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Top Public Transportation Organizations and Leaders Honored By the American Public Transportation Association

October 16, 2014 - in Announcement, Corporate, Transit, Transportation

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) announced the individual and organizational winners of the 2014 APTA Awards today in Houston, TX during the APTA 2014 Annual Meeting/EXPO. These prestigious annual awards are given to those individuals…

Siemens Extends First Driverless Metro Line in Paris

October 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Transit, Transportation

Siemens has received an order from the Paris transit authority RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) to supply the train control equipment and…

University of Minnesota Ranks Accessibility to Jobs by Transit in Top U.S. Cities

October 12, 2014 - in Analysis, Transit, Transportation

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Oct. 7, 2014— New research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota ranks 46 of the 50 largest (by…

State-of-the-Art Train Unveiled for Thameslink Route

September 23, 2014 - in Corporate, Transit, Transportation

The British Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin, and Jochen Eickholt, CEO Siemens Rail Systems, alongside Cross London Trains and Govia Thameslink Railway Limited, today presented for the first time three completely assembled cars for the…

$3.6 Billion Pledged to Make Transit Systems More Resilient in New York, New Jersey, and Beyond

September 23, 2014 - in Financial, Planning, Projects, Transit, Transportation

NEW YORK, NY, Sept. 23, 2014—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that 40 projects have been competitively selected to receive a share of $3.59 billion in federal disaster relief funds to help public transportation systems in the areas…

San Francisco Orders 175 Light Rail Cars from Siemens

September 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Transit, Transportation

San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars for its Muni transit system at a value of USD 648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest…

New Report Outlines American Attitudes Toward Public Transit

September 19, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Transit, Transportation

A first-of-its-kind study about attitudes toward transit use in the U.S. was released today by TransitCenter, a philanthropy committed to improving transit through innovation. The study – Who’s on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey – reveals that…

Woolpert to Provide Geospatial Services for Ninth Largest Transit System in North America

Woolpert, a national A&E, geospatial firm headquartered in Dayton, announced it has been awarded a contract with the ninth largest transit system in North America. Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has selected Woolpert to provide geospatial…

L.A. Awarded $32 million for Transit Improvements

September 15, 2014 - in Transit, Transportation

Los Angeles was awarded $32.05 million in grants from the federal Department of Transportation that will be used to beautify the planned 1st Central Station and improve the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station, Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday. California…

Developer of One Vanderbilt in NYC to Contribute $200 million of Transit Improvements

One Vanderbilt, the office tower being developed by SL Green and designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, will be New York City's second tallest building once it rises a block west of Grand Central Terminal. And with it will come $200 million of transit infrastructure…