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May 19, 2016
Uber program encourages Bay Area apartment tenants to explore transportation options

Residents of the Parkmerced apartment complex who don't have cars will receive a monthly $100 stipend as a way to encourage “car-free living.” At least $30 a month must be used on Uber, with remaining going on a Clipper Card.



Texas bus involved in fatal crash only had seat belts in first row

The OGA Charters bus crashed Saturday north of Laredo in rainy conditions, killing eight and injuring 44 more passengers. No other vehicles were involved.



NY MTA rolls out first of 75 state-of-the-art New Flyer buses

In March, Gov. Cuomo announced the addition of 2,042 buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and USB charging ports, to the MTA fleet over the next five years, replacing 40% of the current fleet.



APTA officials focus on road ahead

Working to repair an association faced with the recent departure of its largest transit property and the resignation of its president/CEO, APTA Interim President/CEO Richard A. White and Chair Valarie J. McCall laid out the group’s plan to move forward during a press conference at the Bus & Paratransit Conference this week in Charlotte, N.C.



NTSB: Amtrak engineer’s loss of situational awareness led to derailment

The Washington-to-New York City passenger train, Amtrak 188, was traveling at 106 mph around a curve in Philadelphia when it derailed May 12, 2015. Eight passengers were killed and more than 180 others were sent to area hospitals, some with critical injuries.



Metra expands undercover train observation team

Agency has doubled its team of employees tasked with riding its trains to observe and report on conductor and ticket agent performance, onboard and station amenities and customer interactions.  


Dallas' DART takes top spot at APTA's International Bus Roadeo

The Grand Champion Award recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team score.


Webinar to discuss transforming fleet data into smart decisions for mass transit

Participants will learn how to turn complex vehicle sensor data into an easy-to-understand and usable format.


N.Y. MTA to roll out mobile rail ticketing app

The MTA eTix app, developed by Masabi, will to be rolled out next month on select lines; available to all LIRR & Metro-North customers by end of 2016.


Safe Fleet Acquires Rear View Safety

Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Rear View Safety has been instrumental in driving the rapid adoption of video systems in commercial fleets including government fleets, bus and shuttle.


Webb Brake Adjusters introduces line for transit applications

These clearance-sensing automatic brake adjusters are designed for the severe-duty requirements of the transit market.


Baxter joins First Transit as VP of rail

His past roles include serving as the director of operations for the San Joaquin Regional Commission and as assistant GM of road operations for the California Corridor at Amtrak.

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