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November 26, 2015
Valley Metro's Banta announces resignation

Has been with the agency since 2010 and oversaw its transition from a construction agency to an operating agency. He plans to work with the board to find his replacement.

Shuttle bus drivers for Silicon Valley firms win pay raises, benefits

The median income for a high-skilled worker in Silicon Valley is $119,000 a year, compared to $27,000 for low-skilled workers, according to a report from Joint Venture Silicon Valley, a regional think tank.

Amazon pulls controversial ads from NYC subways

The ads were for its new series, “The Man in the High Castle,” and featured wrapped New York subway seats with iconography from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Canadian bus service to block Internet streaming

Some customers have reported slow internet service, while others couldn't connect at al, due to Internet streaming issues.

Synthetic drug use caused bus crash that killed Texas students, NTSB says

Also determines that contributing to the severity of the crash was the fact that, although the bus was equipped with seat belts in all seating positions, none of the passengers wore the restraints.

Metra prepares for winter weather with switch covers, heaters

Additionally, agency is continuing to repair and replace railcar doors that are prone to fail in winter conditions.

Public transit users save $9,286, annually

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle, which includes the Nov. 23 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate numbers.

Texas' DCTA receives grant for A-Train Rail Trail

Once complete, the Lewisville Hike and Bike trail will run from DCTA’s Hebron Station all the way to the Highland Village/Lewisville Lake Station. Construction on the last portion of the Lewisville Hike and Bike trail is expected to begin in early 2016.

After criticism, MBTA delays schedule changes

The schedules, which would have operated two fewer trains out of North Station per day, were criticized by some as cuts. The MBTA had said the changes would improve service and decrease delays.

Bombardier to supply 4 more trams to Australia

The order is valued at approximately $18 million and is an exercise of an option included in a contract signed in 2011.

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