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October 20, 2016
Community Transit programs removed 370K drive-alone trips in 2016

Choice Connections and Curb the Congestion target large employers and most-congested corridors, and recognize individuals who use transportation options.

Caltrain begins courtesy campaign via social media

The campaign, called “Caltrain Manners,” is the result of a recent online survey, where passengers were asked what annoyed them most about their fellow riders. Caltrain tallied the results to determine the three worst passenger gaffes.

Sacramento RT receives state certification for bus apprenticeship program

Having trained and qualified mechanics is critical to RT’s mission of providing reliable bus service to the Sacramento region.

Future for connected cars is promising, obstacles remain: study

Obstacles include privacy and security concerns, to a lack of infrastructure and the need for a legislative framework.

[Video] BusCon 2016 Show Recap

A look at BusCon 2016 in Indianapolis, which featured more than 80 vehicles on the show floor, the inaugural Transit Maintenance Forum, and educational sessions on a host of topics operators are facing today.

SORTA to sell advertising to pay for bus benches

In a separate ordinance, the city agreed to stop removing currently illegal benches at some stops unless they are unsafe.

Valley Metro awarded $1M to develop app integrating ticketing, trip planning

Agency is partnering with RouteMatch Software, transit industry technology provider, as well as Arizona State University, Lyft and the city of Phoenix DOT to create the passenger-based app.

Q'Straint webinar to discuss rearward-facing securement

This presentation will explore developing ridership trends facing transit providers, offer an overview of the current research on rearward facing securement, and examine how emerging technologies are addressing the previous shortcomings of primitive rearward securement applications.

NACTO adds new transit agency members from Seattle, Portland, Miami

The association's peer-to-peer network model helps the best ideas from cities gain traction across the continent and around the world.

Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

Harsco taps new president of its worldwide rail business

Jeswant Gill joins Harsco with 30 years of global leadership experience in major multinational manufacturing and technology firms.

BYD enters mass transit market with low-cost train

The light rail technology is applicable to small and medium-sized cities, heavy traffic routes, CBD’s and routes connecting tourist attractions in large cities, according to the company.

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