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December 1, 2016
FBI investigating San Francisco Muni hack

The alleged attacker who took over Muni’s computer systems has demanded 100 bitcoin, equivalent to $73,000, in ransom for stolen city data. The SFMTA has said it refuses to pay the ransom.



Canada considering 'black boxes' on commercial vehicles after 2013 crash

The collision between an OC Transpo commuter bus and a Via train happened at a rail crossing, with the collision shearing off the front end of the bus and derailing the train killing six.



Connect Transit receives state funds, avoids shutdown

The agency announced Thursday that the payment of almost $1.9 million covers the time period of July 2016 through September 2016 and is part of a nearly $17.6 million transfer to the Downstate Public Transportation Fund.



Proposed downtown L.A. streetcar gets big boost

Supporters say ridership on the 3.8-mile service could reach 6,000 people per day.


APTA names new chief counsel

Linda C. Ford currently serves as associate administrator of the FTA's Office of Civil Rights.


Heard in the aisles at BusCon 2016

We spoke to attendees of BusCon to find out what their greatest challenges were and how they are working to solve them. Here are their responses:


Metrolinx launches Twitter service for all 7 GO Transit rail lines

While the new Twitter accounts will focus on specific delays for each train line, commuters will still have to check the main @GOTransit account for messages affecting the entire system, such as a snow alert or severe weather warnings. 


Mich. State railway management certificate program updates offerings

The updated program treats the railway as a system, covering freight supply chain integration and efficient/value-added transportation of passengers.


Transdev now operating shuttle ops for Florida Polytechnic U.

The new campus shuttle operation features two routes now and is expected to grow in the coming years as the university expands enrollment.


Bombardier plant hosts royal visit from HRH The Duke of Cambridge

During his visit, His Royal Highness was given a site tour and inspected the company's assembly of Elizabeth line trains, where he met manufacturing, welding and painting apprentices.


CCW wins contract to convert 4 Calif. buses to all-electric ZEPS system

This contract comes on the heels of a project CCW completed in December 2015 for GTrans, in which one gasoline hybrid bus was converted to ZEPS technology.

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