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FMCSA’s ‘Fit, Willing and Able’ reg aims to increase safety

Motorcoach| August 9, 2012
Reinforces the agency's policy of not granting operating authority to companies that create new identities or affiliate relationships to avoid a negative safety history. It also clarifies that the agency will scrutinize companies that have had their operating authority suspended or revoked within the past six years.

China to supply HSR components to Siemens

Rail| August 9, 2012
The $14 million order includes lengths of aluminum alloy to be fashioned as the roofing, floors and walls of high-speed passenger railcars.
Accessibility| August 9, 2012

Veolia renews Indiana's TRANSPO contract

Over the next three years Veolia will be implementing additional programs that will focus on both safety and customer service.
Bus| August 8, 2012

NJ Transit improves customer satisfaction rating

Customers rated their overall satisfaction with the transit service as above average with a score of 6.0 — a substantial increase over the baseline rating of 5.2 — achieving the agency’s FY 2012 goal of 6.0 for customer satisfaction.
Rail| August 8, 2012

Chicago rail operators told to 'load and go'

A long-time policy allowing rail operators to use their discretion in how long they waited at stations for commuters to board appeared to have been scrapped this week due to a memo issued by a Chicago Transit Authority GM.
Rail| August 8, 2012

UNLV considers creating an HSR study program

A transportation expert and a university professor are looking to leverage Las Vegas’ potential as a high-speed rail transportation hub to develop a university program dedicated to researching high-speed rail.
Rail| August 8, 2012

Amtrak upgrades Seattle maintenance facility

Completed phase one and two of the process, which included creating an enclosed structure over two tracks and a new three-story maintenance warehouse and administrative office that replaced functions formerly performed in trailers.
Rail| August 8, 2012

Las Vegas X Train chooses station contractor

R&O Construction's responsibilities for the X Train's Las Vegas Station include assembling a project team, choosing subcontractors, and evaluating design for budget and time considerations.
Rail| August 8, 2012

Siemens awarded Calif. railcar refurbishment contract

The refurbishment will add approximately 15 years of additional useful life to the vehicles, while new vehicles are typically built to last 30 years. Siemens will also modernize the vehicle's communications, event recorders and auxiliary power systems.
Rail| August 8, 2012

Honolulu begins train maintenance facility construction

Along with the train system control center, the facility will house a maintenance building for track inspection and repairs; a train vehicle wash facility; and train wheel repair center.

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