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BART, AC Transit workers may strike at same time

Bus| June 27, 2013
Union leaders said that they may call for one if no contract agreement is reached with BART and AC Transit. If a strike is called, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission plans to help increase other transportation options such as buses and ferries.

Maine transit taps new GM

Bus| June 27, 2013
Greater Portland Transit District selected Gregory M. Jordan of Tempe, Ariz., currently the Deputy Public Works director for the City of Tempe, Ariz. where he provides leadership and strategic direction for the city’s multi-modal transit program.
Government Issues| June 27, 2013

Foxx confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

He replaces Ray LaHood and will immediately confront safety and funding challenges in a large department that oversees the nation’s highway, transit, aviation and rail networks.
Bus| June 27, 2013

Chicago to launch contactless fare system in August

The Ventra system will offer transit customers the convenience and flexibility of a modern fare payment system, including faster boarding, account management and value protection.
Rail| June 27, 2013

TTC renews, extends suicide prevention program

Will continue Crisis Link through July 31, 2018. The program has handled an average of 2.75 incidents per month of people contemplating suicide on the transit system. No person has ever attempted suicide on the TTC immediately after speaking with a Crisis Link counselor.
Bus| June 27, 2013

L.A. Metro unveils security app

Once downloaded, patrons can report suspicious activity, incidents that require law enforcement’s presence and crimes that may occur on board Metro buses and trains.
Government Issues| June 27, 2013

Lawsuit filed against patent troll targeting public transit

APTA seeks to halt frivolous patent infringement claims against public transit systems throughout the country by two foreign companies stating they own or are the exclusive licensee of patents relating to arrival and status messaging systems for the transportation industry.
Motorcoach| June 27, 2013

N.Y. startup aims to be Travelocity for buses

While the company has partnered with 15 bus companies, larger ones like Greyhound haven't signed on, the website's CEO Ben Silverstein said, adding that he is confident they would come around.
Management & Operations| June 27, 2013

N.Y. MTA's Kupferman dies

At various times in her career, Kupferman served the MTA as deputy executive director for policy, planning and capital programs; chief operating officer; member of the MTA board; president of MTA, bridges and tunnels; and senior advisor to the chairman.
Rail| June 26, 2013

Amtrak completes bridge replacement project

The three-year Niantic River Bridge Replacement Project provides improved operational reliability for rail passengers along the Northeast Corridor with increased train speeds, less disruption to the boating community and expanded beach access to area residents.

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