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April 28, 2016
5 companies form coalition to bring self-driving cars to market quicker

Group includes Google, Ford, Uber, Volvo Cars and Lyft, with former NHTSA chief David Strickland serving as the coalition's counsel and spokesman.



Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority acquires radio spectrum for train communications

The agreement with Access 700 LLC, a subsidiary of Access Spectrum LLC, for 44 frequencies covering the lower section of the state, is critical for the development of secure and reliable train communication systems, such as PTC.



FRA makes $25M available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.



6 Ways High-Speed Rail Will Benefit Texas, Transportation Industry

Ask commuters who drive between Houston and Dallas almost every day and see what they have to say. They are known as “super commuters” – the nearly 50, 000 people traveling back and forth between the two cities at least once a week. That number will increase as the growth in Texas continues to climb. Super commuters and other drivers want another solution to Texas’ traffic-clogged highways. Enter the Texas Central high-speed rail project...



First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.


D.C. Metro rules out power cables as factor in recent smoke incident

Passengers aboard the train described a tense atmosphere, with smoke in some of the railcars, flames visible outside the train and the odor of electrical smoke evoking memories of the Jan. 12, 2015, L’Enfant Plaza Metro station incidnet that left one rider dead and scores sickened


MCI delivers 4 J4500s to Dallas operator

The move marks a first in coaches for AJL International Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, which enhances its 20-year highly successful business in corporate ground transportation.


Alstom awarded major re-signaling project in the UK

Collaborated with Network Rail to develop an interlocking solution based on Alstom’s Smartlock range that will be ready for ETCS installation allowing trains with ETCS capability to operate on that section of the line.


When Creating A Transit Safety App, Ease of Use is Key

Nowadays, there’s an app for everything. Very few of those apps can turn an everyday transit rider into a hero who summons help for a person in distress. A routine ride on your transit system can be suddenly disrupted if you witness an assault, a crime in progress or a medical emergency. That is why apps designed for public safety must take all imaginable scenarios into consideration.


[Video] MBTA's Operations Control Center: A behind-the-scenes look

Provides a behind-the-scenes view of the central hub of Boston's mass transit system. Published April 15, 2016  

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