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August 23, 2016
French bus operator becomes first in Europe to accept Bitcoin

Isilines, a new long-distance passenger transport division of Transdev Group, has been using Bitcoin as a method of payment alongside traditional credit card payments on its website since early August.



FTA re-allocates funds to WMATA Metrorail safety oversight work

The $900,000 in funds will be used to hire contractors to specifically participate in FTA’s oversight efforts in an effort to eventually transfer that knowledge and expertise to the new Metrorail Safety Commission.



FMCSA seeks comment on military driver pilot project

The three-year pilot program would allow a limited number of individuals between the ages of 18 and 21 to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce while in military service .



N.Y. MTA completes LIRR Double Track project

Extending from Farmingdale to Ronkonkoma, the track will dramatically reduce delays on the LIRR and enable more off peak service in both directions by adding 13 miles of parallel track.



How is the Motorcoach Industry Tackling the Driver Shortage?

The crisis has pushed operators to use new workforce development tactics, including adding full-time human resources departments, increasing marketing and advertising, and enhancing their benefits package to be more attractive to job hunters.



Calif. agency to launch pilot with Uber, Lyft and taxicab companies

If the program saves money and provides a better level of service than currently provided by the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority, it could be extended to other Bay Area suburbs.


Cincinnati Streetcar signs up naming rights sponsor

Cincinnati Bell will pay $340,000 per year for 10 years under the agreement.


CapMetro plan would nearly triple high-frequency routes

The changes recommended in the Connections 2025 draft plan would be implemented in phases over the next 10 years.


What to Look for When Choosing a Vehicle Wash System

To keep both fleet and image squeaky clean, some key factors to consider are combining brushes with high-pressure water systems; knowing how many vehicles will need to be washed both today and tomorrow, and finding a system that is easy to use and maintain.  

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