SF Muni rolls out first New Flyer 'buses of the future'

Sixty brand new electric trolley buses will replace buses that have been in operation for over two decades. Concurrently, through unanimous Board of Supervisors approval, the SFMTA...

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Fung Wah will not return to NYC until fall

The company picked up and dropped off passengers at the stop for years before the federal government shut it down in 2013. Before it can operate in the city again, the operation must first get a bus stop permit from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The process includes a visit to the local community board for public input.

Mayor taps Chicago Transit Authority's Claypool for chief of staff post

Claypool will replace Lisa Schrader, who will leave the Emanuel administration after serving in the role for two years.

BC Transit piloting video cameras on buses

Up to six cameras will be installed on each bus. There is no live monitoring of the video which will only be removed and viewed by authorized security staff following a reported incident. Only video required for security purposes will be retained, all other video will be erased.

Gov.'s MBTA legislation includes 3-year fiscal control board

"The T failed its stress test this winter when we needed it most, exposing the deep operational problems and lack of planning. We simply cannot afford a repeat and this legislation sets in motion significant reforms to once again deliver accountability, reliability and the world-class transportation system Massachusetts deserves," Gov. Baker said during a press conference announcing the legislation.

VRE making first service expansion in 23 years

The $3.4 million North Virginia station is the first of several major projects the agency is pursuing as part of its goal to double ridership by 2040. Next month, it will launch a mobile app to give riders the option of purchasing and showing tickets via smartphones, and it will add a train to the Fredericksburg Line this summer.

Minn. Metro Transit's police force growing with system

Already doubling its force over the last three years, Metro Transit Police Chief John Harrington wants to add nearly 100 more officers over the next five years.

 

Mass. Gov. to unveil sweeping MBTA reforms

Gov. Charlie Baker recently secured the resignations of the six Patrick administration appointees on the state transportation board and had a "clarifying" conversation with the MBTA’s interim boss Frank DePaola after he went public with concerns about the governor’s plan.

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