DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Increase in rail trespass deaths shows continued safety education is key

Operation Lifesaver's “See Tracks? Think Train!” campaign "highlights the danger of trespassing, and has raised awareness of the tragic results that can occur when people trespass."

British agency first to install cyclist safety solution

Fitted to the side of a bus, a CycleEye unit uses radar and camera sensors to identify cyclists in potentially dangerous situations in close proximity to the bus and gives an audible alert to the driver’s cab. Bristol City Council will be funding a number of units on buses within the city, where cycling has more than doubled over the last 10 years.

Ohio State U. to build CNG station

The university recently issued an RFQ and is evaluating potential locations. Four of its new buses are powered by CNG, and the school says it sees a benefit to converting more of its vehicles to alternative fuels.

Fare evader crackdown helps SEPTA cut subway crime

When "opportunistic thefts" began growing after cell phone service was introduced in the subways, transit police noticed that many thieves got into the subway without paying.

San Mateo County Transit District names Hartnett as new transit head

Jim Hartnett replaces Michael J. Scanlon, who is retiring after a distinguished career in the transit industry, which includes running the District for more than 15 years.

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