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What Asian Crisis? New Rail Lines Open

Rail| December 14, 1999
You wouldn’t know there was a cataclysmic financial disaster throughout the world’s largest continent solely by judging the public transport activity.

13 SEPTA Buses Pulled From Service

Management & Operations| December 14, 1999
Three safety inspectors and one supervisor at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority in Philadelphia were suspended after 13 buses were wrongly labeled as safe.
Rail| November 29, 1999

New York Awards Communications-Based Train Control Contract

The New York MTA installs a communication-based train control system for the Canarsie Line of the New York City Transit system.
Management & Operations| November 19, 1999

Santa Monica, Phoenix Order Composite Buses

In an industry first, the city councils of the Santa Monica, Calif. and Phoenix, Ariz., approved the award of heavy-duty transit buses with fiberglass composite bodies.
Management & Operations| November 19, 1999

Omnibus FY2K Spending Bill Takes Away — Then Gives Back More — Money to Transit

In a last minute budget food fight that dredged up even some residual acrimony from last winter’s impeachment trial, Congress and President Clinton finally resolved the rest of Fiscal Year 2000 budget.
Management & Operations| November 16, 1999

Industry Makes Progress on Bus Procurement Standards

With the new guidelines for a standard 40-foot diesel-powered transit bus now starting to be used, the transit industry continues its work in developing variations off these guidelines.
Management & Operations| November 12, 1999

Why British Operators Are Entering U.S. Market

Travel West Midlands moves a million people per day on its bus and metro networks in Britain’s second largest metropolitan area.
Management & Operations| November 11, 1999

South America Steps Up Orders

As the Latin American economy recovers from the global financial crisis of last year, cities there have stepped up public transport orders.
Rail| November 11, 1999

Cab Signaling Might Have Prevented U.K. Crash — Report

The U.K. rail inspectorate’s first official report has indicated that Britain’s deadliest train crash in a decade could have been prevented by a modern automatic train protection system that would have stopped one of the trains in the crash from proceeding past a red signal light.
Management & Operations| November 9, 1999

More Integrated Fare Systems Due?

With its MetroCard, New York became the first multimodal system in North America to implement a retrofitted integrated fare collection technology that could be used on both its bus and rail systems.

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