August 8, 2013
John Hertel was one of three finalists, which also included Al Martin, former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut DOT, and Larry Salci, former president/CEO of the Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis.
August 6, 2013
John C. Hertel, the GM of the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART); Albert Martin, a former director of the Detroit DOT and SMART; and Larry E. Salci, a transportation consultant who at age 29 led the Southeastern Michigan Transportation Authority.
April 15, 2013
The van and two new buses come equipped with wheelchair lifts to accommodate disabled passengers and additional seating. The buses have 6.8 liter gasoline engines for better mileage. Each features a seat that converts and accommodates a baby car seat.
April 11, 2013
Will manage the transit operations for Lake Erie Transit and its 65 employees.
March 27, 2013
Farhad Mansourian, GM of SMART, the commuter rail system currently under construction, discusses the status of the project, rider experience comparisons, proposals for connections and, system expansion and cost savings.
December 26, 2012
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District will replace several railroad crossings during January and February.
December 12, 2012
If the additional cars are ordered by the end of the year, they can be purchased at the current price. However, bicycle advocates have criticized the plan because it would take away funds from other projects like bike lanes and sidewalk improvements.
September 17, 2012
On hand to present the awards was past President of the MSBMA and President of Champion Bus John Resnik. Chicago area-based Pace Suburban Bus was the top agency, with more than 1,400 vehicles.
August 3, 2012
A project design report notes "the use of concrete ties resulted in estimated track costs from 10% to 15% lower than the use of timber ties using conventional track construction methods. If a mechanized track laying system were to be employed, costs could be as much as 40% lower."
March 22, 2012
Five transportation advocates launched a three-day tour of Michigan by public transit to draw attention to what's working and what isn’t in the state's system.
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