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WA: Neighborhood Connections Key to STA Plan

UT: UTA, Ogden to Turn Frontrunner Stop into Bike Station

CT: Rail Services Prepare For Added Holiday Riders, Drivers Advised To Be Prepared

TN: Two Chattanooga Councilmen Propose Ordinances to Regulate Uber

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Mafex Trade Delgation to Turkey

November 26, 2014
From Spanish Association of Manufacturers and Exporters (MAFEX)

The Spanish Railway Association (MAFEX) organised a trade delegation to Turkey with the aim of strengthening the relations of the Spanish railway sector with this country and supporting the industry’s technological and professional offer facing the...

TTC - In Case of Emergency

TTC - In Case of Emergency

When and how to use the emergency alarm on subway trains - need police, fire services or emergency medical care? Think 9-1-1. Also, how to cut power to the third rail if you see someone fall or jump to the tracks.

IL: CTA Joins Federal Safety Program, Becoming First in Nation

November 26, 2014

The CTA will participate in the launch of a federal program that will develop standards for upgrading rail safety in Chicago and at transit agencies across the U.S., officials said Friday.

IL: 7 Hurt After Car Crashes into Building in East Garfield Park

November 26, 2014

Seven people were injured when a car crashed into a building in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side early Tuesday, authorities said.

IVU Systems for 300 Buses at Sea of Galilee

IVU Systems for 300 Buses at Sea of Galilee

November 26, 2014
From IVU Traffic Technologies AG

Superbus Vallys Ltd orders the complete IVU.suite.

Sydney International Airport Tests the World's Longest Range Electric Bus

Sydney International Airport Tests the World's Longest Range Electric Bus

November 26, 2014
From BYD Motors Inc.

The bus will be used as an airport passenger shuttle.

RTD Hosting Fare Study Meetings Across Denver Region

November 26, 2014
From Regional Transportation District (RTD)

Agency seeks public input on proposed fare structure changes

Dayton Appoints New Chief Maintenance Officer

Dayton Appoints New Chief Maintenance Officer

November 26, 2014
From Greater Dayton RTA

Greater Dayton RTA is pleased to announce the selection of Bill Ingram as the new chief maintenance officer for the regional authority.

FRA Issues Industry-Wide Safety Advisory on Roadway Worker Authority Limits

November 26, 2014
From Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)

Safety Advisory 2014-02 Roadway Worker Authority Limits, highlights the need for railroads to ensure that appropriate safety redundancies are in place in the event an employee fails to comply with existing rules and procedures.

LA Mayor Announces Agreement with Kinkisharyo International

November 26, 2014
From Jobs to Move America

The mayor convened Kinkisharyo and labor and community groups to continue stalled talks, which resulted in agreement.

Board Approves Local Share of Federal Grants Funding to Advance Key Transportation Programs

November 26, 2014
From Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) Board of Directors today announced the approval of its local match for two federal grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to be used for key transportation projects.

New Bike Safe by Duo-Gard Enhances Security with Interior Installation

New Bike Safe by Duo-Gard Enhances Security with Interior Installation

November 26, 2014
From Duo-Gard Industries

The new Bike Safe can be engineered with walls and roofs of tempered glass, shatterproof polycarbonate or stainless steel mesh, depending on the degree of security the customer wants.

CDTA Rolls Out Real Time Passenger Information Pilot Program

November 26, 2014
From Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)

Customers will have access to real-time info for all fixed-route buses.

KCATA Board Approves RideKC Brand, Annual Budget

November 26, 2014
From Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA)

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) Board of Commissioners took several significant actions at its Nov. 19 meeting.

Building America’s Future Co-Chairs Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell Highlight Need for Infrastructure Investment on 60 Minutes

November 26, 2014
From Building America’s Future

In the segment, “Falling Apart,” hosted by Steve Kroft, LaHood said there is a lack of political courage in Washington to fix America’s transportation and infrastructure. And Gov. Rendell showed the real impact of this courage gap.

CO: Boulder Homeless Man Arrested After Struggle with RTD Guards

November 26, 2014

A Boulder homeless man is facing assault charges after police say he got into a struggle with an officer and two RTD security guards who confronted him for urinating at the bus station.

WA: Metro Putting Bus Ticket Vending Machine on Third Avenue

November 26, 2014

In a six-month experiment meant to help keep buses on schedule, riders can soon buy tickets from a vending machine on Third Avenue, outside Macy's between Pine and Stewart streets.

CA: Two BART Stations Close Due to Medical Emergencies

November 26, 2014

No trains were stopping at the downtown Berkeley BART station due to a fatality on the tracks, according to BART police.

PA: Master Plan an Uphill Climb for Lebanon Valley Bike Coalition

November 26, 2014

The biking coalition was established in 2008 and, almost from the outset, has had a goal of creating a Master Bike Plan that would detail the county's current cycling resources and set prioritized goals so that transportation planners can make roadways...

IL: 95th Street Station Overhaul is End of the Line for Some Businesses

November 26, 2014

Some of the land the CTA is buying has long been vacant but the agency also is paying for spots currently occupied by a day care center, taxi stand, currency exchange, cellphone tower and two gas stations.

FL: Tri-Rail to Upgrade How it Alerts Passengers

November 25, 2014

The scope of a $5 million passenger information system set to be installed by 2016 is still being developed.

AK: Bethel's Tiny Bus System Trying to Regain Its Hustle

November 25, 2014

The city of Bethel's tiny 6-year-old public bus system is in danger of shutting down just as it is about to really get going.

IA: City Leaders Celebrate Bus Shelter Renovation, Talk Upcoming Bus App

November 25, 2014

On Monday, city leaders celebrated the fully finished depot project, a $10.5M endeavor that no longer requires pedestrians on First Street SE and Fourth Avenue SE to dodge buses and to cross the street to get where they are going.

PA: New SCTA Transit Board Prepares for Its Launch

November 25, 2014

The authority being formed to manage public transportation in Berks and Lancaster counties is planning its first meeting for Dec. 11.

WI: Janesville Budget OK'd, Includes Transit Boost

November 25, 2014

The Janesville City Council approved the 2015 city budget Monday with a last-minute add-in--a boost to the Janesville Transit Service's troubled Innovation Express line.