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Feds make $7M available for innovations to improve public transit

Government Issues| August 16, 2016

FTA is looking for state-of-the-art safety solutions, including automated warning systems that help bus operators avoid collisions, detect obstructions in their path or vehicle design improvements to reduce bus operator blind spots.

WMATA issued safety directive to correct 'systemic safety deficiencies'

Rail| August 16, 2016

FTA can enforce the required actions through a number of means, including the withholding of Federal financial assistance from WMATA and directing WMATA to use Federal financial assistance to correct safety deficiencies.

Management & Operations| August 16, 2016

MBTA announces 4 third-party app finalists

The agency will choose a winner, between Moovit, Transit App, Swiftly and Moovel, on Sept. 6 and feature the selected app on its website. 

Rail| August 16, 2016

FRA awards $25M in grants for PTC implementation

The agency received 30 eligible applications requesting $90.6 million, nearly four times the $25 million Congress provided in the appropriations bill that funds FRA for Fiscal Year 2016.

Rail| August 16, 2016

LTK to support Utah Transit in FrontRunner study

FrontRunner is centered on Salt Lake City and connects 15 stations between Provo and Ogden.

Management & Operations| August 16, 2016

WSP | PB's Adams named COMTO's 'Corp. Exec. of the Year'

She was also elected to the advocacy organization's national board of directors.

Bus| August 16, 2016

Greensboro Transit debuts web, app-based real-time bus tracking

Downloadable app, available for iOS and Android, offers the ability to set a mobile alarm that will alert the user when the bus is 15, 10 or even 5 minutes away.

Security and Safety | August 15, 2016

AC Transit launches 'TipNow' passenger safety app

Using simple icons, the app enables riders to report disruptive behavior, theft, suspicious activity, vandalism or unattended packages. TipNow-AC Transit is a one-year pilot program.

Management & Operations| August 15, 2016

Minn. Metro Transit honored as 2016 'System of the Year'

Those accomplishments include growing ridership, expanding access, advances in sustainability and overall success in system safety. Metro Transit was selected among agencies from across North America that provide more than 20 million annual passenger trips.

Bus| August 15, 2016

Davey Coach purchases entire stock of ABC parts for Ameritrans

After 18 years, Ameritrans Bus closed its doors Ameritrans manufactured and distributed a variety of small and mid-size transport vehicles from its state-of-the-art 40,000 square-foot facility in Elkhart, Ind.

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