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July 26, 2016
FTA issues transit asset management final rule

Lays out a strategic approach to maintain and improve capital assets, based on careful planning and improved decision-making, such as reviewing inventories and setting performance targets and budgets to achieve state of good repair goals.



NYC Transit to shut down L train tunnel for 18 months

The decision to do the work under a full tunnel closure, instead of a one-track, three-year closure, was made based on a detailed operational review. The tunnel was severely damaged during Superstorm Sandy.



Santa Clara VTA, Miami among 20 FTA Low-No grant recipients

The selected projects represent strategic investments to help reduce air pollution, train employees in maintaining new technology buses, and connect people to jobs and services through efficient bus transit networks.



GO Transit tells customers to brace for more rail service disruptions

Late last month, the agency changed the schedules for its Lakeshore West and East lines in preparation for the next phase of construction at Union Station. Since then, passengers have been complaining of delays, crowding and overheated cars.


Fla.'s JTA recieves $7.2M for BRT project

Will be used to improve sidewalks and ADA ramps within a half mile of the First Coast Flyer™ North Corridor stations and construct pedestrian access to the Armsdale Park-n-Ride facility.


Miami-Dade Transit set to unveil mobile payment app

The project will soon also bring together other transportation options, such as parking, ride share, bike share, public transit and taxis.


Key Takeaways on Mass Transit Safety, Risk Management

The RMS occurred last month in Albany, N.Y. and it was a truly remarkable learning experience for those in attendance. The RMS serves as a one-of-a-kind event that brings together transit risk management professionals from all across the country to focus on key topics related to safety, risk management, planning and prevention.


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.


Quester Tangent signs deal to equip Chicago railcars

Will deliver train monitoring and diagnostic systems, networks and engineering services for Chicago Transit Authority’s new 7000 Series rail vehicles.


CHK Connectpoint unit launches real-time data dashboard

Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Transportation Authority (VTA) is the first transit agency to utilize the new Connectpoint Dashboard, installed at the reception area of their headquarters for staff and visitors.

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