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PA: Capital Area Transit Responds to Cost Critics, Cites Improvements

PA: Transit Study Deal Preserves Funding for North Side Project

NY: MTA Bus Crashes in Red Hook, Injuring 7, Including Driver

MN: Northstar Train Kills Man on Tracks in Elk River

PA: Allegheny County DA Identifies Potential Witness in Bus Crash

IL: 'Flyover' Aimed at Cutting Rail Congestion

FL: Polk Sales Tax Referendum Forum Looks at Benefits of Transit Funds

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Vanderbilt Industries to Acquire Siemens’ Security Product Business

October 24, 2014
From Vanderbilt Industries

Move consolidates company’s fast growing presence in global security systems industry.

CA: Officials Advocate Stanislaus Transportation Tax

October 24, 2014

A who's who of elected officials spoke at Wednesday's "State of the Region" event in Modesto, offering quick comments on a multitude of topics -- from immigration and water bonds to government bureaucracy and predatory fish.

PA: SEPTA Names its Long-Overdue Smart Card System

October 24, 2014

SEPTA's long-delayed, $130-million smart-card payment system will be called SEPTA Key, the agency announced Thursday.

Nepal: Bus Accident Kills 9, Injures Dozens

October 24, 2014

Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.

NC: Road Diet Study Rolls Out

October 24, 2014

City Council members on Tuesday got their first look at the results of the N. Main Street road diet study.

CO: Transit is the Topic at Council Budget Hearing

October 24, 2014

Transit was the topic of the evening at the City Council budget public hearing as about a dozen residents, some wearing Community Transit Coalition T-shirts, described the busing situation in the Springs.

Ray Akkawi and Vince Alvino Join Hatch Mott MacDonald

October 24, 2014
From Hatch Mott MacDonald

Hatch Mott MacDonald announced that transportation professionals Ray Akkawi and Vince Alvino have joined the company.

Ronald Tober Inducted to APTA Hall of Fame

Ronald Tober Inducted to APTA Hall of Fame

October 24, 2014
From Parsons Brinckerhoff

Ronald J. Tober, a senior advisor in the Charlotte office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

UW-Madison Launches Transportation Workforce Center

October 24, 2014
From Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching a new center aimed at bolstering the Midwest transportation industry by providing training and opportunities for more people to pursue careers in transportation.

Fareless Friday Scheduled for Black Friday in Nashville

October 24, 2014
From Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

Free rides all day on MTA/RTA buses and Music City Star.

MaxLite Opens New facility in Anaheim

October 24, 2014
From MaxLite

Lighting innovator expands assembly and testing capabilities with LEED-certified building.

SEPTA Key Is Future of Fare Payment

SEPTA Key Is Future of Fare Payment

October 24, 2014
From Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Program name, website announced as fare modernization project progresses.

Freedman GO-ES Seat

Freedman GO-ES Seat

From Freedman Seating Company

The slim, light-weight Freedman GO-ES Seat is designed for easy customization. The innovative SplitFlip option can accommodate varying combinations for added aisle space.

Randy Altshuler joins HDR as West Region Transportation Director

October 23, 2014
From HDR

His responsibilities include leading business development activities and growth strategies throughout the West Region.

Auckland Transport selects RailComm as Yard Automation Provider

October 23, 2014
From RailComm

RailComm has partnered with GE Transportation Systems to provide a complete yard automation system for Auckland Transport’s Wiri Depot in Auckland, New Zealand.

Valley Metro Names 23-year Police Veteran as Safety and Security Director

Valley Metro Names 23-year Police Veteran as Safety and Security Director

October 23, 2014
From Valley Metro

Adrian Ruiz, retired Phoenix Police lieutenant, joins Valley Metro as the new director of safety and security for the metropolitan Phoenix regional transit system.

RTC Hosts Trunk or Treat in Washoe County

October 23, 2014
From Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County

This will be an opportunity for kids to receive candy and see and touch a new all-electric bus.

MN: Double 'Wet Willy' Lands Airman in Jail

MN: Double 'Wet Willy' Lands Airman in Jail

October 23, 2014

Giving a stranger a wet Willy could get you an annoying look, a profanity riddled verbal response or even a punch in the nose.

FL: 'Kind-Hearted' Grandfather Gunned Down Near Jacksonville Bus Stop on Way to Work

October 23, 2014

Jacksonville trash truck driver Gary Leon Bell had been getting to work by foot and then bus for a year after his vehicle developed transmission trouble he couldn't afford to fix, his sister and neighbors said.

TX: Man Shot Near Metro Transit Center

October 23, 2014

A man was shot during an attempted robbery near a Houston Metro transit center, authorities said Monday.

MD: Juveniles Driving Crime on Baltimore Transit Systems Despite Intervention Efforts

October 23, 2014

As Christopher Fisher, Kristina Gibson and their 9-year-old son struggled to blink away the pepper spray in their eyes, they say, the large group of teens who had jumped them on a city sidewalk casually departed the scene on a No. 22 bus.

CA: Oakland Teen Who Set Agender Youth's Skirt on Fire Agrees to Plea Deal

October 23, 2014

A 17-year-old Oakland boy who set fire to an agender youth on an AC Transit bus last year agreed to a plea deal on Thursday that will sentence him to seven years in prison.

NY: NYC Police Looking into Arrest of Subway Performer

October 23, 2014

Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as commuters jeered police.

FL: If You Committed Crime on a Bus, You Can't Ride

October 23, 2014

Palm Beach County commissioners today passed a local law that would temporarily bar people from using Palm Tran buses if they have committed crimes or threatened people on buses.

Montgomery County Hosts Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow

October 23, 2014
From Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County’s Department of General Services (DGS) will host one of the Maryland Clean Cities and Virginia Clean Cities four-city educational showcases of clean-fuel vehicles at the new David E. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations...