Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

NY MTA bus drivers have reported nearly 1,000 threats this year

Drivers and union officials said an untold number of incidents never get reported. Last year, MTA bus drivers filed 1,466 reports of threats and harassment.

FTA awards $5M to improve tribal transit programs

Combined with $25 million a year in tribal formula funds, funding for Tribal Transit was increased to $30 million annually under the FAST Act.

L.A. Metro Board approves security enhancements on transit

Under the approved proposal, additional staff will be assigned to key hubs, rail stations and parking facilities in addition to safeguarding critical infrastructure.

Going Green in Rail Transport: Maximizing Rail Systems’ Electrical Energy Recovery

Using regenerative braking for rail vehicles can help transit agencies return energy to the system and save money. LTK's TrainOps software helps transit agencies determine how to implement these systems.

Collaborative Consultants Ease Rail and Transit Industry Demands

Consultants can provide specialized engineering support to transit agencies, helping them address a variety of needs and filling a gap left by retiring senior staff. 

NY MTA's paratransit system is inefficient, reports say

To help reduce costs and increase service, one recommendation is to give disabled residents subsidies for accessible cabs and ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.

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