Commission's plan to double energy includes public transportation

Chaired by Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and National Grid U.S. President Tom King, the Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy calls for growing the U.S. economy through investments, modernization and education.

CapMetro starts urban trail construction project

Smith Construction has broken ground on the .9-mile concrete path after being awarded a $787,386 construction contract by the Capital Metro board of directors in December.

Chicago Transit adds 36 more bus drivers

Will operate the shuttle buses and expanded supplemental bus service the CTA will offer customers during the Red Line construction project, which gets under way in May 2013. The drivers will become full-time bus drivers following the conclusion of the project.

MARTA broke open meetings law in GM search

Georgia Rep. Mike Jacobs filed a complaint with the state attorney general, alleging the transit system’s board had conducted an illegal “secret” vote by email to decide which finalist should be GM. The agency blamed the misstep on poor legal advice and denied conducting illegal votes.

Minn. considers 2 bills for light rail funding

Senate File 257 would provide $118 million for the Southwest Light Rail Transit line, while Senate File 258 would provide $37 million.

Okla. committee calls for 3 rail corridors

The study, conducted by the Regional Transit Dialogue Steering Committee, suggested a rail link to a $120 million streetcar system in downtown Oklahoma City.

Bombardier's track safety technology lauded

TrackSafe takes advantage of RFID technology to create improved location awareness for track workers and train operators, alerting both to potential hazards.

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