TTC rail suicide hotline making a difference

During the first year of the agency’s suicide prevention program, the number of suicide-related incidents on Toronto’s subway system fell to 13, half the number that occurred in 2010.

Chicago Transit to overhaul bus, rail facilities

The transit authority will spend $205 million on the overhaul, which is expected to create more than 500 jobs.

N.Y. Public Transit group to hold 'Great Ideas' conference

Held Sept. 19 to 20 at The Saratoga Hilton and City Center, the conference includes nationally recognized speakers, the state’s only transit industry trade show, and a film festival.

Nokia offers transit app for Windows phone

The app, which has been in beta testing for a couple of months, lets you put in a location and immediately get back a number of routes, presented as timelines of walking, waiting and riding.

TriMet wins union contract dispute

The agency’s Last Best Offer takes effect as the union contract. The new contract is retroactive to when the previous contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 757 expired, November 30, 2009. The new contract expires November 30, 2012.

NJ Transit cracks down on ticket fraud

More than 200 arrests related to counterfeit activity have been made in the past two years. Agency train crews began using UV scanners to inspect weekly and monthly passes, which now contain an anti-counterfeit measure that can only be detected with these special UV scanners.

Federal leaders highlight new transit safety authority

MAP-21 requires, among other things, that FTA define and establish a State Safety Oversight program to ensure that rail transit systems are meeting stringent safety requirements.

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