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TTC plan puts ‘customer at center of all it does’

Government Issues| October 11, 2017

The Toronto Transit Commission developed a five-year plan that put the customer at the center of all that it does, from service planning to service delivery, including a new station management model, customer charter, fleet and infrastructure renewal, and how it manages its people.

City Council approves transfer of Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

Rail| September 20, 2017

The $99 million streetcar opened in December 2014 amid sky-high expectations, but ridership failed to meet expectations in its first year and plummeted nearly 60% after the city began charging $1 to ride.

Management & Operations| August 23, 2017

INIT adds open payments system to Portland-Vancouver fare system

The plan offers riders greater social equity, and provides more cost-effective transport options for travel throughout the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area.

August 2, 2017

Understanding Streetcar Costs, Funding, Operations and Partnerships

On a per-mile, capital cost basis, streetcar systems typically cost more than bus systems, but less than light rail (LRT). One of the biggest contributors to this difference is right-of-way: streetcars and buses typically run within an existing roadway and thus require minimal property acquisition...

Management & Operations| July 18, 2017

INIT modernizes Portland-Vancouver area electronic fare payment system

Hop Fastpass is a fully integrated open payments e-fare system that can accept regular contactless fare media (Hop cards) and will accept contactless credit or debit card payments.

Technology| July 11, 2017

RideKC introduces new mobile app

Now customers can pay their fare, plan a trip, and track their bus or streetcar, all in one easy-to-use app.

Rail| July 5, 2017

Minn. Metro Transit resumes full light rail service following 11-day shutdown

Meanwhile, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that engineers have all but dropped a possible light rail line from plans to connect St. Paul's Union Depot to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the Mall of America in Bloomington

Rail| June 19, 2017

Brookville to build streetcar fleet for Valley Metro's Tempe line

The Liberty Streetcars will operate along a new corridor connecting Tempe residents and visitors, as well as Arizona State University students with key current and emerging local destinations.

Rail| June 12, 2017

2017 Rail Project Focus: Detroit, Phoenix, and Seattle

An in-depth look at the recently completed QLine streetcar in Detroit, as well as rapid expansions and community support for Ariz.’s Valley Metro Rail and Seattle’s Sound Transit, where both agencies are spearheading aggressive plans to grow their rail systems.

Mobility| June 5, 2017

OKC's EMBARK taps Herzog to operate streetcar system

The firm will provide all required operations and maintenance functions, from preparing detailed operating procedures and readying the system for start-up, to providing all necessary day-to-day streetcar operations functions, including scheduling, training, and maintenance of the 4.8 miles of revenue track.

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