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April 28, 2015
N.Y. MTA considering banning all political ads

The agency's lawyer sent a letter to Judge John Koeltl on Friday. The judge had ordered the MTA to accept a pro-Israel advocacy group's political advertisement because it is protected speech. The MTA’s lawyer said the agency has long considered revising its advertising policy and that the vote was not a hasty reaction to the judge’s ruling.



NJ Transit turns to Canada for loan

Looking to the Royal Canadian Bank instead of the ailing state Transportation Trust Fund for a $300 million loan to bridge the gap between paying for work covered by a federal grant and actually receiving the money.



Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses

The LBT Board approved up to $11,069,319, which also includes training and required equipment in support of the purchase.


4ONE unveils new Q'POD ADA securement system

The newly redesigned Q’POD by 4ONE has an automotive-quality height-adjustable shoulder belt. The new seatbelt’s sliding mechanisms operate just like those in most cars and gives the wheelchair occupant three inches of up/down movement, which provides greater comfort for varying passenger heights and wheelchair styles.


IMPulse NC LLC attains APTA Gold recognition

Company is one of only two business members within APTA to reach the Gold Level for sustainability through the dedicated efforts of its employees who make it their mission to reduce the carbon footprint of its business and operate in a manner that ensures future sustainability for the community.


Seon acquires US Computing Inc.

The acquisition complements Seon’s existing portfolio of video and fleet management products and will solidify its’ position in the school bus routing market. Seon will continue to develop, support, and grow US Computing’s Web-based routing solutions under the vMax Compass brand and nurture existing customer relationships.


$1.2B Canadian light rail project moving forward

The project will help transform Finch Avenue West into a vibrant community, accessible to motorists, transit riders, cyclists and pedestrians. The LRT service will also move more people, faster through the busy Finch West corridor than the existing bus service.


San Diego MTS receives 3rd perfect Triennial Review in a row

The FTA examined various aspects to MTS including documented policies and procedures, effective implementation of grant funds, sufficient resources to implement programs, understanding of FTA requirements and ability to conduct effective oversight.


Alstom set to launch 2 key innovations at UITP 2015

Will showcase an integrated tramway solution and the extension of electrical power supply for trams as well as for other modes of transport.


Ohio bus company changes ownership, name

Queen City Transportation's new owner Aaron Haid, a marketing professional from Cincinnati, has reportedly revamped the business with upgraded equipment and new marketing solutions while keeping the majority of the staff already employed by Klug Bus Service in place.


ITS America names Hopper president/CEO

Regina Hopper most recently served as president/CEO of America's Natural Gas Alliance where she built operations from the ground up in Washington, D.C. and in 22 states.

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