November Industry News

MAX Transit Dedicates and Opens New Operations Facility

The transit system for the greater Holland/Zeeland area officially dedicated and opened its new $4.7 million operations facility on Greenway Drive on Oct. 4 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and public open house attended by more than 140 guests.

The facility was funded with 80 percent federal capital grants and 20 percent matching state funds. The new 33,500 sq. ft. facility includes an inside bus storage for 28 buses, a conference/training center, central dispatch, office areas, driver lounge and patio, and locker room area. DLZ of Lansing designed the building, which was constructed by Lakewood Construction of Holland.


Alstom and Italian Railways FS Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pendolino

Alstom and Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) celebrated the 25th anniversary of Pendolino at Milan’s Central Station in Italy.

Two Pendolino models were presented during the event, which was attended by company dignitaries.


Metro Bus Shelters Get Artsy Makeover in Cincinnati

ArtWorks partnered with Metro and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County to transform 24 bus shelters into public art.

ArtWorks led the six youth apprentices in designing the graphic prints for the Metro Art Shelter Project.


SouthWest Transit Opens East Creek Station

SouthWest Transit’s East Creek Station, officially opened for service on Sept. 23, providing express service to downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota.

The station has 675 parking stalls, is climate controlled with TV monitors for customers as well as for disseminating up to date information. The station is equipped with Wi-Fi and a state of the art security system.

The ramp and station are ecofriendly and will be identified and used as a trail head for access onto the many local bike and hiking trails.


ABQ Ride Constructs and Displays Albuquerque’s Latest Parklet

ABQ Ride is helping Albuquerque join a growing movement to turn some urban parking spaces in the city into parklets for people to enjoy.

As part of its“Clear the Air” campaign, ABQ Ride will convert four parking spaces into a small park. Seating and greenery will be provided by the parks and recreation department.

The first parklet was constructed at the Central New Mexico Community College parking lot by student services.