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August 19, 2014
Dallas light rail service to airport takes off

The five-mile segment links newly renovated Terminal A and Belt Line Station, with continuing service to major regional destinations including Irving-Las Colinas, Dallas Market Center and downtown Dallas.



Huffer to resign from Kansas City GM post

Has served as GM since 2000 and positioned the agency to begin the implementation of an organization-wide restructuring designed to emphasize its capabilities and technical expertise to plan and manage regional projects.



Topeka transit to add bike-sharing as 'route extension'

Each $1,250 bike, provided by bike-sharing start up Social Bicycles, has an onboard transaction computer, so customers can check out and pay for the bike.



Who should be included in METRO's Most Influential People of the Decade?

METRO Magazine will be profiling influential contributors to the public transportation industry in the September/October issue. Let us know who should be recognized in this special feature!



CEO: Wanderu now covering 70% of U.S.

In anticipation of the launch of bus trip booking site Wanderu in the city, the Cleveland Scene spoke to its Co-Founder and CEO Polina Raygorodskaya, who discussed how her dislike of the flying experience drove her to creating the website.


U.S. DOT takes connected vehicle program to next level

Supports report with research findings in several key areas including technical feasibility, privacy and security, and preliminary estimates on costs and safety benefits


IMG names its Operator of the Year

Founded in 1989 by Adam’s father, G. Milton Adams,Dothan, Ala.-based Southern Coaches is a second generation family company that has grown to be one of Alabama’s leading motorcoach operators.


Arrow Stage Lines launches consulting division

By providing clients with ground transportation solutions, Arrow Nationwide Logistics works to find top tier transportation companies around the nation to serve clients’ needs.

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Think of a safety blitz as seeking confirmation that bus operators are in compliance, or non-compliant, with your standard operating procedures during an unannounced "spot check" of a specific skill set. A blitz may also be initiated in response to a sudden spike in unsafe actions being reported, observed or indicated by video review.

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