NTSB to hold public forum on positive train control

The "Positive Train Control: Is it on Track?" forum will be held in the NTSB Conference Center in Washington, D.C., and is free and open to the public. A detailed agenda and a list of speakers are forthcoming.

Chicago Transit expands railcar surveillance

The project is a continuation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to improve the safety and security across the CTA, while making long-term investments to ensure Chicago is supported and driven by a first-rate transit system.

Sound Transit ridership higher than ever in 2012

Had an estimated 28 million boardings last year. Average weekday boardings topped 93,000 for the year. The combined annual numbers were up almost 12% over 2011 and boardings on all Sound Transit services topped agency projections for the year.

MBTA unveils ‘Courtesy Critters’ for campaign

The “Courtesy Counts” campaign uses signs with images of various animals and a light, humorous tone to impart messages about transit etiquette. A group of pigs reminds riders not to hog a seat, especially from an elderly or disabled person, and a cast of crabs reminds them to be nice to operators.

Wis. celebrates transit week using social media

Participants are encouraged to tweet about their public transit experiences using the hashtag #WITransit.

Survey: Public transit users exercise more

The U.S. DOT’s National Household Travel Survey found that people who walked to public transit in large urban areas with a rail system were 72% more likely to transit walk 30 minutes or more per day than were those without a rail system.

Pittsburgh Port Authority to replace CEO

Terminated Steve Bland's contract as CEO effective immediately. The board named Chief Financial Officer Ellen McLean as the Interim CEO while it conducts a search for qualified candidates.

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