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MARTA audit urges new revenue sources

Accessibility| September 25, 2012
Agency, which will likely exhaust reserves by fiscal 2018, should launch more aggressive advertising, charge parking fees and look to outsource up to a dozen functions to bring new revenues.

ABA chief testifies before House on Amtrak subsidies

Motorcoach| September 25, 2012
Peter Pantuso told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that motorcoach transportation in the U.S. continues strong growth and remains exceptionally competitive against other modes of transportation, especially considering that Amtrak remains heavily subsidized by the federal government.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

MBTA taps Beverly Scott for GM

Board voted unanimously to appoint her as the new GM and chief executive. She has worked in the transportation industry for 30 years, and will be the agency’s first female GM.
Rail| September 24, 2012

Amtrak launches 'History' site

Features a collection of historic photographs, ads, route guides, timetable covers and other resources from employees that celebrates Amtrak’s more than 40 years as the nation’s intercity passenger rail provider.
Rail| September 24, 2012

Siemens develops PTC system

Hosted executive representatives from Class-1 freight railroads, commuter lines and the FRA for live demonstrations of the Trainguard PTC technology from July to September 2012 at the Transportation Technology Center near Pueblo, Colo.
Motorcoach| September 24, 2012

MCI delivers to 4 J4500s Texas

Features include a spiral stair entryway, tiered theater seating for 56, electronic stability control, and the newest clean-diesel engine technology for near zero emissions.
Bus| September 24, 2012

Maryland MTA adds 3 electric buses

Will replace three of the fleet’s oldest diesel buses, and will be inductively charged by stopping on an electromagnetic pad located at a bus stop along a "Green" Route, on which the bus will operate.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Calif.’s OCTA partners for service animal training

Working with Knott’s Berry Farm to help service animals and handlers get accustomed to navigating public buses. Handlers and service animals will have access to enter the theme park in order to train around large groups of people and various unfamiliar sights and sounds.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Finalists named for top Jacksonville, Fla. transit post

Stephen Bland, CEO of Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County; Carolyn Flowers, CEO of the Charlotte (N.C.) Area Transit System; and Mikel Oglesby, GM of Calif.'s SunLine Transit Agency are the three finalists.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Halifax Metro Transit missing onboard announcements

Agency has yet to implement regular onboard announcements of stops that could help visually impaired passengers, nearly one year after releasing its accessibility report. Says implementation is three to five years away, mostly due to cost.

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