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Design Team Selected For Underline Project

March 5, 2015
From Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Transit and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Departments join Friends of The Underline to announce that the New York design consulting firm James Corner Field Operations was selected to develop the vision and Master Plan for The...

RailPlan Salutes Maryland Mechanical Services Team

RailPlan Salutes Maryland Mechanical Services Team

March 5, 2015
From RailPlan Intl. Inc.

RailPlan Intl’s MARC Mechanical Services Team was presented the RPI Award for Safety Excellence in recognition of its outstanding safety performance and maintaining an injury-free workplace for more than one year. In December, RailPlan’s North...

Parsons PTC to Launch on Metrolink

March 5, 2015
From Parsons Corp.

Parsons announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has given the Southern California Regional Railroad Authority — the governing board of Metrolink — the green light to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) technology in revenue service...

RTD Invites Public to Stand Up for Transportation

March 5, 2015
From Regional Transportation District (RTD)

The Regional Transportation District (RTD) plans an array of activities as part of “Stand Up for Transportation Day” – a national day of advocacy on April 9 to create awareness and support for long-term, sustainable transportation funding. The...

DART Real-Time Bus Locations Available Via App

March 5, 2015
From Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART)

DART March 5 launches three new technologies that make real-time bus arrival/departure information available via mobile app, text message and automated phone system, providing people more ways to access information about bus service in Greater Des Moines...

Officials: NY State Budget Needs to do More for Transit

March 5, 2015
From Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

On March 5, at a rally held at the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), Capital District Legislators, labor, business groups, and transportation advocates called on the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo to support...

Obama to Address NLC Congressional City Conference

March 5, 2015
From National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) announced that President Barack Obama will address city leaders gathered for NLC’s annual Congressional City Conference March 9, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington. Since the very beginning of his...

MDOT: 'Spring Forward' Means Be Alert for Pedestrians, Bicyclists

March 5, 2015
From Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) urges motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians to "spring forward" safely when daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. March 8. Motorists should be aware that sunrise will occur one hour later, meaning that it...

MARTA, U.S. Small Business Administration Ink Strategic Alliance

March 5, 2015
From Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)

MARTA signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help start, maintain and expand small businesses in Georgia.  SBA Regional Administrator Cassius Butts joined MARTA GM/CEO Keith T. Parker on March 3 for an...

Crosspoint Kinetics and Morgan Olson Align on Electric Hybrid Walk-In Vans

March 5, 2015
From Crosspoint Kinetics

Crosspoint Kinetics announced an alliance with leading walk-in van producer Morgan Olson that will make Kinetics Hybrid-powered delivery vehicles available to customers throughout North America. The Kinetics Hybrid from Crosspoint Kinetics transforms...

VTA BART Silicon Valley Project 'On Track' to the South Bay

March 5, 2015
From Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA)

After nearly three years of construction, VTA has reached another major milestone that indicates that the project remains on track – literally. Joint venture contractor Skanska, Shimmick, Herzog (SSH) recently installed the first set of tracks for...

Zero Emissions Ecoliner Expanding Service to New Lines

Zero Emissions Ecoliner Expanding Service to New Lines

March 5, 2015
From Foothill Transit

Foothill Transit is now running three fast-charge, zero emissions Ecoliner buses on Line 855, a community connector that serves Claremont and Pomona, with stops near the Claremont Colleges, the Claremont Transit Center and Pomona Transit Center. In...

INIT Fare Collection Study

INIT Fare Collection Study

Published on Jun 13, 2014 Sacramento, California; Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon - these cities are taking fare collection in public transit to the next level. Mobile ticketing, smart cards and bank card payments across all modes of...

Learn About Public Transportation in Kansas March 10

March 5, 2015
From Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT)

KDOT’s Office of Public Transportation will be recognizing public transportation in Kansas on the second floor of the rotunda at the Statehouse in Topeka, March 10 from 8 a.m to noon. “Public transportation offers the means for thousands of Kansans...

HART Asks Legislators to Partner in Moving Region's Transit Forward

March 5, 2015
From Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART)

HART has shared its list of priorities with lawmakers, starting with the farebox. This is especially important now as lawmakers prepare to consider new funding for projects in 2015. HART ridership has surged 20 percent over the past five years, despite...

U.S. Green Building Council Honors RTC

March 4, 2015
From Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County

The U.S. Green Building Council is honoring the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County for its commitment to the environment and sustainability.  The RTC was selected to receive the USGBC Nevada Community Organization Award. “Through...

STM Begins Major Work on Beaubien Station

STM Begins Major Work on Beaubien Station

March 4, 2015
From Societe de transport de Montreal (STM)

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is set to undertake major refurbishing work at Beaubien métro station this spring, which will require the complete closing of the station from May 4 to Aug. 30. Indeed, at its last public meeting, the...

PTAC 2015 Kick-Off Meeting Planned for March 11

March 4, 2015
From Idaho Transportation Department (ITD)

Idaho’s Public Transportation Advisory Council (PTAC) will select a new leader, review applications for new members and discuss an agreement extension when the group meets March 11 in Boise. The meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9...

CA: Engineer Injured in Metrolink Commuter Train Derailment in Oxnard Dies

March 4, 2015

The engineer driving the Metrolink train that hit an abandoned pickup truck and derailed in Oxnard last week has died, officials said Tuesday. Glenn Steele died about 5 a.m. Tuesday while being cared for at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles...

OH: Perry County Judge Pleads Guilty to Leaving Scene After Hitting COTA Bus

March 4, 2015

A judge who moves a drunken-driving trial from his courtroom to a high school each year as a lesson to students received a year's probation this morning after he pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident last year in Columbus. A charge against...

NY: NYC Subway Sign Campaign Takes Stand Against Rudeness

NY: NYC Subway Sign Campaign Takes Stand Against Rudeness

March 4, 2015

New York City's case for some of the world's most boorish behavior is made every day in its subways: There's the woman casually clipping her fingernails, the man slurping an especially pungent dish under a fellow passenger's nose, and if nature calls...

OK: Transit Systems a Boon for Many

March 4, 2015

Ki Bois Area Transit System's Tahlequah office is a busy place. A total of 19 drivers and 21 service vehicles transport an average of 550 people a day in Tahlequah. Each call goes through one central office. "We have three lines and they ring...

CA: Court Orders Work on Muni Streetcar Loop in Dogpatch Stopped

March 4, 2015

A state appeals court suspended construction work Tuesday on a long-planned Muni streetcar loop on Third Street in San Francisco's central waterfront area, a project that some neighbors say should be rerouted. The turnaround on the T-Third line in...

MN: Green Line Trims St. Paul-to-Minneapolis Trip by Minutes

March 4, 2015

On Saturday, the Green Line officially gets three minutes faster. When the 11-mile light rail line from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul debuted on June 14, Metro Transit schedules predicted trips from Target Field Station to the Union Depot...

MO: Robber Uses Fake Gun to Take Cellphones, Computer From Victims at St. Louis Airport Metrolink Station

March 4, 2015

An East St. Louis man was charged Monday with robbing two people at a Metrolink station at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Tommie C. Moore III, 28, of the 1400 block of North 45th Street, was charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and...