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NH: Big potential, Big Subsidies Projected in New Rail Study

MN: County Explores Local Option Sales Tax to Fund Transportation

WA: Sound Transit to Seek New Tax, Fees to Extend Light-Rail Routes

NH: Planning Commission Details Rockingham County Transportation Projects

CT: New Haven Officials Talk About Cheap, Effective Ways to Improve Streets

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Maxwell Technologies Announces Availability of Enhanced 48V Module

November 21, 2014
From Maxwell Technologies Inc.

The 48V module now includes exclusive DuraBlue advanced shock and vibration technology.

WA: Transit Officials OK Engineering Study for Cross-Town Trolley Bus Line

November 21, 2014

Spokane mass transit officials are poised to ask voters for a sales tax increase to run a trolley bus line from Browne's Addition through the heart of downtown to the campuses of Gonzaga University and Spokane Community College.

PA: Port Authority of Allegheny County Plans Transit Schedule Changes

November 21, 2014

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is adjusting schedules on 28 bus routes starting Sunday to help address overcrowding and slightly increase capacity, changes that some transit advocates say are insufficient.

ZF Receives Award for Electrically Driven City Bus Axle

ZF Receives Award for Electrically Driven City Bus Axle

November 21, 2014
From ZF

ZF AVE 130 electric portal axle beats off competition in the International busplaner Sustainability Prize 2015

Annie Street Plaza Unveiled Amid Bustling Yerba Buena Neighborhood

Annie Street Plaza Unveiled Amid Bustling Yerba Buena Neighborhood

November 21, 2014
From San Francisco Planning Department

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, Pavement to Parks Program & Yerba Buena Community Benefit District applaud new pedestrian plaza.

TheRide Awards Contract for Paratransit Services to Select Ride

November 21, 2014
From Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide) (AATA)

The decision follows an evaluation period where TheRide staff, Local Advisory Council (LAC) Executive Board Members, and a consultant from RLS Associates evaluated responses to a Request for Proposals for paratransit service.

AAATA Board of Directors Decides on Propulsion Technology for New Bus Order

AAATA Board of Directors Decides on Propulsion Technology for New Bus Order

November 21, 2014
From Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide) (AATA)

The delivery, which will include 24 low-emission conventional buses and three hybrid-electric buses, will be the first in a series that the AAATA will make over the next five years.

MN: $10M Fix to Red Line Will Save Time and Money

November 20, 2014

A detour that has annoyed passengers and been a major stumbling block in the operations of Minnesota's first bus rapid transit route -- making it less than rapid -- received $9.7 million for a fix Wednesday.

MN: Longtime Edina Residents 'Up in Arms' Over Plan to Build More Sidewalks

November 20, 2014

A plan to build sidewalks in neighborhoods throughout Edina is erupting into a high-stakes fight about the city's future -- and what kind of identity a suburb should have in the 21st century if it wants to thrive.

MN: Met Council Chairwoman Quits, Wants 'Just to Have One Job'

November 20, 2014

Metropolitan Council Chairwoman Susan Haigh announced her resignation Wednesday, saying it has proved too time-consuming to juggle the demands of her work for the regional planning agency with her day job running Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.

ME: Auburn Bus Station Plan to be Reviewed Thursday

November 20, 2014

The city and the Lewiston-Auburn Transportation Committee will host a public meeting in Auburn Hall to discuss building the downtown bus hub and transportation center in Great Falls Plaza.

VA: Virginia Beach Police Investigating Three-Vehicle Accident That Injured 12

November 20, 2014

Virginia Beach Police are at the scene of an accident involving a Hampton Roads Transit bus and two other vehicles that injured 12 people, a spokesman said.

2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Agenda Announced as Early Bird Registration Opens

November 20, 2014
From Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

Thousands of clean transportation stakeholders are expected to participate in the world’s largest clean fleet event.

SFMTA Launches Online Protest Platform

November 20, 2014
From San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) recently launched a new portal that allows customers to protest parking and transit violations online.

Windows in Bismarck Bus Shelters Vandalized

November 20, 2014
From Capital Area Transit (The CAT)

Damages to the shelters is estimated to be over $3,000.

J.L. Patterson & Associates Awarded First Prize at Be Inspired Awards

November 20, 2014
From J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP)

Firm receives international recognition for work on the Tehachapi Mountains Double Track.

Automotive Lift Institute Elects 2015 Board

Automotive Lift Institute Elects 2015 Board

November 20, 2014
From Automotive Lift Institute (ALI)

Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts has been elected chairman of the Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors for 2015.

Maintenance Design Group Adds Facility Designers

Maintenance Design Group Adds Facility Designers

November 20, 2014
From Maintenance Design Group

Maintenance Design Group (MDG) has added three new facility designers, one in each of the firm’s Houston, Denver, and Baltimore offices.

Milwaukee Alderman: A Big League City Needs Big League Transit

November 20, 2014
From City of Milwaukee

A Statement by Milwaukee Alderman Nik Kovac on the movement of the city's streetcar project.

Fisk Electric Awarded $87 Million Transbay Transit Center Contract

November 20, 2014
From Tutor Perini Corp.

The scope of work consists of the installation of all electrical, communications, life safety, fire alarm, security, and integrated network systems. The project owner is the Transbay Joint Powers Authority.

Decos Launches Driving App Flo

Decos Launches Driving App Flo

November 20, 2014
From Decos Mobile Solutions

New version offers features not in original Beta release.

ONVIF-Compatible Video Encoding Platform Promotes Upgrades

ONVIF-Compatible Video Encoding Platform Promotes Upgrades

November 20, 2014
From mobiDEOS Inc.

Second-generation solution further reduces cost and complexity of analog to IP transition.

What’s happening with Electronic Fare Systems today? TriMet: A case study.

What’s happening with Electronic Fare Systems today? TriMet: A case study.

From INIT, Innovations In Transportation Inc.

Modern EFM systems are changing the way we do business in public transit. One agency staying on the edge of modern ITS technologies is TriMet. The first agency in the world to release data to the public for the development of third-party transit apps is...

Nova Bus renews partnership with BC Transit

November 20, 2014
From Nova Bus

Nova Bus secured an order for 40 buses with BC Transit valued at $18 million.