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OH: Isham Named Metro's Assistant Director of Operations

Metro has named Arnold Isham Jr. assistant director of transit operations.

MI: Wayne County Committee OKs Millage Hike Vote for SMART

A vote by a Wayne County Commission committee on Tuesday cleared the first hurdle for SMART to ask county residents for a millage-rate increase to keep the struggling transportation system running.

IL: Metra Releases Index Cards Dubbed 'Patronage Files'

Hand-written index cards reflecting patronage hiring at Metra dating back 30 years contain recommendations from dozens of politicians--a virtual who's who of clout ranging from Chicago aldermen to state legislators and even a well-respected former U.S. senator.

PA: Makeover is Coming for PATCO Stations

Up-to-date train information will be displayed on variable message signs and flat-screen monitors at train stations, 230 new video cameras will be installed in stations and parking lots, and SEPTA crews will be hired for five years to maintain PATCO's balky escalators and elevators, if the PATCO board approves the plans on Wednesday.

OK: Meeting Will Explore Public Transit Options in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City area residents can find out more about public transportation resources in the community at a meeting to be held Thursday.

MD: Cherry Blossoms Help MARC Set Weekend Ridership Record

A total of 13,338 people rode MARC trains along the Penn Line this weekend, setting a record for the new service as many made their way to Washington for cherry blossom celebrations.

TX: Streetcar Opponent Will Have to Pay $3.85M Bond to Continue Legal Challenge

A state District Court judge in Travis County on Tuesday reaffirmed a ruling that George Alejos, an opponent of VIA Metropolitan Transit's controversial streetcar project, should have to pay a $3.85 million bond if he wants to appeal the agency's earlier legal victory allowing it to issue debt to fund several projects.

CA: Bus Driver in Interstate 5 Crash Had Worked for SamTrans

The bus driver killed in the tragic Interstate 5 crash near Orland last week was a San Mateo native and longtime employee of SamTrans, the regional bus service in San Mateo County.

MN: Second BRT Line to Dakota County is Being Planned

Planning is underway to begin bus rapid transit on Interstate 35W by 2019, giving Dakota County residents all-day, evening and weekend bus service between Burnsville and downtown Minneapolis similar to service that began last year on Cedar Avenue between Apple Valley and the Mall of America.

UK Government signs £2.7bn deal to build new IEP trains

The UK Government has agreed a £2.7bn deal to build a new fleet of trains that will operate on East Coast rail line to boost passenger services between London and Scotland.

NS and Abellio Regio to operate Gouda – Alphen-aan-den-Rijn railway line in Holland

Passenger railway operator Netherlands Railways (NS) and German subsidiary Abellio Regio NRW will operate regional passenger services on the electrified line running between Gouda and Alphen-aan-den-Rijn in the province of South Holland from December…

Netherlands Government to equip railway tracks and trains with ERTMS

The Netherlands Government is to invest €2.5bn to equip railway tracks and trains in the country with the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

Fujitsu and Ingenico partner to enable contactless payments for UK's Merseyrail

Japan-based Fujitsu has upgraded ticketing systems at Merseyrail stations in the UK to enable contactless payment, as part of a new a partnership with Ingenico.

City Schedules Transportation Funding Option Town Halls

From the Portland Bureau of Transportation: Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat will welcome the public and discuss transportation needs and funding options at the Our Streets PDX town hall events:  Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, 10301 NE Glisan St. Show More Summary

It’s Still A Category 4-and-a-Half Hurricane

Today, Metro released an updated service cuts proposal in very rough draft form, in response to unexpectedly strong economic growth which brought about a modest uptick in sales tax revenue.  The updated proposal cuts 50,000 fewer annual...Show More Summary

Hawaiian proposed safety penalty sets example for Australia

America’s FAA- its safety regulator and equivalent of Australia’s CASA- has proposed a fine of $US 547,500 be paid by Hawaiian Airlines for among other things ignoring advice that one of its 767-300s did not comply with an airworthiness directive by flying it a further 14 times after its record keeping error was discovered. This [...]

OH: State Board to RTA: Face Union Grievances

A state board ordered Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority (RTA) management not to ignore grievances filed by its employees union.

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