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$200 million upgrades to Grand Central unveiled

Management & Operations| September 10, 2014
A developer would make the upgrades, including a new entrance on 42nd street to the Times Square shuttle platform; knocking out a wall to create a larger mezzanine near the Lexington Avenue line; and thinner columns that would let people slip more easily from the subway to the staircases, in exchange for city approval to build a 1.6 million-square-foot office building.

Honolulu rail opening delayed as station contract bids canceled

Management & Operations| September 10, 2014
Bids to build the first nine rail stations came in significantly higher than expected, which led the agency to cancel the contract bids.
Management & Operations| September 9, 2014

Metrolink annual ridership continues to drop

Officials of the six-county system mostly blame the downturn on the worst recession since World War II, which decimated the region's workforce.
Bus| September 9, 2014

Car sharing gains toehold in Las Vegas

Two vehicles, which can be reserved through iPhone and Adroid smartphone apps, are available on the UNLV campus for $7.50 an hour or $69 a day after paying a one-time $25 membership fee.
Bus| September 9, 2014

3 Utah board members take up public transportation challenge

The citizens behind the challenge plan to attend the next board meeting later this month and ask those board members who participated what they learned.
Bus| September 9, 2014

Proterra receives 'Technology Pioneer' honor

The World Economic Forum's program recognizes companies from around the world involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies poised to have a significant impact on business and society.
Bus| September 9, 2014

Transdev taps new chairman of its transit division

Prior to the promotion, Ken Westbrook served as president/COO of the transit division, which operates bus, paratransit, and bus rapid transit contracts with city and county transit authorities, universities and airports.
Accessibility| September 9, 2014

MV-1 dealership network hits 100

To meet a growing demand for the MV-1, Mobility Ventures will continue to aggressively expand its dealer network into all major domestic and international market areas.
Accessibility| September 9, 2014

MV Transportation CEO to retire

During Carter Pate's tenure as CEO, MV grew from $725 million in revenue in 2010 to over $1 billion in revenue in 2013, and expanded its operational footprint in the Middle East, as well as in the areas of school bus operations, international transportation logistics, and on-demand black car service.
Management & Operations| September 8, 2014

U. of La., City agreement to lease buses awaiting approval

At University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s request, the council approved an introductory amendment that increases the lease cost to $35,000 a year and removes a clause making the university responsible for 20% of the major repairs.

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