2013 Women In Transportation: Sharon Cooney

Born into a large family with six siblings in the Philadelphia area, Sharon Cooney learned early on in life a skill that has been key to her successful career: always observe and listen to others and figure out what motivates them

N.Y. MTA unveils winners of transit app competition

Top apps selected use innovation and real-time data to improve transit guides, connect riders with subway artists and aid blind and visually impaired.

Chicago bus tech abused position for daughter’s car repairs

Used a company that works for the transit agency for a discounted price and falsified the invoice. An executive inspector general decision found that the 25-year CTA veteran who was promoted after the incident, engaged in five counts of misconduct in violation of CTA ethics rules.

BRT a cost-effective catalyst for urban development, study says

Research demonstrates that true BRT systems can leverage as much, or more development, as light rail.

New AC Transit bus first to cross renovated Bay Bridge

The agency commissioned one of its freshly acquired “Better Ride” New Flyer 2200 series, 60-foot coaches for the opening festivities. In all, five other AC Transit bus operators drove coaches as part of the opening ceremonies to commemorate the new Bay Bridge.

Veolia names GM for York, Ontario contracts

Robert Goody will be responsible for two bus contracts Veolia operates for York Region — YRT/Viva and YRT, southwest operations — with a combined annual ridership of more than 12,800,000 passengers.

Cap Metro approves budget, fare restructure

The approved fare restructure includes a phased approach for 2014 and 2015 that will eliminate the complicated zoned-fare structure for MetroRail, streamline reduced fare options and increase some pass prices.

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