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Travel and Public transit

Los Angeles To Become First In U.S. To Install Subway Body Scanners

August 14, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles subway system will become the first in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transportation […]


Travel and Public transit, Vehicles

GreenPower delivers 3 more all-electric buses to City of Porterville

August 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. (GreenPower) received payment for the next three EV350 all-electric transit buses for the City of Porterville, bringing the total electric bus fleet to five. This represents the halfway mark for Porterville’s initial order of 10 zero-emissions […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Congress hearing to examine California High-Speed Rail Project

August 6, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), will hold a field hearing in Sacramento on Thursday, August 9, to review the status and recent changes to the California […]


Travel and Public transit

Hyperloop is hard at work, killing taxes and public investment

August 3, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Cupertino, California is home to Apple, the world’s first trillion dollar company. It also has terrible transportation problems, as its population swells from 60,000 at night to 180,000 every day as the tech workers stream into town. So the city, […]


Travel and Public transit

Sound Transit expands priority parking permit program for solo drivers

July 30, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Seattle’s Sound Transit Board approved expansion of its parking permit program by providing a reserved parking option for solo drivers at its highest-demand transit facilities. Beginning in October, the permit program will offer weekday commuters driving alone to selected stations […]


Travel and Public transit, Vehicles

Uber and Lyft’s Never-Ending Quest to Crush Price Comparison Apps

July 11, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR NEARLY AS long as there have been ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, there have been apps that help riders compare fares and travel times. These aggregator apps allow riders to survey all the services in an area and […]


Travel and Public transit

WMATA orders 12 60-foot Xcelsior buses from New Flyer

July 9, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

New Flyer of America Inc. announced an order from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for 12 60-foot articulated New Flyer Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid buses. The order converts 12 buses from the option backlog to firm orders. The buses will […]


Travel and Public transit

Truck Stops Respond to Drivers’ Needs

July 6, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A truck stop is not just a location for drivers to refuel. Across the United States they create a unique “home away from home” for drivers. Known generally as places that offer services for drivers to refuel their vehicles and […]


Travel and Public transit

L.A. Metro board OKs transformative ‘Vision 2028’ plan

July 2, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) big picture plan, Metro Vision 2028, which explains the strategies the agency plans to use to improve mobility and quality of life across Los Angeles County over the next decade, was approved […]


Travel and Public transit

Nova’s LFSe first electric bus to pass Altoona Testing

June 27, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Nova Bus announced it passed the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) new model bus test with a great score of 80%. The tests were conducted in Altoona, Pa., and are required for any company selling buses in the U.S. that are […]