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July 24, 2014
Consultant Roundtable: Leading the Charge to Capitalize on New Transportation Mindset

Whether it is maintaining and growing ridership on public transportation or taking advantage of new project delivery methods, many believe it is important to embrace today’s more modern approach to living, working and playing.



BART police steps up enforcement

The crackdown started with verbal warnings to people sleeping in the hallway corners of Powell Street train station downtown, the first step in a widening campaign that will eventually include all stations



SMART officials say future of bus system rides on tax vote

Agency, which hasn’t sought a millage in more than a decade, says the 0.59 mills would reap $27 million a year to pay for new buses and repairs to old ones and to help balance the system’s $110 million budget.



Ingenious signs reveal where to get a seat on Dutch train

A 590-foot-long LED screen that hangs above the train platform uses intuitive color-coding and symbols to show exactly where to stand to make boarding easier once the train arrives


Practicum focuses on innovative funding, financing solutions

The event was hosted by APTA and CUTA and held prior to APTA’s Rail Conference in Montreal in mid-June.


Lytx to equip entire Cleveland transit fleet

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s six-month trial included 100 vehicles in a side-by-side comparison based on the driver coaching criteria from each participating vendor’s system.


C&J Bus Lines expanding NYC service

The new departure will leave go from Portsmouth, N.H. and Tewksbury, Mass. to New York City and back. The company ordered a fifth motorcoach, which will be dedicated to the expanded service.


Phoenix celebrates progress on light rail system

The First Track Celebration commemorated a significant milestone as the project nears the halfway point.


Alstom German train order fully approved

In all, 63 trains will be operated by vlexx GmbH and the other 28 trains, which are owned by Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen will be operated by erixx GmbH.

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Gary Thomas
President/Executive Director, DART
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Switching Fleet to CNG Was Carefully Weighed Decision for DART

Switching our bus fleet to compressed natural gas from liquefied natural gas and diesel was a carefully weighed decision at DART. But in the end, it was a no-brainer: go with the fuel source that will promote clean air while saving taxpayers $120 million in fuel costs over the next 10 years.

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Heather Redfern
Public Information Manager, SEPTA
Transit Dispatches
Providing Service for Those Who Served

When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Paralyzed Veterans of America hold the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Philadelphia from August 12-17, SEPTA will have the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to those who have served the Armed Forces. The Authority will provide transportation for the more than 500 veterans with spinal cord injury, amputations and neurological disorders that will travel to Philadelphia from across the country and the United Kingdom to compete.

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