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January 27, 2015
Chinatown bus stop fumes, noise makes life 'unbearable' for tenant

For the past year-and-a-half, exhaust fumes have blackened Talia Billig’s window and honking, slamming and customer’s conversations have forced her to sleep with three white noise devices, according to the report.



Brampton Transit to test safety shields for bus operators

The clear portion of the shields being tested on Brampton Transit buses are made of AS-2 certified materials (glass or glass-polycarbonate), which are able to withstand a significant amount of force, and reduce glare and reflectivity.



OCTA's streetcar project moves forward

The system is intended to provide “last-mile” transportation for individuals traveling from the transportation hubs to employment and retail and recreational areas in the heart of Orange County.


Photos: Highlights from UMA Expo 2015

A look at some of the scenes, and a ton of vehicles, at the UMA Expo in New Orleans in January.


PATCO, SEPTA working toward fare compatibility

After SEPTA switches to its long-awaited electronic Key "smart card" fare-payment system this year, PATCO cards will be compatible with the SEPTA system, as long as the user registers its PATCO card with the agency, which will permit SEPTA to identify the user and bill PATCO for the trip.


Bolt Bus finding success in Pacific Northwest

The commuter coach system has been running between Portland, Seattle, Bellingham and Vancouver since 2012 and added Portland to Albany and Eugene late in 2013.


TTC unveils 2015 'Customer Charter'

Now in its third year, the charter is designed to track promises and improvements that benefit customers, while holding TTC’s management to account if promises are not kept. The progress against these commitments is reported to the TTC board quarterly and posted on the agency’s website.


Quester Tangent on track to become a certified supplier for NYCT

Will design and install its train control and monitoring and diagnostic (MDS) system on an NYCT R142 subway car for a 12-month demonstration period.


SEFAC releases new 18 Type lift

All of the companies' mobile lifts are now manufactured out of its Baltimore headquarters. All SEFAC lifts are backed up by the service team who provide no charge, in-house technical support, annual OSHA safety inspections and everything in-between.


First Transit wins 3 paratransit contracts

Company will provide services in San Mateo, Calif. and Broward County and Palm Beach County, Fla.


Nova testing diesel-electric hybrid bus in Quebec

The E series LFS HEV will be tested for six months to document the benefits of its green technology, under the various propulsion modes it offers — diesel, hybrid electric or fully electric.

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