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Amazon.com offers $5.5M to pay for streetcar, bike lanes

Rail| September 25, 2012
Hopes to offset impact of 12,000 new employees that would work at a planned high-rise campus site.

Smart card group showcases open fare payment

Bus| September 25, 2012
During the meeting, agencies discussed strategies for accepting open bank card payments for public transportation; challenges and opportunities for commuter rail; best practices for transit business and technical architectures; financial industry technologies and directions that affect fare collection; and the impact of new fare collection systems on fare policy.
Bus| September 25, 2012

NYCT launching signal priority pilot

System will hold traffic signals green, allowing bus customers to shave time off of their commutes and improving bus on-time performance.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2012

MCI partners on legacy MCI and Setra parts

MCI Service Parts established a relationship with Vintage Parts Inc., which will inventory MCI and Setra parts classified as inactive, obsolete or discontinued, along with parts that would have otherwise been scrapped.
Bus| September 25, 2012

CapMetro passes FY2013 budget

Adopted was a $193.9 million operating budget, a $64.3 million capital budget and $16.2 million to fund interlocal agreements and other expenses.
Accessibility| September 25, 2012

MARTA audit urges new revenue sources

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.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2012

ABA chief testifies before House on Amtrak subsidies

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.

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