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Ronald Tober Inducted to APTA Hall of Fame

Ronald J. Tober, a senior advisor in the Charlotte office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

UW-Madison Launches Transportation Workforce Center

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is launching a new center aimed at bolstering the Midwest transportation industry by providing training and opportunities for more people to pursue careers in transportation.

Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC)

The Midwest Transportation Workforce Center (MTWC) is a regional surface transportation workforce center funded by the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

MaxLite Opens New facility in Anaheim

Lighting innovator expands assembly and testing capabilities with LEED-certified building.

SEPTA Key Is Future of Fare Payment

Program name, website announced as fare modernization project progresses.

MBTA completes first phase of Green Line tracking

The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) in the US has completed the first phase of Green Line tracking that offers real-time information and predictions to the passengers.

Tramrus LLC to deliver low-floor tram for St Petersburg transport operator

Tramrus LLC, a joint venture between Transmashholding (TMH) and Alstom, has been placed with an order from the St Petersburg transport operator in Russia to deliver a low-floor tram.

Ecebs to provide smart ticketing services for UK’s Rail Settlement Plan

Technology firm Ecebs has received a contract from UK's Rail Settlement Plan to deliver the technology and back office transaction services needed to provide ‘smart’ ticketing infrastructure and products to the rail network across London.

Germany's SSB selects IBM Cloud to improve SAP applications performance

German public transportation company Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) has selected IBM's Cloud, Software Defined Storage and Flash infrastructure solution to enhance its business application performance and customer response times.

Rail projects worth $300bn being planned in the Middle East

The annual MEED MENA Rail & Metro Summit has been informed that rail and metro projects worth a total of $300bn are currently being planned or under construction in the Middle East.

New Crossrail tunnels in Docklands and south-east London completed

Crossrail's new train tunnels in Docklands and south-east London, UK, has been completed, bringing the total number of finished rail tunnels under the programme to 87%.

Freedman GO-ES Seat

The slim, light-weight Freedman GO-ES Seat is designed for easy customization. The innovative SplitFlip option can accommodate varying combinations for added aisle space.

Los Angeles Metro unveils new light rail car from Kinkisharyo

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) in the US has taken delivery of the first of 78 Kinkisharyo P3010 light rail cars from Kinkisharyo International, a US subsidiary of Japan-based Kinki Sharyo Compa...

Randy Altshuler joins HDR as West Region Transportation Director

His responsibilities include leading business development activities and growth strategies throughout the West Region.

UK’s Network Rail opens redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line

UK's Network Rail has opened the newly redoubled Swindon to Kemble railway line, in a bid to offer improved passenger service, increased reliability and reduced journey times.

Alstom to deliver 12 new MF01 metro sets for STIF and RATP

A consortium consisting of Alstom, Bombardier Transport and Areva will deliver 12 new MF01 metro sets to Ile-de-France Transport Authority (STIF) and Paris transport operator Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP).

PA: Rutgers Partners on Transit Industry Career Site

With nearly half the public transportation workforce expected to retire in the next 10 years, managers and human resource professionals in the industry said they expect a federally funded website publicizing job opportunities to generate interest.

Valley Metro Names 23-year Police Veteran as Safety and Security Director

Adrian Ruiz, retired Phoenix Police lieutenant, joins Valley Metro as the new director of safety and security for the metropolitan Phoenix regional transit system.

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