Rebrand, improved service boosts EMBARK’s stature in the community

EMBARK realigned much of its bus system and improved weekday frequencies.

Xerox onboard CAD/AVL system enhances operator experience

Advanced communication capabilities allow for multiple private mobile radio, Wi-Fi and cellular network communications simultaneously.

Question of the Day: New Initiatives

We asked top public transit officials Joe Calabrese, Sue Dreier, Peter Varga, Gary Thomas, Dan Boehm, Jeffrey C. Arndt, Len Engel, Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. and Kevin Kane what new initiatives they've implemented since last year's APTA Annual.

Public transit users reduce crash risk by more than 90%, APTA study says

In the study, “The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: Public Transportation,” authors reveal that transit-oriented communities are five times safer because they have about one-fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate (fatalities and injuries) as automobile-oriented communities.

FTA announces $211M in grants for new buses, facilities to improve bus service

Sixty one projects in 41 states, the Virgin Islands, and Indian Country will receive a share of nearly $211 million to replace, rehabilitate, and purchase transit buses and related equipment, and construct bus-related facilities.

First rebuilt Metra locomotive returns to service

Albertville, Ala.-based Progress Rail Services Corp. was awarded the contract in 2015 to rebuild 41 EMD F40PH-2 and F40PHM-2 locomotives to “like new” condition.

Transdev taps Rich Davey as VP, business development

Serving as Secretary/CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority, and in Gov. DeVal Patrick’s cabinet, Davey led numerous initiatives to improve multiple aspects of transportation for the 6.7 million residents of Massachusetts.

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