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The 2015 California Passenger Rail Summit

L.A. Metro, SW Rail Passenger Association, Capitol Corridor JPA (CCJPA), Southern California Association of Governments and various passenger rail organizations and groups are partnering to host the 4th Annual California Passenger Rail Summit.

2016 California Passenger Rail Summit April 13‐14

Taking place on April 13 and 14 is the fourth annual summit where attendees meet with leaders in the rail industry for discussions regarding the modernization and integration of passenger rail service in California.

PA: Bids Opened for Second Phase of EMTA Expansion

Feb. 10--ERIE, Pa. -- A number of construction firms have submitted bids to handle the $32 million second phase of the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority's multiyear expansion. Mike Coates Construction Co., of Niles, Ohio, submitted the a

Transit Projects: Faux BRT – A Summary of the Situation

Previously written about here. There are two projects that are either being built or are in the works. There’s the Trimet Powell & Division Corridor BRT Project and north of Portland in Vancouver there is the Fourth Plain “The Vine” BRT Project that is being built right now. What is BRT? BRT, or Bus Rapid […]

Zach on CBC Radio

CBC radio had Zach on yesterday to talk about Kevin Desmond and to compare Seattle and Vancouver. His segment begins at 1:27:40.

Snohomish County’s ST3 Letters

This summary of Snohomish County’s ST3 feedback is the fourth in a series of ST3 feedback summaries. See our previous coverage of Pierce County, South King County, and Seattle. Future installments will be East King/North King (minusShow More Summary

My Inner Seven-Year-Old Hangs Out with the Paine Field Fire Department

I think many people have a child-like persona that lives inside them. I know I do. When I had the opportunity to hang out with the fine folks at the Paine Field Fire Department, my inner seven-year-old was not only excited, but very jealous of my mid-30s self. Show More Summary

Cybersecurity Analysis-Cyber Security Services for Passenger and Freight Rail Applications

Cybersecurity Analysis is a US-based consultancy providing standards-based cybersecurity services to agencies and organisations in the rail (freight and passenger), oil and gas, and pipeline sectors.

New CEO Kevin Desmond to Lead TransLink

Following an international candidate search and careful review process, the TransLink Board of Directors has selected a new chief executive officer, Kevin Desmond. He assumes the role March 21.

RTA Receives GFOA Distinguished CAFR Award for 21st Year in Row

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) is once again the recipient of the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

TheRide Reduces Water and Electricity Use; Formalizes New Sustainability Policy and Plan

Due to the global need to address climate change, the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) has formalized a Sustainability Policy and Plan, setting goals to enhance the sustainability of transit services and the greater community.

WA: King County Metro's Kevin Desmond Takes Job at TransLink

Feb. 11--Kevin Desmond, general manager of King County Metro Transit, has accepted a job as chief executive officer at the larger Vancouver, B.C., TransLink system. Desmond will join TransLink on March 21, a few days before major bus-route

FL: Citrus Connection Ends Service to Transition House Amid Contract Confusion

Feb. 10--LAKELAND -- An unsigned contract may leave the Citrus Connection holding nine months of uncollectable bills --$5,670 -- for fare-free bus service provided to employees and residents of a Bartow work-release home. In April, the bus

WA: C-Tran Board OKs Plan for Fare Changes

Feb. 10--The C-Tran Board of Directors on Tuesday approved a plan to change bus fares in preparation for its new electronic fare payment system, Hop Fastpass. The board approved the changes 8-1. Directors Greg Anderson, Marc Boldt, Jack Bu

MD: Harford Transit Ridership Rises as Funding Stays Stagnant

Feb. 10--Ridership on Harford Transit buses has continued to increase even as some state funding has remained stagnant, the system's administrator, Robert Andrews, told the Harford County Council at a Tuesday meeting. The council was revie

MN: Obama Recommends $125M for Southwest Light-Rail Project

Feb. 11--The Southwest light-rail line won an endorsement this week from President Obama, who proposed $125 million for the project in his 2017 budget. Last year, Obama recommended $150 million for Southwest, but only $5 million was alloca

US: How Police Chiefs Plan to Avoid 'Lawful But Awful' Shootings

Feb. 02--"Lawful but awful." That's how Chuck Wexler described the kinds of fatal shootings by officers that police want to avoid in the future. Last Friday, the group Wexler oversees, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), convened more t

New EM120H Multi-Purpose Measuring Vehicle for Israel Railways

The close cooperation between Plasser & Theurer and Israel Railways began in 1994 with the first supply of an electronic measuring vehicle EM80.

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