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Travel and Public transit

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. […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Public transportation industry responds to President’s infrastructure plan

February 14, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, several in the transportation industry came out to voice their displeasure for the plan and to urge Congress to keep the door open for further discussion and input from […]


Travel and Public transit

BNSF Announces $3.3 Billion CapEx Program in 2018

February 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

BNSF Railway Co. plans to invest $3.3 billion in capital expenditures in 2018, including $2.4 billion in maintenance projects, according to a budget outline that roughly matches the same spending as 2017. The Class 1 railroad, a subsidiary of Berkshire […]


Travel and Public transit

Uber and Lyft Might Not Be Ruining the American City

January 31, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS IS HOW quickly transportation has changed in urban America. In July 2010, a service called UberCab went live in San Francisco—that’s fewer than eight years ago. Washington, DC’s Capital Bikeshare, the country’s largest bike-sharing program, really got off the […]


Impact & Regulations, Travel and Public transit

Rail Customer Group Calls for Trump to Make STB Nominations

January 22, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The Rail Customer Coalition, a group of manufacturing, agricultural and industrial shippers, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to nominate candidates to fill vacant seats on the Surface Transportation Board. The federal agency is supposed to have […]


Travel and Public transit

Mobility-On-Demand: The Future of Transportation

December 26, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft have been largely viewed as a threat to public transportation agencies, stealing customers and much-needed revenue. These fears are not unfounded. An October report by the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation […]


Vehicles

Self-Driving Vehicle Proving Ground Opens Near Detroit

December 19, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

The launch of self-driving vehicle testing at the American Center for Mobility west of Detroit came with something that frequently confounds human drivers in Michigan — snow. But it’s an element that actually boosts the value of the site, which […]


Travel and Public transit

Why do Americans (and Elon Musk) hate public transit so much, and love chasing “Cyberspace Techno-dreams”?

December 15, 2017

Via: TreeHugger

Recently we noted that Elon Musk doesn’t like public transit very much; he said “It’s a pain in the ass. That’s why everyone doesn’t like it. And there’s like a bunch of random strangers, one of who might be a […]


Impact & Regulations

ABA urges Congress to fund intercity bus security grant program

November 16, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

American Bus Association (ABA) President Peter Pantuso sent letters to the chairmen of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees urging them to adequately fund the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2018. In his letter, Pantuso said: “I […]


Infrastructure, Travel and Public transit

Amtrak continues next phase of Penn Station infrastructure work

November 15, 2017

Via: Metro Magazine

Amtrak is announcing a series of track renewal projects in New York Penn Station as part of the Infrastructure Renewal program. While the bulk of the renewal work for 2018 will occur on weekends, there will be a series of […]