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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Funding for Boston Green Line Extension

June 28, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

SOMERVILLE, Mass. – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, and state and…

APTA Study: Poor Transit Infrastructure Leads to Negative Economic Effects

May 31, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

A report crafted for the American Public Transportation Association claims that "modernization deficiencies" within U.S. public transit infrastructure…

U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $75 Million Grant for Light Rail Project in Tacoma, Washington

May 18, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced the award of a $75 million grant…

RIDOT Accepting Proposals for Mobility Challenge to Bring Autonomous Transit Service to Rhode Island

May 2, 2018 - in Transit

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced that it is accepting proposals from companies who can test and eventually deliver an automated vehicle service to fill a transportation gap between downtown Providence and Olneyville via…

Maryland Transit Agency Offers Grants to Help Spur Innovation by Local Systems

April 26, 2018 - in Transit, Transportation

​The Maryland Transit Administration introduced a new $2 million annual "Statewide Transit Innovation Grant" program for the next two fiscal years, under which local transit agencies and county officials can apply for state funding to help plan, design or…

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) to produce a Virtual Reality (VR) simulator to help improve training for Metro operators. Harnessing…

​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 transit providers statewide, improving efficiency and service for the Pennsylvanians who use the door-to-door…

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…