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HNTB names vehicle solutions manager

Patrick Allen will be responsible for locomotives, passenger cars, and other rolling components of rail systems. He is based in the firm’s Boston office and works with clients nationwide.

Question of the Day: Uber, Lyft - Friend or Foe?

We asked top public transit officials, including Brad Miller, Matthew Tucker, Carm Basile, Karl Gnadt, Kevin Kane, Rob Gannon and Nathaniel Ford Sr. if they see services like Uber and Lyft as a threat to public transit or as potential partners?

Wabtec, Herzog to equip San Diego rail with PTC for $9M

Wabtec will provide its Interoperable Electronic Train Management System equipment and installation for seven locomotives and 10 passenger transit cab cars on North County Transit District’s Coaster train. Herzog Technologies was previously awarded a contract to implement PTC for the rail system.

Calif.’s NCTD to launch mobile ticketing app

Passengers can use the app to purchase same-day tickets and tickets for future dates for its COASTER commuter rail service. The Android version will be available for download beginning July 15 with the iPhone release following soon after.

San Diego’s SPRINTER rail celebrates 5 years

Launched in 2008, the SPRINTER has become the backbone of east/west public transit in North County, serving 15 stations along a 22-mile route from Escondido to Oceanside. The rail line has seen record-breaking ridership in recent months, with averages of over 10,000 passengers per weekday.

Calif. area adds 'Flex' bus service

The new service, offered by North County Transit District, is an effort to "make up" for some of the traditional routes that have been cut in communities including Solana Beach and Encinitas.

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