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NJ Transit expands MyBus Now program

Bus| April 18, 2013
First launched in fall 2012 as a pilot program serving Trenton-area bus customers, the system uses “smart bus” technology to provide customers with access to real-time bus arrival estimates to a specific bus stop within a 30-minute window.

Gannett Fleming completes Pa. rail station rehab

Bus| April 18, 2013
The Franklin Street Station, which served as the main station for the Reading Railroad Co. starting in 1929, saw its last train depart in 1981 and stood in disrepair for more than three decades.
Bus| April 18, 2013

Nova Bus delivering LFS buses to Canada

Sudbury Transit’s new LFS Smart Buses include many improvements, from the driver partition to the rear of the vehicle. Inspired by aerospace and rail transportation, their design was optimized based on customer and focus group feedback.
Rail| April 17, 2013

C-Tran postpones light rail decision

The board plans on meeting at the end of April to take public comment on the participation-withdrawal question and to gather more information from Columbia River Crossing officials before voting in mid-May.
Rail| April 17, 2013

Calif. high-speed authority announces bid results

The authority had estimated the cost for the design-build contract to be between $1.2 billion and $1.8 billion and determined that Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, who bid $985,142,530, was the “apparent best value.”
Rail| April 17, 2013

Texas county wants high-speed development to DFW Airport

Signs resolution in reaction to reports from the Regional Transportation Council that a private group including Central Japan Railway is proposing bullet-train service between Houston and Dallas, with possibly a terminal in southeast Dallas.
Rail| April 17, 2013

Operation Lifesaver urges photographers to be safe

Last year, more than 800 people were injured or killed while trespassing on railroad property in the U.S., according to preliminary Federal Railroad Administration statistics.
Bus| April 16, 2013

MTA, NJ Transit up security in wake of Boston bombing

Both agencies increased police patrols. NYPD gave additional attention to the subway system and NJ Transit reminded riders to report suspicious activity to the police.
Bus| April 16, 2013

RIPTA taps police commander for CEO

Board voted to offer a one-year contract to Raymond B. Studley, the state police commander put in charge of the authority by Gov. Lincoln Chafee last August. Studley has not yet accepted the job.
Bus| April 16, 2013

N.C. transit to celebrate 20 years

The agency started with 35 staffers. Today, it takes 191 full- and part-time employees to help operate regional bus, vanpool, paratransit, planning, customer service, marketing, public affairs and sustainable transportation services. Ridership for the first year averaged 500 daily compared with 7,000 daily last month.

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