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FL: Manatee County Set to Qualify for $878,052 Transit Grant, Official Says

CA: Business Leaders Say Labor is Pushing Rail Car Plant from L.A. County

CO: Colorado Springs Rally Focuses on Increased Transit Funding

WA: Seattle Region's Commute Times Worsen

NC: CATS Makes Several Changes in Bus Routes

FL: Race for North Pinellas Commission Seat Heats Up

FL: Palm Beach County Focuses on Public Transportation to Improve Travel

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Ioxus’ 48V/165F Module Passes Top Thermal Testing and Vibration Certifications

Ioxus’ 48V/165F Module Passes Top Thermal Testing and Vibration Certifications

October 21, 2014
From Ioxus Inc.

Ioxus on Oct. 21 announced results of an extensive durability test of its flagship hybrid bus product, the 48 Volt (V) / 165 Farad (F) module.

Kiel Featured in Show Stopping Exhibits at Expo

Kiel Featured in Show Stopping Exhibits at Expo

October 21, 2014
From Kiel North America LLC

US-seating specialist takes center stage in Bombardier and MCI exhibits; Introduces seat model for high-speed trains, newly developed slider version to North American market.

Cincinnati Metro Bus Operator Honored

Cincinnati Metro Bus Operator Honored

October 21, 2014
From Cincinnati Metro

Jontay Love recognized at Oct. 21 SORTA meeting.

Two Former AC Transit Executives Honored

October 21, 2014
From AC Transit

GM Mary King and Chief Service Planner Cory LaVigne awarded for excellence in public transportation.

SmartDrive Launches Expansion to On-board Video Safety System

October 21, 2014
From Smartdrive Systems

SmartDrive Systems announced the introduction of SmartDrive Assurance for Transit, an extension to its on-board video safety system for transit agencies.

MTI Releases Bikeshare Study

October 21, 2014
From Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

Mineta Transportation Institute’s free research report provides insight.

Nick Promponas Re-Elected to APTA Business Member Board of Governors

October 21, 2014
From First Transit

The Business Member Board of Governors is responsible for directing and establishing activities for APTA’s business members.

MN: Met Council Board Not Big Transit Riders, Survey Finds

October 21, 2014

Most members of the Metropolitan Council rarely use the public transportation system they are in charge of overseeing, based on transit pass usage and a Star Tribune survey of the 17-member body.

WA: National Transit Meeting in Houston Draws 7 From Kitsap

October 21, 2014

Seven Kitsap Transit officials spent most of last week in Houston, surrounded by all things public transportation.

MD: Resolution Shuns the Implementation of a Mass Transit System

October 21, 2014

The Carroll County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on a resolution next week that clearly states the board's intention to prevent the construction of any mass transit system that allows access into and out of the county.

DCTA Wins Multiple Awards

DCTA Wins Multiple Awards

October 21, 2014
From Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA)

The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) was awarded a total of eight industry and marketing awards this fall.

FL: Hillsborough County Judicial Candidates Tout Experience

October 21, 2014

Because they're not allowed to talk about much of substance, including how they'd rule on cases, candidates for judgeships generally have to try to distinguish themselves with voters by saying they have the most experience or the best background.

CA: Golden Gate Bridge Renews Talk of Sidewalk Tolls

October 21, 2014

Plans to charge a toll to pedestrians and bicyclists will be examined once again by Golden Gate Bridge officials as the agency looks to keep itself in the black.

MN: Transit Grants Sought for Housing, Art, Plaza

October 21, 2014

A Metropolitan Council committee on Monday reviewed funding for $6.5 million in transit-oriented development grants for seven projects involving housing, plazas and public art -- all near public transit. The Met Council will consider the requests on Nov.

KS: City Sending Educational Mailer on Wichita's Proposed Sales Tax

October 21, 2014

Citing misinformation about the proposed 1-cent sales tax for Wichita, city officials have decided to send out an educational mailer.

Cummins Announces Mobile App for Apple Devices

Cummins Announces Mobile App for Apple Devices

October 21, 2014
From Cummins Inc.

The QSOL mobile app provides on- the-go access to Cummins part options, parts catalogs and engine dataplate information for 15 million Cummins Engine Serial Numbers (ESNs).

FL: HART Looks at Options for Late Bus Riders, Disabled

October 21, 2014

The county's transit agency is investigating new ways to help customers go that last mile from a bus to home late at night and how to provide rides for the disabled at a reasonable cost.

NC: Wave Officials Focus on Improve Transit Between Leland, Wilmington

October 21, 2014

The lack of any uptick in ridership on the route since construction started isn't deterring officials, but rather pushing them to focus on making transit options friendlier for Leland area residents traveling to and from Wilmington.

RTC, Sen. Harry Reid Celebrate Groundbreaking for Mobility Training Center

RTC, Sen. Harry Reid Celebrate Groundbreaking for Mobility Training Center

October 21, 2014
From Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC)

The MTC will help Southern Nevadans, especially senior residents and persons with disabilities, move more independently throughout our community.

RTS Dedicates New Transit Center

October 21, 2014
From Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Long-awaited transit hub will open to the public on November 28.

TTC Working to Resolve Bike Rack Concerns

October 21, 2014
From Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

On Oct. 16, the Ontario Ministry of Labour ordered Toronto Transit Commission bike racks not be used on two of its bus types - the Nova Articulated and Orion VII buses - effective immediately due to concerns around sight lines when the bike racks are in...

RTD to Implement parking fees at 5 W Line Park-n-Rides

October 21, 2014
From Regional Transportation District (RTD)

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will implement parking fees at five Park-n-Rides along the W line as part of its parking management program.

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Elects Officers

Fort Worth Transportation Authority Elects Officers

October 21, 2014
From Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)

The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) re-elected Scott Mahaffey, president and CEO of Cohn & Gregory Inc,. as chair of The T’s nine-member board of directors.

Official Handover of new AVL System for Budapest Transport

Official Handover of new AVL System for Budapest Transport

October 21, 2014
From IVU Traffic Technologies AG

Express modernisation of operational control by IVU AG.

Maryland Voters Could Put Transportation Funding in a "Lockbox." Here's What That Would Mean.

Legislators in Maryland are asking voters to amend the state constitution to ensure that transportation taxes go to transportation projects. They say it's necessary to keep governors from using the state's Transportation Trust Fund to balance the budget,