “the President’s Budget for FY 2018 proposes no funding for new projects, and thus GoTriangle acknowledges that it is undertaking additional work at its own risk, which may not receive Capital Investment Grants funding.”

Management & Operations| July 31, 2017

Cubic Clipper Card ops, maintenance contract extended

The extended contract period is from Nov. 2019 to Nov. 2024, and is valued at approximately $25 million per year.

Accessibility| July 31, 2017

Study focuses on economics of transportation needs for rural elderly

Rural residents are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of staying in place or moving closer to healthcare and other services.

Management & Operations| July 30, 2017

LA Metro launches workforce development program

Career pathways include construction, non-construction opportunities in operations/maintenance, administration and professional services in the transportation industry.

Bus| July 28, 2017

LA Metro board approves contracts for electric, CNG buses

In total, the board approved the purchase of 60 BYD electric buses, 35 electric New Flyer artics, 65 New Flyer CNG artics, and 295 CNG buses from ENC.

Sustainability| July 28, 2017

Irizar lands electric bus contracts in Barcelona, Madrid

With the capture of these 22 new units for the mainland market, Irizar e-mobility has become the market leader for 100% electric zero-emission buses in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and San Sebastián.

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