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Phoenix names new bus rapid transit administrator

Management & Operations| May 25, 2017

Mike James spent the last four-and-a-half years planning and managing rail and transit corridors in Seattle, which included street car operations and seven new BRT corridors.

Waymo begins offering rides in self-driving cars

Mobility| April 25, 2017

Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, and Fiat Chrysler haved teamed up to offer rides to the public so that it can get feedback on the experience.

March 22, 2017

How Cities Are Embracing Streetcars Once Again

The streetcar might seem like a transit method of the past, but look at some of the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. — Portland, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Tucson, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Orange County — and it’s clear that cities are starting to embrace the streetcar once again. While it’s one cog in the wheel of a comprehensive transit system, streetcar systems can act as a boon for economic development, and a powerful tool for revitalizing sagging corridors and attracting the much-sought after talent of a young, hip workforce who choose to reduce, delay, or completely forego car ownership.

Management & Operations| November 11, 2016

Valley Metro removes interim tag, names Scott Smith CEO

He will continue to guide the region’s transit system responsible for building and operating light rail, regional bus, Dial-a-Ride, and vanpool.

Government Issues| November 3, 2016

Phoenix held up as model for voters weighing $200B in transit measures

Mayor Greg Stanton, on the call organized by the Center for Transportation Excellence and APTA, talked about the city’s passage last year of an increase in the sales tax.

Mobility| October 20, 2016

Valley Metro awarded $1M to develop app integrating ticketing, trip planning

Agency is partnering with RouteMatch Software, transit industry technology provider, as well as Arizona State University, Lyft and the city of Phoenix DOT to create the passenger-based app.

Sustainability| April 7, 2016

New Gillig CNG buses hit Phoenix streets

The new buses replace existing liquefied natural gas buses that average 12 years and 500,000 miles of service, some as old as 18 years with nearly one million miles.

Rail| February 10, 2016

South Phoenix rail extension on track to launch a decade early

The planned extension will be the first project to get a boost from the city's Transportation 2050 program, which raised sales taxes to fund bus, street and light-rail improvements.

Management & Operations| October 5, 2015

Transdev awarded 5-year Phoenix contract

Through this contract, which began in the summer of 2015, Transdev will continue to provide operations and maintenance services to approximately 24 million passengers each year, with over 800 employees and nearly 350 vehicles.

Management & Operations| April 22, 2015

Ariz. Transit Association, DOT present Excellence Awards

Winners include Alan Wulkan, who received the Congressman Ed Pastor Friend of Transit Award, as well as the City of Tucson's Sun Link Streetcar and Transdev.

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