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October 18, 2016
Wash. man banned 6 months from transit system for smelling like marijuana

The ban is part of Kitsap Transit’s conduct policy, which allows the agency to not allow passengers to use the service if they smell like cat urine, human feces, or give off other bad odors that may disturb other passengers.

Facing shut down, Connect Transit to hold town hall to show its importance

The agency is among many Illinois public transportation systems facing budget issues because the state is behind on payments to them.

Testing may delay SMART rail launch until 2017

The rail agency announced Sept. 26 that it was only then beginning to ramp up speeds on the railcars during safety testing. But with 11 weeks left before the new year, officials have not pegged when the cars will be tested at their fullest capabilities.

FMCSA awards grants to train military vets to drive buses, trucks

The current Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program awards are projected to go toward training more than 250 people.

Q'Straint webinar to discuss rearward-facing securement

This presentation will explore developing ridership trends facing transit providers, offer an overview of the current research on rearward facing securement, and examine how emerging technologies are addressing the previous shortcomings of primitive rearward securement applications.

CTA's upgraded Belmont Station to feature notable architecture

The project will include a community gateway, architecturally enhancing the street-level entrance to the Belmont subway station, and will improve the bus arrival/departure areas to speed bus boarding and provide a safer, more comfortable environment for pedestrians.

American Seating to open N.Y. facility

The facility is expected to open in December and be fully operational in the first quarter of 2017.

DDS Wireless International names new president of StrataGen unit

Scott Hardy brings more than 30 years of information technology, business strategy, leadership, and executive management experience to the company.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

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