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Fort Worth's The T names new president/CEO

Bus| February 13, 2014
Paul J. Ballard, current CEO of the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee, will begin his new position in April.

TriMet supporting law that aims to protect rider data

Bus| February 13, 2014
Raising concerns about Oregon Public Records Law, which would require the transit agency to release personal information about riders gathered through electronic fare collection upon request. Supporting proposed House Bill 4086, which would exempt information on customers’ personal travel patterns.
Government Issues| February 13, 2014

Bus driver conviction upheld in deadly Va. crash

The 2011 accident that Kin Yiu Cheung was involved in killed four riders. The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected his claims that prosecutors did not prove he demonstrated reckless disregard for human life, saying there was substantial evidence that Cheung knew he was in no condition to drive.
Bus| February 13, 2014

APTA: Public transportation users save $9,960 annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.
Government Issues| February 12, 2014

FMCSA proposes drug, alcohol testing clearinghouse

Would would make it easier to determine whether a bus or truck driver is prohibited from operating a commercial motor vehicle for failing to comply with federal drug and alcohol regulations, including mandatory testing.
Rail| February 12, 2014

Amtrak puts first of 70 new Siemens railcars into service

The new electric locomotive departed Boston on Feb. 7. The new locomotives will serve Amtrak Northeast Corridor operations and match existing trip-times at speeds up to 125 mph.
Rail| February 12, 2014

Calif.’s $1B Metro Gold Line more than halfway complete

Finished eight at-grade street crossings, 15 bridge structures, 40% of the Operations Campus and 70% of the utility work. When fully complete, the project will include six new light rail stations with intermodal parking facilities.
Rail| February 12, 2014

Alstom wins Spanish high-speed contract

Company’s scope includes the engineering and project management, as well as the supply of catenary system, 2x25kV traction substation and autotransformer stations including associated traction power control system.
Rail| February 12, 2014

Report: Rail to airport connections a growing trend

CNBC focused on cities providing rail transportation to airports and how the trend has proven both convenient and financially beneficial.
Rail| February 12, 2014

$67B building cost estimated for Calif. HSR first phase

The estimate is for constructing the first 520-mile phase of the train line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. That is about 1% less than the $68.4 billion estimate from the 2012 business plan.

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