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Texas' DCTA taps LAN for railroad engineering services

Rail| October 11, 2017

As part of its services, LAN will provide rail system guideway design, additions or modifications to existing guideway, signal system design, rail bridge engineering and inspection, station design, schedule modeling, and emergency railroad engineering services.

First Transit names Varner to regional VP post

Management & Operations| September 28, 2017

He was most recently the executive director of Rock Region METRO in Little Rock, Ark.

Technology| September 6, 2017

DCTA launching new Transit Tracker system

The real-time information in DCTA’s Transit Tracker system is powered by Swiftly who generates schedule data in General Transit Feed Specification R package format and real-time automatic vehicle location data (GPS trackers installed on agency vehicles).

University| August 21, 2017

WMATA, Carnegie Mellon partner on U-Pass program

Carnegie Mellon joins American University and Washington College of Law, the first university to launch the U-Pass program on campus last year.

Rail| August 16, 2017

Texas' DCTA launches free fare promotion to boost transportation options

University of North Texas students will now have the option to park at MedPark Station and take the Colorado Express shuttle directly to the campus, or ride the A-train to the Downtown Denton Transit Center and board Denton Connect Routes directly to the campus, amongst other benefits for customers.

Accessibility| July 27, 2017

D.C. MetroAccess adding more than 200 new paratransit vans to fleet

The vans are manufactured by Ford with modifications performed by Transit Works in Akron, Ohio, at a total cost of $65,000 per vehicle.

Management & Operations| July 11, 2017

WMATA looking for ways to boost ad revenues

The most controversial of the revenue-generating ideas is expected to be the sale of station naming rights, which is currently forbidden by board policy. The board was firmly against the idea of selling naming rights in 2012.

Security and Safety | June 28, 2017

D.C. Metro to test use of 'curtain grouting' on Red Line tunnel

Red Line service had to be suspended in two separate areas due to arcing insulators caused by water infiltration during the morning commute.

Accessibility| June 8, 2017

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

Sustainability| April 21, 2017

New Flyer showcases electric bus at U.S. DOT Earth Day Fair

The Xcelsior XE40 battery-electric 40-foot bus accommodates 76 passengers (40 seated). WMATA is the second major metropolitan transit fleet in the U.S. to place New Flyer’s battery-electric bus in service.

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