METRO publisher promoted to VP

Frank Di Giacomo’s new title is part of the changes brought on by METRO parent Bobit Business Media’s recent acquisition of Newport Business Media.

D.C. Metro launches bike and ride facility

The new Bike & Ride — the first of its kind for Metro — is a 2,400-square foot, secure, enclosed parking structure. It features bright LED lighting, security cameras, an emergency callbox, card-controlled access, and a bike repair stand equipped with a variety of tools for the convenience of riders who may need to make quick bicycle repairs.

New Orleans transit tests real-time bus tracking

The beta version for estimated time of arrival/real-time tracking, launched for consumer testing, lets riders subscribe to get real time status updates and alerts delivered to their mobile devices for their preferred routes and transit stops.

Phoenix airport train takes first test run

Over 6 million passengers are expected to ride the train, manufactured by Bombardier Transportation, the first year; or, 16,000 a day.

APTA, BAF: Pass fully-funded transportation bill

Groups released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet this impending surge in demand, they are calling on Congress to pass a multi-year, fully funded surface transportation bill.

GO Transit to offer refund if trains more than 15 mins. late

Refunds won't be offered when delays are caused by extreme weather, police investigations, accidents and medical emergencies.

Maine DOT unveils new Amtrak station platforms

The $38.3 million project was completed in preparation for the expansion of Amtrak’s Downeaster line, which will begin serving Brunswick and Freeport, Maine this fall.

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