Cubic completes Edmonton pilot project

The pilot took place at the Churchill light-rail transit station and involved the CLEAR-USE radiological and explosives detection system developed by Cubic Security Systems and prime contractor Mobile Detect Inc. of Ontario.

APTA : Buses, trains leading clean tech advances

Today’s public transit vehicles are significantly more advanced than automobiles in their ability to run on clean fuels. For instance, buses on the road powered by alternative fuels rose from 2% in 1992 to 36% in 2011. That compares to the percentage of cars capable of being powered by alternative fuels was only 3.2% in 2011.

Cubic brings smart card to Miami Airport

The international system integrator deployed the first phase of EASY Card in a record 15 months, with contract award in June 2008 and launch in September 2009. Less than a year later, Cubic added SFRTA’s Tri-Rail to the EASY Card system.

Final NYCT sub cars getting final makeover

The remaining 222 cars out of the original 600-car fleet are rotating through the Coney Island Overhaul Facility at a pace of four cars per week undergoing a limited-scope maintenance makeover intended to improve their performance and reliability until they are replaced by the fleet of 300 new R179 cars, due to begin arriving in 2014.

Chicago transit expands service to cut travel times

Beginning in mid-December 2012, the Crowding Reduction Plan will add service to 48 bus routes, including the busiest and most crowded bus routes in the city, during peak times. It will also add 17 rail trips to the various lines during weekday rush periods.

D.C. Metro completes 5 NTSB recs

Outstanding safety recommendations included, enhance the safety redundancy of [Metro’s] train control system by evaluating track occupancy data on a real-time basis and Implementing cable insulation resistance testing as part of Metrorail’s periodic maintenance program.

Poll: 3 of 4 Americans want more public transit options

Two out of three support government investment to expand and improve public transportation and twice as many people favor new transit — buses, trains and light rail — rather than new highways as the best way to solve America’s traffic woes.

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