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SEPTA Capital Budget: Upgrade Infrastructure, Expand Capacity

March 27, 2015
From Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

SEPTA  is moving forward with initiatives to renew critical infrastructure, replace aging portions of its fleet and expand capacity for growing ridership under its proposed Fiscal Year 2016 Capital Budget and 12-Year Capital Program. The capital budget...

Keolis Announces Full Restoration Of MBTA Commuter Rail Service On March 30

March 27, 2015
From Keolis

Keolis  Commuter Service announced that regular weekday service for MBTA Commuter Rail would be fully restored on March 30, with the number of seats available to passengers returning to pre-storm levels. The commuter rail system has been operating...

FirstGroup Thanks First ScotRail Passengers, Employees

FirstGroup Thanks First ScotRail Passengers, Employees

March 27, 2015
From First Transit

On April 1, operations at First ScotRail will transfer to a new franchise run by Abellio, with sleeper services to be operated by the newly created Caledonian Sleeper franchise, run by Serco.  Commenting, FirstGroup Chief Executive Tim O’Toole...

SC: Horry County Council Seeks Update on Coast RTA Funding Agreement

March 27, 2015

March 27--PINOPOLIS -- Horry County Councilmen want to hear an update on the funding agreement the county has with Coast RTA before it moves ahead with committing more than $1 million to the transit agency. A Coast official said late Thursday that a...

NY: NFTA Faces Prospect of Operating With $9M Less from Albany

March 27, 2015

March 26--Unless state lawmakers come up with more money, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will run bus and rail service and two airports with about $9 million less than what agency administrators say is needed. While no major effects on...

MD: Communities Gather to Discuss Green Ideas, Initiatives

March 27, 2015

March 27--From switching street light bulbs to planning Earth Month events, community leaders from across Frederick County shared ideas and discussed potential green projects at the first Frederick County Green Team Summit, held Wednesday evening...

MN: Electric Bikes Make Inroads in the U.S.

March 27, 2015

March 27--A cancer diagnosis knocked Mike Brown off his feet three years ago and into a five-month hospital stay. At the end, the Army veteran who had kept himself fit into his 60s with regular cycling couldn't walk 50 feet without the help of two...

First Transit Awarded Oregon Health Authority’s TriCounty MedLink

March 27, 2015
From First Transit

First Transit  announces that the company has been awarded the contract for Oregon Health Authority’s Tri County MedLink for Portland and surrounding areas. The contract began Jan. 1, and is for four years. It engages First Transit to serve as the...

First Transit Named NEMT Broker for Family Health Network

March 27, 2015
From First Transit

First Transit  announced that the company has been awarded the contract for as the Non-Emergent Medical Transportation (NEMT) broker for the Family Health Network – an Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Managed Care Network. The...

Moving New Chicago-Rockford Amtrak Service Forward Still a High Priority

March 27, 2015
From Midwest High Speed Rail Association

Statement of Richard Harnish, executive director of the Midwest High Speed Rail Association (MHSRA) , in response to recent rumors that the new Chicago-Rockford Amtrak  service will not move forward. “Bringing Amtrak to Rockford is a high...

Jake Mackenzie Elected Vice Chair of MTC

March 27, 2015
From Metropolitan Transportation Commssion (MTC)

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission  rounded out its leadership team on March 25 by unanimously electing Rohnert Park Councilmember Jake Mackenzie to serve as vice chair for the two-year term running through February 2017. Santa Clara County...

Antaira Technologies Introduces LMX-0600 Series

Antaira Technologies Introduces LMX-0600 Series

March 26, 2015
From Antaira Technologies

Antaira Technologies  announced its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMX-0600 series . Antaira Technologies’ LMX-0600 series is a 6-port industrial managed Ethernet switch that supports a 12~48VDC power input...

LMX-0600 Ethernet Switch

LMX-0600 Ethernet Switch

From Antaira Technologies

Supports a 12~48VDC power inpu Designed with six 10/100Tx Fast Ethernet ports Dual power input designed product series provides A reverse polarity, EFT, surge (2,000VDC) and ESD (6,000VDC) protection

2015 MTA Professional Bus Operator Graduation Ceremony

March 26, 2015
From Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)

The Maryland Transit Administration  is hosting the 2015 MTA Professional Bus Operator Graduation Ceremony March 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore. A class of 14 drivers who passed the 10-week...

Metro Introduces New Safety Preparedness Videos

March 26, 2015
From Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

Metro  on March 26 unveiled new safety preparedness videos to show riders what they should do in the event of an emergency involving smoke or fire on a train or in a station.  The 60-second videos, available in English and Spanish, will be aired on...

Tom Menzel Announces Retirement from BATA

Tom Menzel Announces Retirement from BATA

March 26, 2015
From Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)

The Bay Area Transportation Authority (BATA)  officially announces the retirement of Executive Director Tom Menzel. He will transition from BATA at the end of 2015 after six years of innovative service and leadership. “My years at BATA have been...

MN: Bill to Block Public Funds for Zip Rail Advances

March 26, 2015

March 26--ST. PAUL -- Zip Rail opponents urged lawmakers on Wednesday to support a bill that would block all public funding for the proposed high-speed rail line from Rochester to the Twin Cities. Olmsted County resident John Meyer said high-speed rail...

BYD Announces 12 year Battery Warranty

BYD Announces 12 year Battery Warranty

March 26, 2015
From BYD Motors Inc.

BYD Coach and Bus  announced a 12-year unconditional battery warranty for their Purpose Built Propulsion Battery used in their transit and over the road coaches. “We know our Iron-Phosphate battery is the best battery on the market today.and we have...

Metro's First 7000-Series Train to Debut April 14

Metro's First 7000-Series Train to Debut April 14

March 26, 2015
From Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro)

The date is set, Metro  customers, and your new ride will soon be here. Metro has announced that the system’s first 7000-series train will enter passenger service April 14, on the Blue Line. The introduction of the first new train will be the...

TX: Metro Likely to Write Off $96M in Light Rail Studies

March 26, 2015

March 26--With pained faces, Houston transit officials Thursday learned they likely have to write off $96 million worth of studies related to light rail lines west of downtown, though transit improvements in the area remain a priority. "I feel the...

Why Motor Drives Impact the World So Dramatically

March 26, 2015
From ABB

Motor drives, which act exactly like an accelerator pedal that speeds up or slows down a vehicle in exact proportion to driving conditions, are the unsung heroes of the energy world. Because they regulate motors so precisely, and because motors are the...

NM: Advocates Push Train Cost-Sharing Deal

March 26, 2015

March 26--A small group of advocates of the Southwest Chief train gathered Wednesday at Amtrak's Albuquerque station to urge New Mexico to support a $4 million a year cost-sharing agreement that would upgrade 636 miles of track from Lamy to eastern...

FL: SunRail Running After Driver Possibly Tried to Beat Train in Crash

March 26, 2015

March 26--SunRail trains are running this morning after a crash involving a Ford Freestyle in Maitland on Wednesday. Police said the Ford driver may have been trying to speed across the tracks. No injuries were reported in the crash, which...

IN: Transpo's New Day Pass Get Favorable Response

March 26, 2015

March 26--SOUTH BEND -- Summarizing the benefits of a proposed day pass for Transpo riders, agency General Manager David Cangany said, "The more you ride the less you pay." "It just gives riders one more item in the tool kit, if you will, to make...

AVTA Rally Focuses on Transportation Infrastructure Funding

March 26, 2015
From Antelope Valley Transit Authority

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) , in conjunction with other transit agencies across America, will be participating in the nationwide "Stand Up For Transportation Day" on April 9. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association...