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IL: Father of 3 Shot to Death on Way Home from Work

MA: Oft-Homeless Man ID'd as Train Victim

FL: Window on SunRail Damaged by Rock Thrown by Juvenile

MA: Preferred MBTA Site Identified in Plaistow

NY: As MTA Hunts for Money, Group Touts Support for Plan to Add Tolls on East River Bridges

CA: Cheap Gas is Not Good News for Those Who Worry About Climate Change

WA: Kitsap Transit North Base Nearing Construction

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Cubic Provides Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail A Team Solution for 'Putting the Customer First'

December 18, 2014
From Cubic Transportation Systems

Major upgrade brings ticket distribution, revenue management and CRM systems up to speed to fulfill customer needs.

ABB Board Proposes Peter Voser as its New Chairman

December 18, 2014
From ABB

Hubertus von Grünberg and Michael Treschow decide not to stand for re-election to the Board of Directors at the next Annual General Meeting in April 2015. All other current members of the Board to stand for re-election.

Metro Begins Testing of Real-Time Bus Arrival Signs

December 18, 2014
From Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

Metro is in the process of installing real-time customer information displays at four bus stops in preparation for a wider rollout in 2015.

CDTA Board Approves Articulated Bus Purchase

December 18, 2014
From Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

Authority to add pair of expanded capacity buses in support of soaring ridership.

John D. Dingell Transit Center Dedication in Dearborn

John D. Dingell Transit Center Dedication in Dearborn

On Dec. 16, national and local leaders joined together to mark the opening of the John D. Dingell Transit Center in Dearborn, Michigan.

RTD employees and contractors present 14th annual Operation Give-a-Gift

December 18, 2014
From Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Over 2,400 employee-donated holiday gifts presented to four metro area service agencies.

Accenture Reports Strong First-Quarter Fiscal 2015 Results

December 18, 2014
From Accenture

Revenues increase 7 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency to $7.9 billion.

OR: How an Old-School TriMet Bus Ends Up for Sale Outside a Forest Grove Flower Farm

December 18, 2014

Three red stripes seen on the side of a rural Washington County road can unexpectedly vault longtime Portlanders back to the public transportation of yesteryear.

MN: Metro Transit Offers Free Ride Pass for Surly Beer Hall Opening

December 18, 2014

Metro Transit is offering a pass for free rides on its bus or light rail lines to get to the opening of Surly Brewing Co.'s new beer hall.

CA: Family, Friends Mourn Man Longtime Community Volunteer

December 18, 2014

The 78-year-old Sause died the evening of Dec. 11 after an AC Transit bus struck him as he was crossing the street at Grand Street and Otis Drive.

CA: SMART Needs Another $225 Million to Get Train, Pedestrian Path from Larkspur to Cloverdale

December 18, 2014

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit agency needs another $225 million to get commuter rail and a pedestrian pathway from Larkspur to Cloverdale, as promised to voters in 2008.

FL: Vinik Plan Requires Public Infrastructure Money

December 18, 2014

The revitalization of Channelside will not come free for taxpayers.

Hatch Mott MacDonald Is No. 1 on NJBIZ List of New Jersey’s Top Engineering Firms

December 17, 2014
From Hatch Mott MacDonald

Hatch Mott MacDonald heads the 2014 NJBIZ list of “New Jersey’s Top Engineering Firms,” as ranked by the number of New Jersey licensed engineers.

Metro Council Approves Mayor Dean’s Nominee for Transit Agency Board

December 17, 2014
From Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

Janet Miller named newest member of MTA Board of Directors.

Metro Bus Hosts Successful Food Drive

December 17, 2014
From Metro Bus

St. Cloud Metro Bus teamed up with Townsquare Media and Royal Tire to collect more than 2,500 pounds and over $1,500 for local food shelves during its fourth annual “Fill the Flyer” food drive. T

Prevost delivers seven new Volvo 9700 coaches to Stylus Transportation Inc.

December 17, 2014
From Prevost

All three of the new 2015 coaches will be equipped with EyeRide integration system for GPS, cameras, E-logs, and IFTA tracking along with satellite TV’s.

Demand for Real-Time Passenger Information Drives Business Forward for NextBus

December 17, 2014
From Cubic Transportation Systems

New contract awards include San Francisco Muni, Jacksonville Transit Authority, and State University of New York Purchase College.

CA: Electric Shuttle Buses to Begin Rolling in Mountain View

CA: Electric Shuttle Buses to Begin Rolling in Mountain View

December 17, 2014

Mountain View will roll out four electric buses on Jan. 5 to take riders from residential neighborhoods to shopping and dining hubs, medical facilities and other destinations as part of its Community Shuttle program.

GA: Pooler Officials Want Answers Following Rumor That County Intends to Extend CAT Service to City

December 17, 2014

A new attempt to expand the services of Chatham Area Transit is ruffling the feathers of community leaders in areas of western Chatham County that don't currently participate in the public transportation program.

TX: Taylor County Comissioners Hear Transportation Report

December 17, 2014

Taylor County Commissioners heard a report on transportation from Abilene's Metropolitan Planning Organization at their regular meeting on Tuesday. E'Lisa Smetana, MPO executive director, discussed highlights of the draft Metropolitan Transportation...

CA: Rocky Weekend for BART to Oakland Airport

December 17, 2014

Billed as sleek, speedy and reliable, BART's 3-week-old, $484 million new automated tram to the Oakland International Airport hit turbulence Friday and Sunday.

CT: Malloy Tours Busway, Says Developers Eager To Build Nearby

December 17, 2014

Cruising from one end of the CTfastrak busway to the other aboard bus 4401 Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy predicted that central Connecticut commuters will embrace the new transit system after it opens March 28.

NC: Burlington City Council Postpones Decision on $5 Tax Per Vehicle

December 17, 2014

Despite a handful of residents speaking for and against a proposed $5 tax on vehicles to fund the city of Burlington's public transportation system, the City Council decided it wouldn't make a decision on the matter until its meeting Jan. 6.

TX: VIA Board Approves Downtown Shuttle

December 17, 2014

VIA Metropolitan Transit trustees approved a six-month pilot of the "Downtown Route" shuttle, which would run from 6 p.m. until midnight Tuesday through Saturday. But the service is contingent on VIA splitting the $100,000 cost of the pilot with downtown

CA: Caltrain Strikes Vehicle on Tracks Tuesday Evening

December 17, 2014

One Caltrain struck an unoccupied car that was on the tracks at Fair Oaks Avenue on Tuesday evening, and another train had to come to a halt when it encountered another car on the tracks near the Blossom Hill station, officials said.