San Mateo County Transit District names Hartnett as new transit head

Jim Hartnett replaces Michael J. Scanlon, who is retiring after a distinguished career in the transit industry, which includes running the District for more than 15 years.

L.A. Metro taps Denver transit chief to lead agency

Phil Washington replaces Art Leahy, who announced in January that he would step down in April.

MBTA commuter rail system at 80% capacity

Keolis GM Gerald Francis expects system to by operating at 92% capacity in the next two weeks, with the goal still set to be fully operational by the end of March.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

D.C. Metro hires firms to rebuild image

The firms, O’Neill and Associates, whose roster includes the former managing director of the NTSB, and Hill + Knowlton Strategies, which has previously done work for the transit agency,  will assist the agency.

MBTA considers options to compensate riders for snow woes

One option included offering one week of free fares throughout the system ($6 million in lost revenue).

Train engineer in Metrolink derailment crash dies

The death of train engineer Glenn Steele, 62, marks the first fatality in the Feb. 24 crash in which a Metrolink train struck a truck stopped on the Ventura County Line tracks and derailed, injuring 28.

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