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April 26, 2016
MBTA commuter rail losing $35M to fare evaders, officials say

Keolis, which has operated the commuter rail since 2014, said it conducted a first-of-its-kind study to examine the system’s “long-standing” problem of riders either not paying or using sometimes elaborate ways to not pay full price on trains.



BART's board passes 'one ticket, one seat' rule

BART’s new rule mirrors similar campaigns launched by transit agencies in New York, Philadelphia and Seattle with slogans such as "Two seats? Really?" and "Dude ... Stop The Spread. Please."



Cincinnati Metro marks one-year sustainability anniversary

Several of Metro’s employees were to participate in a two-year FTA training program designed to provide transit organizations with tools to help them manage their environmental impact.



INIT to provide Honolulu's smart card, mobile ticket system

The initial phase will include outfitting all 550 of the agency’s bus fleet with proximity terminals, mobile data terminals, and routers to facilitate the validation of smart cards and electronic tickets.


FMCSA seeks input on state annual inspection programs for motorcoaches, passenger vans

Plans to assess the risks associated with improperly maintained or inspected passenger-carrying CMVs by reviewing the effectiveness of existing federal inspection standards that are applicable and considering the costs and benefits of having a mandatory inspection.


REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.


Sacramento RT taps HDR Inc. for streetcar design

The contract outlines a $10 million budget to construct the streetcar line.The city wants the money to come from property owners near the streetcar line, but they rejected it in a vote last year.


[Video] AASHTO: Transportation Sustainability in Hawaii

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' new video highlights the efforts underway by the Hawaii DOT to make its transportation system more sustainable. The video illustrates the holistic approach being taken in the island paradise to meet current and future mobility and accessibility needs while protecting environmental resources.

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