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June 23, 2016
Columbus, Ohio wins Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT also announced that it will collaborate with government and private sector partners to help all seven finalist cities in the Smart City Challenge move forward with ideas that each city developed over the past six months.



Gov. says N.Y. subway sex-crime reports 'completely unacceptable'

New York Police Department officials said Monday that there have been 458 reported sex crimes in the subway through Monday compared with 299 through the same period last year, a 53% increase, according to the report.



Major associations call for fingerprinting of drivers

National Limousine Association and the Taxicab, Limousine & Paratransit Association want all drivers who transport passengers for a fee to be subject to national fingerprint-based background checks.



How to Make an Effective Motorcoach Marketing Program

Some “best practices” that every company should implement include “engineering an experience” for customers, using email marketing data, developing a responsive website and investing in a social media presence.



Feds ask NJ TRANSIT, rail unions to extend strike deadline

If there is no agreement and a strike or lockout occurs, Congress could impose its own settlement under Federal Railway Labor law, with such a settlement proposed as a bill.



D.C. Metro GM appoints new chief operating officer

Joseph Leader will be in charge of rail, bus and paratransit services, effective August 1, and will also provide executive management of Metro Transit Police, parking and support services.


Southern Calif. Amtrak, transit agencies launch free transfer program

The Pacific Surfliner transit transfer program provides free connections between 23 daily Pacific Surfliner trains and 12 local transit providers along a 351-mile route in the counties of San Diego, Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.


Volk to be inducted into APTA Awards Hall of Fame

When he inherited the transit system, there were just 13 buses and annual ridership was 555,000. Today, ridership is more than 13 million and there is a fleet of 102 buses.


Calif.'s Tri Delta continues partnership with First Transit

Will partner to bring technology enhancements including new tablet computers on the paratransit buses, the addition of text and email passenger notification, and the ability to schedule paratransit trips online.


Indian Trails adds 10 Buy America-compliant Prevost X3-45s

The purchase took place in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation as part of the FTA's Non-Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program.


Transdev awarded Colo. Springs fleet maintenance contract

Maintenance workers have already started making repairs and going through routine inspections on Mountain Metropolitan Transit's 175-vehicle fleet.


Seon launches new hybrid video surveillance system

The system was specifically designed for transit fleets that want multiple high-definition views inside and outside the vehicle while preserving their analog camera investment.


Specialty Vehicles unveils new 23-foot 'Mini Trolley'

The SV-23 Trolley is available in gas, LPG or CNG and features the nostalgic trolley details, such as brass stanchions, interior wood paneling and oak slat wood seats.

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