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TTC launches free Wi-Fi at 2 subway stations

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

Chicago Transit to stop cleaning railcars during day

Rail| December 11, 2013
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.
Rail| December 11, 2013

Alstom to upgrade Italian rail signaling

Contract worth approximately $165M for the consortium, with Alstom’s share worth approximately $110M. The project is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2017.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Eaton unveils fast charger for electric vehicle market

On a recent demonstration route, HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles per day utilizing 100% on-route charging.
Accessibility| December 10, 2013

Public transportation to fuel movement for Super Bowl

Approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation – via bus, train, and high occupancy vehicles.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Detroit RTA funding stalls in state Legislature

May stymy transportation goals for the region if the agency does not receive $1.7 million in a supplemental appropriations bill. Its only other option may be to draw money from local transit providers such as SMART and DDOT.
Accessibility| December 10, 2013

UTA, Salt Lake City partner on expanding transit

Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile of where they live or work, and having transit operation hours mirror the times people travel to and from work. UTA is also working on a distance-based fare system.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Dutch bus drivers to test fatigue warning system

Royal Beuk BV, a Dutch luxury bus company, is outfitting 20 vehicles with a system that is designed to detect if a driver is becoming drowsy. The technology, created by Seeing Machines, uses infrared light and a camera to track eye movements.
Government Issues| December 10, 2013

Feds award Metrolink $75M for extension

The 24-mile Perris Valley Line will serve the California communities of Alessandro, Moreno Valley and Perris and improve transit options for commuters east and south of downtown Riverside.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Charlotte's transit system, union reach agreement

Bus operations will continue with regular service while a vote by the full union membership is scheduled for Thursday. Both parties have been in contract negotiations throughout the summer and fall.

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