New Mexico considers BRT

Mayor Richard Berry and other supporters are proposing a bus rapid transit line, with the City Hall and the Mid-Region Council of Governments mapping out potential routes. The city is designing a 17-mile route that may open in 2017.

Uber, Lyft ordered to cease operation in Madison, Wis.

The companies have been met with controversy because of an ordinance that requires all public transportation go through a process that includes a background check and review from the city.

DoubleMap acquires TapRide

The acquisition will enable the company to provide a single solution for real-time mobile mapping, ride hailing, and vehicle tracking for public transportation and any organization that moves passengers.

San Francisco proceeds with New Flyer bus purchase

The new vehicles will replace buses currently in service that are more than 20 years old and account for 40% of system wide delays, due to mechanical issues.

NJ Transit, NFL no show at hearings on Super Bowl transit problems

The chairman of the committee that held the hearings says initial findings suggest the transit problems were caused by “an overreliance on expensive bus options that fans were unlikely to use” as well as the lack of a backup plan.

$100 billion needed for fed transit program, APTA says

Additionally, the plan calls for a number of policy changes in the program that will ensure that the industry provides effective and efficient public transportation.

NTSB chief to lead National Safety Council

Deborah A.P. Hersman was first appointed as a NTSB board member by President Bush in 2004 and before being named chairman by President Obama in 2009, 2011 and 2013, with unanimous Senate confirmation votes.

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