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Michigan awarded $197M for track, signal upgrades

Rail| October 10, 2011
Funds will support track and signal improvements between Detroit and Kalamazoo, Mich., which will allow for speeds of up to 110 mph on 77 percent of Amtrak’s Wolverine and Blue Water services between Detroit and Chicago, resulting in a 30-minute reduction in travel time between those destinations.

Calif. to re-introduce alternate high-speed rail route

Rail| October 6, 2011
In response to stakeholder, agency and public feedback on the high-speed train alignment that bypasses Hanford to the east, the authority will re-introduce an alternative route, along with an alternative station location to serve the Kings/Tulare region along that portion of the Fresno to Bakersfield section.
Bus| October 6, 2011

Fort Worth's The T launches BRT-like service

Holding 50 percent more passengers than The T's largest 40-foot buses, the NABI artics will eliminate over-crowding and prevent having to bypass passengers waiting at stops during peak times because buses are full.
Bus| October 6, 2011

Bill proposed to improve air quality around infrastructure projects

The bill aims to achieve a priority set in the last surface transportation authorization by expanding access to federal dollars under existing transportation programs for diesel engine upgrades. Diesel fuel powers most heavy machinery and vehicles used on construction sites.
Bus| October 6, 2011

APTA report touts industry's success

The "The Case for Business Investment in Public Transportation" reinforces that there has been a steady growth trend over the past three decades and it is now a $55 billion industry. The data in this report point to an even more prominent future standing.
Bus| October 6, 2011

Ubisense chosen for Canadian project

Solotech and ISR Transit formed a partnership to deliver this solution to RTL and chose the Ubisense TYM solution for the RTL deployment which is scheduled to be completed in March 2012.
Accessibility| October 6, 2011

Md. MTA awarded $3.7M in JARC, New Freedom grants

Projects funded through these programs must be derived from the Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plans for the respective regions applying for the grants.
Rail| October 6, 2011

Alstom wins French tram order

The Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile metropolitan region is the first municipality to acquire Alstom's new Citadis Compact tramway, the first model in the New Generation Citadis range, and has now become the 20th French metropolitan region to choose Citadis technology.
Bus| October 5, 2011

Proterra taps David Bennett for CEO

Bennett brings significant experience in the power unit and vehicle industry, serving most recently as vice president of business development for the industrial sector at Eaton Corp. He also spent time in other operating and corporate managerial roles with Honeywell and General Electric.
Bus| October 5, 2011

APTA honors transit industry stars

Winners included MBTA, for its Open Data Initiative, and the Regional Transit Authority of New Orleans, for its comeback after Hurricane Katrina.

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