Walking, cycling better for health than driving

One surprising finding was that commuters reported feeling better when travelling by public transport, compared to driving.

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‘Living Lab’ for Transit Innovation Opens in Santa Clara, Calif.

The new initiative aims to rethink how VTA delivers bus, rail, roadway and other transportation services, said Santa Clara VTA GM Nuria Fernandez. As a catalyst for ingenuity, the center intends to pair itself with academics, startups, tech firms and nonprofits from the region. The center also will operate the VTA’s open data portal.

Interim MBTA boss vows all-hands-on-deck mentality for snowstorms

Frank DePaola, who was named to replace outgoing MBTA chief Beverly Scott, has already created a team to examine what went wrong this winter.

N.Y. MTA reviewing safety in wake of car, train collision

The Feb. 3 crash sparked an explosion and fire that burned out the first car of the train and sent pieces of third rail stabbing through the passenger area. The woman driving the SUV, as well as five men on the train, were killed. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash

Keolis/MBTA make strides with commuter rail snowstorm recovery

Milestones include the completion of snow and ice removal from all platforms and critical rail switches system-wide, as well as the addition of supplemental trains, doubledecker and standard passenger cars to increase capacity and combat overcrowding.

D.C. Metro launches new anti-harassment ads

The ads feature hands representing different races and genders to illustrate that harassment is not exclusive to any one group or sex. The concept was developed in collaboration with advocacy groups Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Stop Street Harassment, who have worked closely with Metro on this issue.

Foxx wraps bus tour, announces proposed rail safety rulemaking

The rule would require adoption and enforcement of federal and state safety laws, and require SSOAs to be financially and legally independent of the rail transit systems they oversee.

Metrolink train collides with truck, derails

The VC Line 102 train, which was headed southbound to Los Angeles, hit the produce truck around 5:45 a.m. The truck caught fire and five train cars derailed with three landing on their side. The driver of the truck fled the scene, but was detained for questioning. No fatalities were reported.

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