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APTA names Bus Safety & Security Award winners

Accessibility| May 7, 2012
Safety awards went to Monterey-Salinas Transit of Monterey, Calif; San Antonio, Texas-based VIA Metropolitan Transit and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Pierce Transit of Lakewood, Wash. and New York City Transit took home security awards.

New Flyer, Alexander Dennis team to offer ‘midi bus’

Bus| May 7, 2012
Will collaborate to introduce a North American medium-duty low-floor bus (or “midi bus”) specifically developed and tested to a 10-year operational life. New Flyer is responsible for sales, marketing, manufacturing and aftermarket support. Alexander Dennis will engineer, test and develop the prototype.
Rail| May 4, 2012

Mass. opens ARRA-funded transit facilities

The state-of-the-art, energy-efficient John W. Olver Intermodal Center in Greenfield, Mass., will improve access to Amtrak. Meanwhile, the new 350-space parking garage at the North Leominster Commuter Rail Station is one of several improvement projects along MBTA’s Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line.
Accessibility| May 3, 2012

METRO parent acquires Heavy Duty Trucking

Their addition makes Bobit Business Media the largest fleet media company in the world.
Bus| May 3, 2012

Jacksonville, Fla. bus drivers take home top pay with OT

Twenty-four drivers topped $60,000, which is the same as an average computer programmer in the region. Eight drivers made more than $70,000 -- more than an average engineer.
Bus| May 3, 2012

Assaults on MBTA operators on the rise

Many of the assaults stem from incidents where transit police attempt to catch fare evaders, and typically involve people spitting on employees.
Rail| May 3, 2012

MBTA to test biological sensors at stations

These sensors have been designed to enable rapid responses and protective measures within 20 minutes to reduce the impact of a biological terrorist attack.
Rail| May 3, 2012

Veolia names new Tri-Rail GM

Charles “Steve” McClarty brings with him 39 years of railroad safety and operations experience in the rail industry. He held various positions with Amtrak in the Midwest and most recently, while at the Illinois DOT, he served as the Bureau Chief.
Motorcoach| May 3, 2012

Motorcoach Council to help members market to general public

Developed in Europe and spreading to all parts of the world with a consumer focus, "Smart Move" clearly depicts all the benefits of motorcoach travel from the perspective of reducing congestion, reducing the environmental impact of travel, and showing the fun of traveling together as groups.
Bus| May 3, 2012

Chicago police find ways to combat smart phone thefts

The officers have learned to use the “Find My iPhone” features, as well as similar applications that track down other brands of cellphones such as Droids and BlackBerrys.

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