NJ Transit texting program yields 300 tips

Seventy-one of the tips garnered by the federally funded tip line regarded homeland security issues. All tips are sent to the NJ transit Police communications center.

Trapeze to equip Chicago transit

The system for CTA includes a comprehensive workforce management solution with employee self-service options to support nearly 8,000 employees across more than 18 garages, terminals and facilities. The system is extended with a centralized business intelligence tool to improve visibility and reporting across CTA's operations.

VIA's Parker chosen to head up MARTA

VIA Metropolitan Transit's President/CEO Keith Parker did not immediately accept the job and plans to meet with the VIA Board of Trustees at a special meeting early next week to discuss it.

N.C. transit plan change ups flexibility

Orange County commissioners voted to remove a rule that would have allowed Orange County transit services to use up to 50% of funds for existing transit projects instead of for expanding new services. Will move forward with plans to expand bus service and build a light rail service.

TTC, Metrolinx reach operating agreement

TTC will operate the four Toronto LRT lines under contract with Metrolinx, while Metrolinx's private sector partner maintains the assets.

Report provides insight on complete communities

Introduces the concept of "Opportunity Areas," which offer greater opportunities to walk, bike or take transit.

Northern Calif. to vote on one-cent sales tax for transit

Passage of Measure B1 by a two-thirds majority would make Alameda the first county in Northern California to increase its transportation sales tax from a half-cent.

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