Pub Perspective: The Congress that won't listen

A modest tax increase is at least better than a small program, which is what we are facing if the no-tax, sequester, governing-by-created-crisis madness continues to bleed a program that used to have bipartisan support.

Alstom Penetrates N.A. Light Rail Market

In late February, Alstom finalized a contract to provide 34 light rail vehicles and 30 years of maintenance services to the Rideau Transit Group consortium that was selected to design, build, finance and maintain the first line of the Ottawa Light Rapid Transit system.

INIT, GlobeSherpa partner for mobile ticketing

MOBILEticket is a new smartphone application that helps transit authorities connect with their riders, reduce operating costs, and move into the future of open payment systems.

N.Y. MTA awards Cubic $27M contract

The agency is rolling out the GPS-based system across the remaining three boroughs after last year’s successful launch in Staten Island and the Bronx. Cubic will install the MTA’s Bus Hardware System on approximately 3,800 buses serving Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

N.Y. MTA ‘Weekender’ app honored for design

Recognized in The Appy Awards, a nationwide app competition and an official event at SXSW. It won an award in the “Mapping/Navigation” category.

Valley Metro adds fare vending machines

Sixteen new machines are now operating at a dozen LINK stations. The move will make it easier, quicker and more convenient for bus passengers in the East Valley to purchase fares before riding transit.

TriMet budget keeps fares, service steady

The foundation of the $485 million operating budget assumes that the arbitration award for the just-expired contract with the ATU is upheld and TriMet’s offer stands, providing some breathing room and ability to invest in critical infrastructure.

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