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July 18, 2017
WMATA dismisses track department supervisor for overtime abuse

The Inspector General’s office conducted an analysis of overall overtime earnings and found that certain track managers earned more than double their base salary in overtime, a pattern that was recurring over several years, prior to the SafeTrack initiative.



LA Metro considering ridesharing-like microtransit option

Unlike Uber or Lyft, Metro's plan would provide vans instead of cars and pick-ups would include more than one person.



NY MTA to create customer-facing dashboard to document subway improvements

The creation of the dashboard is part of a road map the MTA is developing to improve subways, which have experienced a 171% increase in delays in the past five years, from 27,495 in April 2012 to 74,668 in April of this year.



Battelle to host webinar on connecting in the connected vehicle environment

Will discuss how an open platform software works and can contribute to the evolution of connected vehicle programs, including enabling connected vehicles to talk to traffic management systems, dynamic message signs, traffic signal controllers, and other ITS devices.



Building Multimodal Models, New Tech Integration Key Contractor Focus

As cities and municipalities look to build a more well-connected transportation system with several modal options, contractors are able to bring their worldwide expertise to make the process more seamless using the latest innovations, including the further development of autonomous vehicle technology.



INIT modernizes Portland-Vancouver area electronic fare payment system

Hop Fastpass is a fully integrated open payments e-fare system that can accept regular contactless fare media (Hop cards) and will accept contactless credit or debit card payments.


BYD commits to hiring from communities facing significant barriers to employment

In addition to targeting veterans and returning citizens, will also target populations that have historically been excluded from the manufacturing industry, such as women and African-Americans.


Talgo readies overhaul work of L.A. Metro railcars

Metro awarded a contract to Talgo to improve the performance of the Metro Red Line A650 HRVs by replacing and/or overhauling critical vehicle systems and subsystems.

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