Topic : North County Transit District

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Managers continue to leave NCTD, severance adds up

Bus| June 10, 2014
At least 20 high-level managers and employees have left the agency since Jan. 1. All told, the recent departures cost the district $299,489 in severance payouts.

$3.2M used to operate Calif. train shut down for months

Management & Operations| March 24, 2014
The cost for an idle train was far greater than the $1.3 million spent to run replacement buses during the same period, according to figures provided by the NCTD.
Management & Operations| September 5, 2013

Cubic wins $1.5M Calif. smart card contract

Will provide preventative and corrective maintenance for the ticketing machines, platform validators and ticket office terminals for Oceanside, Calif.'s North County Transit District.
July 24, 2013

Tapping the private sector to grow public transit service

While transit agency partnerships with other public agencies have resulted in increased ridership, revenue and service, some have also actively entered partnerships with private entities with similar results.
Rail| July 23, 2013

Wabtec, Herzog to equip San Diego rail with PTC for $9M

Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment and installation for seven locomotives and 10 passenger transit cab cars on North County Transit District’s Coaster train. Herzog Technologies was previously awarded a contract to implement PTC for the rail system.
Management & Operations| May 20, 2013

Calif.'s NCTD reaches agreement with contractor

The agreement provides for the implementation of new procedures for communicating critical information between Veolia, its maintenance subcontractor, Bombardier Transportation and NCTD, and the early identification of risks within Sprinter operations and maintenance.
Management & Operations| May 16, 2013

Updated: Calif. Sprinter light rail system to resume service

Follows the completion of extensive safety testing, the review of replacement parts, and inspections of the overall vehicle and railroad infrastructure by the FRA and the California Public Utilities Commission.
Rail| March 27, 2013

Long haul likely for Calif. Sprinter brake fix

The agency hopes to receive replacement parts by late April and install and test them in May, but requires regulatory approvals before it can return any of its trains to service.
Rail| March 1, 2013

San Diego’s SPRINTER rail celebrates 5 years

Launched in 2008, the SPRINTER has become the backbone of east/west public transit in North County, serving 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside. The rail line has seen record-breaking ridership in recent months, with averages of over 10,000 passengers per weekday.
Rail| January 17, 2013

San Diego transit installing PTC

North County Transit District is adding the system to all COASTER trains, along the wayside, and in the control office. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 requires fully functional PTC systems to be in place on railroads, such as the COASTER, by December 31, 2015.

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