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Kawasaki celebrates 25 years of manufacturing in N.Y.

Rail| May 15, 2013
During the past quarter-century, the manufacturer has sustained hundreds of jobs, while producing more than 2,500 railcars at its plant, which sits in the heart of the Northeast Corridor. Kawasaki is currently working on the next generation of the 7 line subway cars that will be supplied to New York City Transit.

FTA makes $21.9M available for public transportation safety

Bus| May 14, 2013
In addition to the funds, the agency also announced a flexible new policy, known as Safety Management Systems, which the U.S. DOT has officially adopted to help guide states and transit agencies alike in managing safety risks in a proactive, cost-effective way.
Accessibility| May 14, 2013

National Express Transit launches new Web portal

The website has been a work in progress since the division, formed by the company’s parent National Express Group, launched the North American transit subsidiary more than a year ago.
Bus| May 14, 2013

Seon adds 13-channel mobile DVR to lineup

Paired with CHW HD bus camera, the DX-HD is ideal for transit and school bus surveillance applications where image clarity is essential, such as in accident reconstruction or license plate capture.
Bus| May 14, 2013

NABI production now entirely in U.S.

Company’s previous two-step business approach, with heavy manufacturing relegated to its plants in Hungary, and with final assembly accomplished at its Anniston, Ala., has now been entirely discontinued.
Management & Operations| May 14, 2013

Amtrak introduces new Siemens trains

The first units of the $466 million order, to be used in the northeast, will be field tested this summer for entry into revenue service in the fall.
Bus| May 14, 2013

GO Transit breaks ground on bus facility

Will include indoor storage for up to 36 buses and outdoor storage for four buses; indoor service bays for fueling, bus wash, inspection, cleaning and running repairs; building service support areas including equipment and storage rooms; and staff facilities and parking.
Bus| May 14, 2013

Pierce Transit’s workforce, service cuts raise concern

The agency’s plan to cut 10% of its workforce and 28% of its annual service hours in September received a backlash from the public, and spurred a union vote of no confidence in the CEO. The cuts are a result of a sales tax increase measure that was rejected by voters in November.
Bus| May 14, 2013

TriMet launches mobile ticketing app pilot

Approximately 150 riders were chosen from more than 1,500 applicants to test the mobile application. They will test the app for about a month and provide feedback through surveys. Once the beta test is completed and feedback incorporated, the agency expects to launch the mobile ticketing app to all riders later this summer.
Accessibility| May 13, 2013

Utah bus service on hold for not meeting ADA requirements

Salt Lake Express did not receive federal funding for its plan to offer daily bus service. It did not meet the requirement that every bus in the fleet be ADA compliant. The company offered to provide wheelchair-equipped buses for trips when passengers requested them.

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