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Travel and Public transit

New York MTA to unveil Bus Action Plan

April 23, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is unveiling its Bus Action Plan to improve service, which includes sweeping measures geared toward the reliability, speed, and modernization of a network that has lost ridership in recent years, amNewYork reports. […]


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Boston’s MBTA improves real-time information for subway service

April 23, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has improved subway arrival predication times on MBTA.com and select smartphone applications. Following last month’s announcement of improved prediction times and train locations for Commuter Rail, this latest improvement to the MBTA’s real-time information, […]


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Bunkbeds in the cargo hold trumpet a new golden age of flying

April 19, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU’VE SEEN old-timey photos of aviation in the early decades of the jet age and wondered where all the glamour went, you’ve been flying economy. When airlines change the back of the plane, it’s usually to pack in more […]


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L.A. Metro lands $482M in state funds for rapid corridor project, buses

March 29, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The California Transportation Commission (CTC) approved the programming of $482 million in State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) funding that will be used for a variety of transportation projects throughout the region including the SR-138 Highway Project, the East San Fernando […]


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Bombardier secures Maryland Transit rail services contract

March 26, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Bombardier Transportation signed a five-year extension to its current contract with the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) to provide operations and maintenance services for the Brunswick and Camden Lines of the Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Rail System. The contract extension […]


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As Tech Matures, Transit Agency Usage of Electric Buses Evolves

March 20, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

As sustainable practices continue to come into focus for counties, cities, and municipalities around the nation, transit agencies are continuing to focus on the potential of adding electric buses to their fleets. Despite the promises of zero-emissions and being good […]


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L.A. Metro launches pilot program for SBE, DBE, and DVBE firms

March 20, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) implemented a one-year pilot program to assist Metro-certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, (DBE) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) firms secure sufficient bonding to work on Metro construction projects. […]


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GreenPower delivers first 2 all-electric buses to Calif. city

March 15, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. completed the sale of the first two of 10 EV350 all-electric transit buses to the City of Porterville, Calif. The buses will replace all of the existing CNG-powered transit buses. The EV350 was designed and built […]


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Chicago Transit Launches New Intersection Content Platform

March 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Intersection, a smart cities technology and media company, announced the launch of IxNConnect, a new content platform that helps transit agencies better communicate with their customers, enhance the rider experience, and maximize revenue with adjacent advertising. IxNConnect allows transit agencies […]


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Metrom Rail wins NY MTA ‘Genius Transit Challenge’

March 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) named rail technology supplier Metrom Rail a winner of the “Genius Transit Challenge.” The MTA created the Challenge in 2017 to identify innovative solutions to modernize and improve New York City’s subway service. […]