APTA names new sr. director, government affairs

Andrew Brady most recently worked for retiring Rep. Richard Hanna (NY-22) as the deputy chief of staff and legislative director. He had previously served Rep. Hanna as a legislative assistant in 2011 and 2012.

Calif. SMART policy proposes cellphone ban onboard trains

The proposed ban highlights debate over the use of cellphones in public spaces for work or leisure purposes, and the annoyance many feel at being roped into someone else’s conversation.

NY MTA bus drivers have reported nearly 1,000 threats this year

Drivers and union officials said an untold number of incidents never get reported. Last year, MTA bus drivers filed 1,466 reports of threats and harassment.

L.A. Metro Board approves security enhancements on transit

Under the approved proposal, additional staff will be assigned to key hubs, rail stations and parking facilities in addition to safeguarding critical infrastructure.

U.S. DOT issues policy for testing, deployment of automated vehicles

Vehicle performance guidance uses a 15-point Safety Assessment to set clear expectations for manufacturers developing and deploying automated vehicle technologies.

Cubic opens global ops center for transportation services

The new center utilizes Cubic’s latest innovations, including cloud-based enterprise software, best-in-class service management tools and advanced analytics.

Transit Infrastructure Must Be Made Resilient to the Effects of Climate Change

The transportation system of metropolitan New York was significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy — including New York City subway and Amtrak rail tunnels damaged by flooding — and the after effects are still being addressed.

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