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February 23, 2017
Cincinnati Metro examines weapons policy following incident on bus

Although Ohio is an “Open Carry” state, a license is needed to carry a concealed weapon, however, only concealed weapons are allowed on motor vehicles, including buses.



Feds wants more proof of local money for Durham-Orange light rail line

Go Triangle expects its Board of Trustees to vote April 26 on a $70 million engineering contract, which would be executed only after the FTA allows the project to advance.



UITP Summit to focus on digitalization, 'mobility as a service'

The Global Public Transport Summit being held in Montréal this May will focus in total on seven key trends and themes affecting urban mobility, under the slogan “Lead the TRANSITion,” reflecting the rapid changes underway in urban mobility.


Tampa enlists suppliers to launch connected vehicle tech downtown

Later this year, the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot will begin equipping buses, streetcars, and privately-owned vehicles with technology that will enable them to communicate with each other and with traffic signals, crosswalks, and other elements of the transportation infrastructure.


Fla.'s Broward County considering taxis, Uber, Lyft for paratransit

The county would pick up $15 of the tab. With most paratransit rides five miles or fewer, county officials believe $15 likely would cover the entire bill.


Minn. legislators attempting to move $900M from rail to roads, bridges

GOP legislators have long sought to block planning and funding for light-rail projects, saying they put metro-area priorities above rural Minnesota.


New GSA partnership to reduce D.C. Metro energy costs

The partnership lowers Metro’s electricity supply rate within the District, and is expected to save the authority more than $1 million per year compared with existing supply rates.


Laffan joins MCI as VP, sales for Northeast region

He will continue to build MCI’s presence in New York State and New England, representing the MCI J4500 and D-Series along with Daimler-built Setra models.


Pittsburgh Mayor announces hire for new mobility and infrastructure dept.

The department will work with residents and external stakeholders on multi-agency projects; integrate technology into transportation initiatives; and further prepare the city for "shared mobility" options.


WAVE receives UL field eval. cert. for 50kW wireless charging system

UL Field Evaluations bridge the gap between uncertified equipment and a standards-based installation.

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