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October 6, 2015
NYC Transit tests new safety technology on buses

Transit system is working on two pilot projects. One with Clever Devices and another with Rosco Vision Systems.

San Francisco Central Subway project is a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity'

METRO spoke with Muni Director of Transportation Edward Reiskin to discuss SFMTA's projects and other key initiatives.

The 'Uber Effect': Will New Ride Services Reinvent Transit

On-demand ride-brokering services, such as Uber, are transforming the taxi and limo industries, but public transportation could be next.

Melaniphy talks PTC, workforce development and more

METRO asked APTA President/CEO Michael Melaniphy to weigh in on some of these hot-button topics, including positive train control, workforce development and what he thinks of ridesharing services.

Proterra adds 35-foot Catalyst to vehicle lineup

Dallas Area Rapid Transit will be the first customer to receive seven, 35-foot Catalyst FC buses and two overhead semi-autonomous fast chargers. The seven buses will reduce DART’s emissions footprint while providing a clean, quiet ride for the agency’s 250,000 daily riders.

APTA names new Executive Committee

The new APTA chair is Valarie J. McCall, board of trustees, of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. McCall, who is the chief of government and international affairs for the city of Cleveland succeeds Phillip A. Washington.

2015 APTA Individual Award Winners

This year's recipients, include Jerry Premo, Elonzo Hill, Angela Iannuzziello, John S. Spychalski and Jeff Morales.  

New Rail, Revamped Bus Network Drives Houston Metro’s Success

Houston Metro’s revamped bus network includes additional weekend services, extended weekday hours and improved frequencies on popular routes — all without adding any operational costs. The agency was named APTA’s Outstanding Public Transit System, carrying more than 20 million passengers per year.

Rebrand, Tech Upgrades Link Connect Transit with Community

Connect Transit’s efforts have resulted in a 40% increase in ridership over the last three years and the honor of being named APTA’s 2015 Outstanding Public Transportation System for agencies providing fewer than four million passenger trips annually.

Oustanding Public Transportation Manager: MARTA's Keith Parker

Parker is credited with launching a top-to-bottom transformation of MARTA, the nation’s ninth largest transit agency, at a time when it was still reeling from staggering budget deficits, declining ridership and a poor public image.

Question of the Day: What was your first memory of using public transportation?

As part of METRO's APTA coverage, we asked some of the top names in transit to discuss what their first experience was when riding public transportation for the first time.

Vidcie Empowers Riders to Become Part of their Own Safety Solution

Uniting riders and security teams in the quest for enhanced transit safety, Vidcie InSight brings the power of social media to transit security.

Transdev awarded 5-year Phoenix contract

Through this contract, which began in the summer of 2015, Transdev will continue to provide operations and maintenance services to approximately 24 million passengers each year, with over 800 employees and nearly 350 vehicles.

American Seating Introduces Next Generation of InSight Line

INSIGHT-PRIME and INSIGHT-PRIME+ seats were engineered to be lighter in weight, helping to reduce overall vehicle weights and increase fuel efficiency. The seats also were designed for optimal cleanability and aesthetics.

TransLoc unveils new version of OnDemand

Provides an Uber-like mobile experience for passengers and drivers, while giving transit administrators the most effective platform to operate a state-of-the-art demand-response system.

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