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Transit Consultant Louis Tilatti joins SDG

Transit Consultant Louis Tilatti joins SDG

April 17, 2015
From Steer Davies Gleave

Steer Davies Gleave  welcomed Louis Tilatti, who joins the Toronto office as an associate. He was previously with Morrison Hershfield, where he was manager of transit infrastructure. He brings a broad range of transit engineering design, project...

Victor Simuoli Joins CH2M as Senior Director of Systems Engineering

April 17, 2015
From CH2M Hill

CH2M  announced that Victor Simuoli has joined the company’s transit and rail practice as senior director of systems engineering. Simuoli is an accomplished program/project manager with significant experience in systems engineering, and demonstrated...

VTX Celebrates 15th Anniversary

April 17, 2015
From Gannett Fleming

Vertical Transportation Excellence (VTX) is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2015. Founded on May 1, 2000, the firm has grown from a staff of five to an ISO 9001:2008 Certified company serving international clients with almost $1 billion in design...

TheRide Finalizes CEO Contract with Matt Carpenter

April 17, 2015
From Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide) (AATA)

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide)  has named Matt Carpenter as its new chief executive officer.  Carpenter, a Tennessee native who has more than 15 years of professional experience in the transit industry, including eight as the...

TheRide to Contract Blue Cab for Paratransit Services

TheRide to Contract Blue Cab for Paratransit Services

April 17, 2015
From Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (TheRide) (AATA)

At its April meeting, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide)  Board of Directors moved to enter into a contract with RideCorp Inc. (a division of Blue Cab) to provide paratransit service for up to three years.  The contract will begin on...

Gannett Fleming Moves NC Offices to Raleigh

April 17, 2015
From Gannett Fleming

Gannett Fleming ’s Raleigh and Morrisville, North Carolina, offices will be consolidating and moving to a new building on Wycliff Road in Raleigh, effective April 24. Combining the Raleigh and Morrisville groups in the new location will streamline...

RTD Riders Receive Special Asparagus Festival Discount and Stop

April 17, 2015
From San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)

San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD)  and promoters of the San Joaquin Asparagus Festival are providing RTD riders with special benefits for the festival, including extended service frequency, a special boarding area inside the San Joaquin...

High-Speed Rail Conference Draws Experts

April 17, 2015
From US High Speed Rail Association

The US High Speed Rail Association (USHSR)  announced the upcoming High Speed Rail Conference, which will take place April 21-23, at the Alion Conference Center in Washington, D.C. This three-day conference brings together some of the nation's top...

Parsons Brinckerhoff Presents at APA Conference

April 17, 2015
From Parsons Brinckerhoff

Parsons Brinckerhoff   will collaborate with Autodesk to present a first of its kind Tech Zone at the American Planning Association’s (APA)   National Planning Conference , scheduled to take place April 17-22 in Seattle. This technology exhibit...

Blacksburg Transit Uses Beacon Technology to Improve Service

April 17, 2015
From Blacksburg Transit (BT)

Time until the next bus arrives on the Blacksburg Transit  system isn’t a guessing game for passengers anymore. A rider with the BT4U app (Blacksburg Transit For You) can find the exact time of the next bus and even plan a crosstown bus route...

Bitzer Screw Compressors Selected for Yacht Chillers

April 17, 2015
From Bitzer US Inc.

Aqua-Air Manufacturing of Hialeah, Florida selected Bitzer  compact screw compressors for two 100-ton, two-stage screw compressor chiller units for a chiller retrofit conversion project on a 230' Benetti Yacht built in 2000. DeWayne Nall, president...

Cincinnati Metro Adds Mini-Hybrids to Fleet

April 17, 2015
From Cincinnati Metro

Metro ’s “greening” Cincinnati, one bus at a time. Riding Cincinnati Metro is quickly becoming one of the most environmentally-responsible ways to get around town with the addition of five new “mini-hybrid” buses going into service on Earth...

CA: Harassed on the Bus or Train? File a Report, Metro Says

April 17, 2015

April 16--Los Angeles County transportation officials Thursday introduced a public awareness campaign aimed at reducing sexual harassment on buses and trains, after a survey found more than 1 in 5 passengers has experienced unwanted sexual behavior riding...

Are Rail Operators Responsible for Preventing Train Suicides?

April 17, 2015
From Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)

Although less common than people think, it’s always shocking when someone commits “suicide by train.” Do these suicides have predictable patterns? Who should be responsible for preventing them? Can they be prevented? Jan Botha, PhD, has completed...

New Solar Energy Source Powering Valley Metro Light Rail Facility

New Solar Energy Source Powering Valley Metro Light Rail Facility

April 17, 2015
From Valley Metro

Valley Metro  has chosen April 22–Earth Day–as the kick off day to begin powering the Valley Metro Rail Operations and Maintenance Center using solar power. The new solar plant, which comprises 2,800 solar voltaic panels spanning 1.15 acres, is...

GA: Poll: Gwinnett Residents in Favor of MARTA

April 17, 2015

April 17--Gwinnett voters are in favor of expanding MARTA to the county, according to a new poll released Thursday by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. But the county's top elected official said she doesn't see a need to vote on the issue anytime soon...

NC: Fayetteville Adding More Benches and Shelters

April 17, 2015

April 17--In a light rain, Troy McNair stood along a busy Bragg Boulevard waiting for the city bus. As with most of Fayetteville's 620 bus stops, McNair didn't have a bench to sit on or shelter from Wednesday's wet, breezy weather. His situation...

KY: Lextran Considers Fare Increase, Route Changes

April 17, 2015

April 16--Lextran's board of directors is poised to move forward with a plan to increase fares and make a series of service changes that include eliminating some routes, adding one route and improving Sunday service. The board is considering raising...

RTA Honors Safe Operators

April 17, 2015
From Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

The RTA  saluted 24 Bus and Paratransit Operators who have compiled a total of 575 years of accident-free driving. Joe Calabrese, RTA CEO and general manager, called that feat “incredible.” “These operators drive a large vehicle in an...

FRA Invests $21.2M in Grade Crossing Safety, PTC, Passenger Rail

April 17, 2015
From Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  has awarded eight grants totaling more than $21.2 million that invest in highway-rail grade crossing safety, positive train control (PTC) implementation, and passenger rail.  FRA awarded the grants as part...

CT: State Proposes Long-Term Rail, Port and Highway Improvements for Region

April 17, 2015

April 16--NORWICH -- With tourism and freight critical to the region's economy, a state planner said transit proposals for Eastern Connecticut over the next three decades will focus on upgrading rail and port infrastructure and making it easier to...