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Metro Deputy General Manager Orders Safety Actions During Investigation

The steps were identified in collaboration with the NTSB investigation team and are not to be misconstrued as formal recommendations from the NTSB.

DC: Congress: Ventilation Drew Smoke Into Stricken Subway Train

Ventilation fans in Washington's subway tunnels didn't work properly during a fatal accident last week in which a train filled with smoke, and fans on the stricken train actually drew smoke inside the cars, members of Congress said Wednesday.

PA: PATCO, SEPTA Work on Compatibility of Fare Cards

PATCO riders will soon be able to use their PATCO "Freedom" cards to pay the fares on SEPTA subways and buses, PATCO and SEPTA officials said Wednesday. However, SEPTA-issued smart cards won't work on PATCO.

First Transit Awarded SamTrans New Redi-Wheels Service Contract

edi-Wheels provides paratransit services to those customers with disabilities that prevent them from independently using the SamTrans bus service.

OR: Stabbing of 16-Year-Old on TriMet MAX Train Leads to Indictment

A 21-year-old pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he stabbed a 16-year-old girl on a TriMet MAX train in November.

MD: MTA Sued by Riders With Disabilities Over Paratransit Access, Reliability

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the Maryland Transit Administration on behalf of thousands of riders with disabilities, alleging the agency's federally mandated paratransit service is woefully unreliable and inaccessib...

NC: Lynx Light Rail Ridership Back to 2008 Levels

After declining during the recession, ridership on Charlotte's Lynx Blue Line has returned to levels from the second half of 2008, when gas prices hit record highs.

Transit Talks: Transportation and the 2015 Legislative Session – Notes

Friday, Jan 9th, TCC hosted a brown bag preview of the 2015 legislation session as it relates to transit. While the session has already kicked off, the main points of the discussion are relevant going forward. Most importantly, the two legislative champions on the panel, Marko Liias and Jessyn Farrell, were pretty upbeat about transportation package passage. […]

NC: Will Light-Rail Extension Lure Riders?

The Charlotte Area Transit System is building a 9.3-mile extension of the light-rail line to University City that is scheduled to open in 2017.

CT: Transportation Bills Include Texting Fines, Red Light Cameras

One Connecticut legislator wants to require seat belts on new school buses, another would authorize red light camera enforcement, and a third would raise fines for texting while driving by $100 or more.

Auditor General DePasquale Elected Chair of Delaware River Port Authority

Says he will continue to push for customer service improvements, transparency, accountability.

Simon Torrance discusses Three Big Technologies for the Future of Aviation

Editor’s Note: To kick-start 2015, we are publishing a five-part weekly series on the Future of Air Travel. For this exclusive series, SimpliFlying consultants have been interacting with leading thinkers and futurists and tapping their valuable insights. Show More Summary

WA: Northeast Area Would Get STA Upgrade

Spokane Transit Authority has plans to upgrade service and routes in northeast Spokane as part of the STA Moving Forward ballot measure.

Clarity of Mission for the Delaware River Port Authority

The new statements are intended to reflect the central role of stewardship of both the authority's transportation assets - four bridges spanning the Delaware River plus the PATCO high-speed line - and its financial and human resourc...

CA: Golden Gate Ferry Adding to Morning Service From Larkspur

Golden Gate Ferry will add an additional morning commuter ferry from Larkspur to San Francisco starting Feb. 2, the agency announced Wednesday.

MN: St. Cloud Metro Bus Employees to See Pay Bump

Most St. Cloud Metro Bus employees will receive salary raises of 4-8 percent following a pay equity study that revamped the agency's 20-year-old salary structure.

Edmonton Metro Line Scheduled to Open in Spring 2015

Based on the most recent testing schedule provided by Thales Rail Signalling Solutions Inc., the city of Edmonton is cautiously optimistic the Metro Line LRT will open to public service in spring 2015.

FL: Metropolitan Planning Organization Boss Keen on Cooperation, Safety

Commuters stuck in gridlock and pedestrians unable to cross streets for fear of getting mowed down want these issues addressed, says Beth Alden, newly appointed executive director of the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization.

CA: San Rafael Fields Concerns About SMART Bicycle and Pedestrian Pathways

San Rafael will forward community concerns about incomplete plans for a bicycle and pedestrian pathway along the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit line to the train district's Board of Directors.

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