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Biden-Harris Administration Takes Nationwide Step To Address Assaults On Transit Workers

December 20, 2023

With assaults on transit workers at an unacceptable level, the Biden-Harris Administration is calling on the nation’s transit agencies to take further action to protect frontline workers. “The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently published a proposed General Directive on required actions regarding assaults on transit workers in the Federal Register that will allow it to better…

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NFI Announces Order For Alexander Dennis Double-Decks From Spokane Transit

December 14, 2023

According to NFI Group Inc. (NFI), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and provider of electric mass mobility solutions, its subsidiary, Alexander Dennis Limited (Alexander Dennis), will supply Enviro500 double-deck buses to Spokane (WA) Transit Authority (STA), following an order for seven vehicles. The Alexander Dennis Enviro500 will be the first double-deck transit buses…

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Hop On Board: METRO And Houston Mayor Celebrate Transit Innovation

December 13, 2023

METRO and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner have unveiled the Authority’s all-new autonomous shuttle and provided an update on the agency’s move toward zero-emissions vehicles. “The event marks a significant step toward transforming the region into a leader in innovative and eco-friendly transportation,” according to a press release. “At METRO, we believe that innovation and sustainability…

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WeGo Public Transit Announces Promotions

December 13, 2023

WeGo Public Transit, of Nashville, TN, has promoted Lydia Benda to Director of Engineering, Construction, and Project Management; and Kia Lewis to Senior Project Manager. Benda joined WeGo in 2018 and has been managing infrastructure and stop-improvement projects at sites across Davidson County as part of the ongoing WeGo effort to improve both rider experience…

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WeGo Public Transit Announces Ridership Increase

December 12, 2023

WeGo Public Transit (Nashville, TN) has announced it is closing out 2023 strong with an increase in ridership. “There were 1.8 million more rides on our services in comparison to the last fiscal year. Additionally, WeGo Ride, an employer-sponsored program which provides employees an alternative to driving by riding the bus, increased by 25 percent,”…

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Victor Valley Transit Authority Receives ‘Spirit Of The High Desert’ Award

December 12, 2023

Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA-Hesperia, CA) recently received the “Spirit of the High Desert” Award at the annual Accolade Awards, hosted by the Greater High Desert Chamber of Commerce. The award, presented to businesses actively contributing to the community’s well-being, highlights VVTA’s contributions and dedication to enhancing the quality of life in the High Desert…

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TransLink Is Canada’s First Transit System To Feature Braille Signage At All Bus Stops

December 11, 2023

TransLink (Metro Vancouver, BC) is now the first transit system in Canada with braille signage on every bus stop to improve transit information available to customers who are blind or partially sighted. This signage has been installed at more than 8,400 bus stops throughout Metro Vancouver. These improvements will greatly enhance accessibility for customers who…

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ADAMH CEO Erika Clark Jones Sworn In As Newest Member Of COTA Board Of Trustees

December 4, 2023

The Franklin County (OH) Board of Commissioners has appointed Erika Clark Jones to the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA-Columbus, OH) Board of Trustees. Clark Jones has served as chief executive officer of the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) since 2020. She was sworn in as the newest trustee during COTA’s…

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IndyGo Announced As The First Public Transportation Agency To Receive NAFA’s Clean Air Award

November 30, 2023

IndyGo (Indianapolis, IN) was recently selected as a 2023 Clean Air Award recipient by the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA), making it the first public transportation agency to receive the honor. Lumin-Air nominated IndyGo for the award after the companies formed a partnership to increase clean, breathable air on IndyGo buses in 2022. Since then,…

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Upper Great Plains Success Story: Cities Area Transit Growing, Planning For The Future

November 29, 2023

By Harrell Kerkhoff Busline Magazine Editor Cooperation between two cities in neighboring states and a university continues to drive growth for a public transportation system located in the Upper Great Plains. Cities Area Transit (CAT), headquartered in Grand Forks, ND, also services neighboring East Grand Forks, MN, as well as the University of North Dakota,…

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