WTS International adds keynote speaker for conference

Dr. Mae Jemison joins Gloria Steinem, the iconic leader of the women's liberation movement in the late 1960s and 1970s, who will also be addressing conference attendees in the spring.

Chicago RTA accuses airlines of dodging millions in taxes

Agency alleged that United Airlines and American Airlines operate rarely-occupied offices in Sycamore, Ill. that they use to avoid paying higher taxes from their actual offices in Chicago, and that these operations have deprived Chicago and Cook County taxpayers, as well as public transportation agencies, of nearly $300 million over the last seven years.

APTA's Melaniphy discusses state of the industry

A new nationwide survey conducted in November 2012, which assessed the voter mindset and motivation as the American people voted for a new Congress and President, showed overwhelming support for public transportation.

FTA releases $7M in transit workforce development funds

Seventeen organizations will receive grants to help public transit agencies, institutions of higher education, nonprofit organizations, and Native American tribes train a future generation of transit professionals, by promoting training opportunities in emerging technologies and encouraging young people to pursue careers in public transportation.

London’s Tube turns 150

In 1863, the system was carrying 40,000 passengers daily on 120 trains.

San Diego transit launches trolley service

The new low-floor trolley service on the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System's Orange Line completes a $17 million renovation of Orange Line Stations. The agency’s Trolley Renewal project also included $271 million to purchase 65 new low-floor vehicles from Siemens.

China opens world’s longest HSR line

At 1,428 miles, the line more than halves the time needed to travel from the country's capital in the north to Guangzhou, an economic hub in southern China.

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