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FTA Announces Certification of State Safety Oversight Programs for Virginia and Colorado Ahead of Important Deadline

April 10, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced that Virginia and Colorado have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs, in advance of an important…

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority has Contracted ForgeFX Simulations to Produce an Immersive VR Computer Simulation to Enhance Operator Training

April 9, 2018 - in Technology, Transit, Transportation

SAN FRANCISCO - ForgeFX Simulations is pleased to announce that they’ve been awarded a contract from the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)…

​PennDOT Completes Implementation of Technology Improving Shared-Ride Transit Services

April 5, 2018 - in Technology, Transit, Transportation

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has completed a project installing standardized technology at 42 shared-ride…

LocoMobi Smart City Gets Smarter With Interactive Transit Systems for Buses and Trains

March 28, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

Toronto, Canada - LocoMobi is pleased to announce our full line of Transit Solutions adding Payment Stations, Cashier Terminals, Turnstile and associated enterprise hardware  all interfaced to the LocoMobi Smart City Cloud Portal. LocoMobi realizes that…

Observations on Federal Funding Support for Positive Train Control Implementation

March 5, 2018 - in Financial, News, Transit

On March 1, 2018, the Assistant Inspector General for Surface Transportation Audits testified before the Senate on the implementation of positive train control (PTC), an advanced communication-based technology designed to prevent certain rail accidents caused…

​Wolf Administration Project to Improve Operations, Customer Service at 32 Transit Systems while Adding Jobs at Pennsylvania Company

March 5, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

State College, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) held an event today to announce it has chosen Avail Technologies Inc. of State College, Pa., to implement a Fixed Route Intelligent Transportation System (FRITS) for 32 transit systems…

BTS Releases Updated National Transit Map

January 19, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released version two of the National Transit Map, a geospatial database containing information from hundreds of transit agencies that provides open, machine-readable…

HDR to plan Tacoma Dome Light Rail Extension, New Maintenance Facility Project Will Complete Sound Transit Service Between Seattle and Tacoma

January 11, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

(OMAHA, Neb. ) — HDR will support the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) in planning the final extension needed to complete light rail service between Seattle and Tacoma, Washington. The Tacoma Dome Link Extension (TDLE) project…

Bus Rapid Transit Represents Increasingly Important Component of Transit Networks

January 9, 2018 - in Featured, Transit, Transportation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new HNTB Corporation white paper discusses the expanding use of bus rapid transit in cities across the U.S., citing its emerging role as an important component in overall transit networks. The white paper, “Expanding the use of BRT,”…

New Jersey Transit Buying 17 Dual-Powered Locomotives for $184.5M

January 3, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

NJ Transit's board of directors approved the purchase of 17 more dual-powered locomotives from Bombardier for $184.5 million, adding to its fleet of train engines that can operate both on diesel fuel and on electricity in areas where the agency has electrified…