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France kicks off anti-sexual harassment campaign on transit system

Security and Safety | July 17, 2015

To help curb the behavior, awareness posters are being put up in subway cars, buses and stations informing offenders that they can be thrown in jail for five years or be fined more than $82,000 for harassing another citizen.

Paris’ tour bus parking fees protested

Motorcoach| March 17, 2015

Starting May 1, the price of half-day and full-day parking passes for motorcoaches in Paris will triple, but according to Atout France, the France Tourism Development Agency, vehicles that meet the latest E.U. emission standards for trucks and buses will not see an increase.

Rail| February 12, 2015

Paris orders more trains from Alstom-Bombardier consortium

The new trains — set to be delivered during 2017 — will operate on the RER line A, which carries 1.2 million passengers per day, making it the busiest regional line in Europe.

Bus| August 1, 2014

Is it time for public transportation to be free?

A story in Salon says it is time, citing a recent move in Paris and in other cities around the world, as well as issues at some U.S. transit agencies in recouping enough funding through fares.
Government Issues| March 18, 2014

Paris makes public transit free, restricts car use to combat smog

For the fourth consecutive day, regional trains, the Paris subway and bus system, the Vélib’ bike-sharing program and Autolib’ car-sharing service have been free.
Rail| July 12, 2013

Updated: Train derails near Paris, 6 killed

At least 350 people were on board the train when it crashed in Brétigny-sur-Orge during the rush hour traffic.
Rail| November 14, 2012

Alstom to deliver 14 new trains to Paris

Intended for line 14 of the Paris metro as part of the northbound extension of the line to Mairie de Saint-Ouen station. Deliveries will begin in 2014 and end in 2015.
Rail| June 29, 2012

Bombardier French commuter train order extended

Deliveries will take place between 2014 and the end of 2016. The new vehicles will improve passenger comfort, capacity and performance on line A of the RER.
Rail| July 6, 2011

Parsons awarded Paris rail contract

Will provide technical and strategy advice regarding a new technology signaling system to be deployed on the western extension of Syndicat des Transports d’lle de France’s RER line E, part of the high-profile “EOLE” project.
Rail| April 9, 2009

Bombardier, Alstom to supply Paris commuter cars

Presentation of the first train is scheduled for December 2010.
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