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September 1, 2015
MBTA needs $7.3B to repair rail system

The backlog could be wiped out by 2040 if the T spends $765 million annually on the maintenance backlog — rather than the current $610 million.



Capital Metro building enhanced trip-planning app

Will use HaCon’s timetable information system, HAFAS, which works as a door-to-door information system with real-time data that helps passengers get the most up-to-date information on delays, connection status, service alerts or cancellations.



Sacramento International Airport agrees to allow Uber to serve travelers

The agreement, which goes into effect at 1 p.m. Tuesday and applies only to Uber drivers as other ridesharing companies, such as Lyft and Sidecar, have not signed agreements with airport officials.



Mich.'s CATA wins small bus roadeo

The Roadeo reinforces safe-driving habits and operator professionalism behind the wheel. In total, 18 public transit agencies and 48 drivers competed for points on a written exam, an obstacle course, assisting a passenger with wheelchair securements and a pre-trip vehicle inspection.



MCI delivers 5 J4500s to Miami's Travel By Bus!

The 2015 J4500 also comes with a variety of model improvements, including an independent ZF front suspension for tighter turning and an improved ride; and Bendix brakes that offer car-like control.


VIA expands free Wi-Fi to entire fleet, facilities

VIA's expanded 4G LTE service, provided in partnership with Verizon and Cradlepoint, is an enhancement over the previous 3G wireless service available on express routes, the Primo route, and 11 transit centers. Now the improved and expanded service is available on all bus routes and VIA properties, and it will also be available on VIAtrans paratransit vans by November 1.


Berlin launches electric buses equipped with Bombardier charging system

The four Solaris Urbino 12 buses charge wirelessly and contactless. At the end stops, Bombardier's inductive Primove technology enables the buses to recharge in just a few minutes.


New York City Transit introduces bicycle racks to buses

Racks available on S53, S93 Routes for 1-Year pilot testing feasibility and impact to service.


Cubic to awarded $12.6M BART revenue management system contract

The state-of-good-repair project includes ticket vending machines, add fare machines, fare gates and parking validator devices to extend the equipment life while providing new payment functionality that can be used in the future.

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