Princeton Dinky advocacy group will not appeal decision
PRINCETON, N.J. — The New Jersey Association of Railroad Passengers will not appeal the U.S. Surface Transportation Board decision that New Jersey Transit is immune from federal review the Princeton Dinky line, reported Planet Princeton.
Siemens wins $648M San Francisco railcar contract
San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) awarded Siemens a $648 million contract to deliver an initial 175 light railcars for its Muni transit system. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest orders for light railcars ever placed in the U.S
U.S. DOT awards $3.6B in disaster relief funds
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced 40 projects have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy to become more resilient, to withstand the impact of future natural disasters.
Approximately 90% of the funds will be invested in resilience
Bombardier to supply light rail vehicles to Manchester system in U.K.
(TfGM’s) Metrolink system. This option forms part of the contract signed with Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE now referred to as TfGM) in 2007 and is valued at approximately $55 million (U.S.), with Bombardier’s share valued at approximately $41 million (U.S.).At 28.4 m long and 2.65 m wide, the LRVs for Greater Manchester can accommodate more than 200 passengers
Ohio University highlights new transportation programs
ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services highlighted new programs this year that allow drivers to pay for parking with their smartphones, track the whereabouts of campus shuttles
Penn St. forms student transportation commission
In an effort to promote student engagement and dialogue on transportation-related issues on campus, Transportation Services announced the formation of the University Park Student Transportation Commission for the fall semester.
Comprised of student leaders from
Ridesharing seeing notable growth among college students
. With a rapidly changing landscape in which services are vying for the same customers, private and public transportation companies have to reorient themselves accordingly.The transportation industry was relatively untouched until 2009, when Uber entered the marketplace, according to the report.
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Calif. transit, college partner for free rides
Calif.’s Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) board of directors voted to fund the Victor Valley College (VVC) Ram Pass pilot program, reinstating the free student bus pass until January 2015, when a sustainable VVC transportation fee is expected to take effect
UMA announces Safety Management Seminar schedule
The United Motorcoach Association (UMA) announced its preliminary program and schedule for its 11th annual Safety Management Seminar to be held Dec. 3 to 4 at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Training Center in Ashburn, Va. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 3 and from 8 a.m. to noon on Dec. 4.
The seminar features "how to" applications of risk management