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Travel and Public transit

Greenbrier Reports Lower 1Q Net Income, Higher Revenue as Orders Soar Nearly 70%

January 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

The Greenbrier Cos. reported lower net income and higher revenue for its fiscal 2019 first quarter amid strong orders for double-stack intermodal units, tank cars and heavy-duty flat cars. GBX is an international supplier of equipment and services to the […]


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A Third of Americans Use Ride-Hail. Uber and Lyft Need More

January 8, 2019

Via: Wired

HAVE YOU BEEN inside an Uber? How about a Lyft, or another ride-hailing service? If the answer is duh, rethink your sense of superiority. Because you’re in the minority. According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center, […]


Travel and Public transit

NJ TRANSIT taps new chief of rail operations

January 7, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

NJ TRANSIT’s board of directors approved Raymond P. Kenny as sr. VP and GM, rail operations. Kenny has nearly 50 years of railroad industry experience including serving as former acting president of the MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR). He has […]


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MBTA orders 200 electric-hybrid systems from BAE Systems

January 3, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

BAE Systems announced that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) ordered 194 electric-hybrid buses using the BAE Systems Series-ER extended range propulsion system. As transit agencies continue to advance toward more electric systems to help them meet their environmental goals, […]


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Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

December 26, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]


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Record Number of Travelers Predicted for Roads, Rails, Airports, AAA Says

December 20, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Expect record-breaking crowds this holiday season on the nation’s roads, rails and runways, as about one-third of Americans will be on the move. AAA, which provides automotive, travel and financial services, forecasts that 112.5 million people will travel over the […]


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Metra selects Clever Devices to replace tracking, announcement systems

December 13, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

Chicago’s Metra Board of Directors approved a $26.7 million contract to replace its antiquated GPS tracking and passenger announcement system with a state-of-the-art system that will also include a test of automatic passenger counting technology. The contract was awarded to […]


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DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

December 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that the DC Streetcar has served three million passengers since opening in February 2016. As DC Streetcar nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 […]


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California’s SamTrans board adopts express bus study

December 10, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

California’s SamTrans board of directors approved the Express Bus Feasibility Study, which outlines the agency’s plan to use express buses to improve mobility options and ease freeway congestion in San Mateo County. The first in a three-phase implementation is recommended […]


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Luxembourg Announces Plan To Become First Country To Make All Public Transportation Free

December 6, 2018

Via: The Huffington Post

In an effort to reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of cars, Luxembourg has announced its plan to become the first country in the world to make all its public transportation free. The European country’s recently re-elected coalition government […]