FRA awards $25M in grants to upgrade safety railroad crossings, stations

Received 40 eligible applications requesting $67.5 million, nearly three times the $25 million that Congress provided in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act that funds DOT.

Man arrested for punching NJ TRANSIT rail conductor

Peer Fikhman, 22, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a conductor and theft of services for non-payment of fare.

SEPTA pulls 18 repaired railcars from service

The problem was not a safety issue, but a design change is being made to preserve long-term equipment quality, SEPTA officials said.

APTA announces new executive committee, board of directors

The new APTA chair is Doran J. Barnes, executive director, Foothill Transit, West Covina, Calif. Barnes, who is the executive director for the system succeeds Valarie J. McCall.

SmartDrive rail safety system deployed on Cincinnati streetcar

System captures collisions and identifies operating risks and compliance issues. When an issue occurs, event video is immediately offloaded and management is notified within minutes of an incident.

$200 billion of public transportation ballot initiatives at stake

Public transit leaders came together to discuss ballot measures across the country.The press conference was held at the APTA 2016 Annual Meeting held in Los Angeles.

Keolis tests virtual reality glasses for rail maintenance

Keolis Commuter Services is testing the use of special virtual reality glasses to improve overall system reliability and reduce maintenance costs across the network.

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