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Basic Services, Public Transport

State Legislation Would Reshape VTA Board

March 2, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Earlier this month, Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced legislation that dropped the proverbial hammer on the Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA), Assembly Bill 1091. The legislation would completely overhaul the VTA’s Board of Directors by shrinking the board, […]


Basic Services, Infrastructure, Public Transport, Public Works

Bill to Bring Billions for Bullet Train

February 18, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Fresno Congressmember Jim Costa has re-introduced a $32 billion bill to fund the completion of California’s High-Speed Rail project. “A modern infrastructure lays the foundation for a thriving economy,” said Costa in a statement about ‘HR 867: the High-Speed Rail […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

How to Electrify the Nation’s School Buses

February 10, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

It will take a long time to electrify the nation’s bus fleet. But a new study says the right mix of financing measures and government subsidies could supercharge the nation’s school bus fleet within the decade. As the logistical challenges […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Metra hints that it may eventually move to a less 9-to-5-focused train schedule

February 1, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Metra is a transit agency that provides commuter rail service largely geared towards people traveling between the suburbs and downtown Chicago for 9-to-5 jobs. It also offers limited commuter service within the city, as well as some near-rapid service between […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

California School District Switches to Renewable Diesel-Powered Buses

October 12, 2020

Via: Waste360

The Twin Rivers Unified School District near Sacramento achieved a major milestone in its climate action plan by switching 75 diesel-powered school buses to run on renewable diesel fuel provided by Neste. As a result, the district’s fleet is now […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

NJ Transit tests crowdsourcing feature to reduce rail and bus congestion

September 15, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Riders of New Jersey Transit, the country’s third-largest public transit system, will now able to tell how crowded an incoming bus or train is before it arrives, with a new tool that was added to the agency’s mobile app on […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

New York MTA to Power Fleet with Natural Gas Derived from Organic Waste

September 4, 2020

Via: Waste360

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) announced it has been contracted by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide its Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG), a fuel derived from organic waste, to power the MTA’s 800 natural gas transit […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

New Evasions Underscore 24/7 Subway Service Has Become a Political Hot Potato

August 25, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

The cagey and enigmatic pronouncements of state leaders on the question of the restoration of 24/7 subway service are lending an air of mystery to the decision — and are providing fresh evidence that the subject has become a political […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

MTA’s Transit Tech Lab asks startups for COVID-19 technology ideas

July 9, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Metropolitan Transit Authority on Wednesday asked startups to contribute technology solutions to fight the spread of the coronavirus on New York City’s public transit, ranging from robots that automatically clean subway car interiors to thermal monitoring systems for passengers […]


Basic Services, Public Transport

Texas transportation department hit in ransomware attack

May 18, 2020

Via: StateScoop

The Texas Department of Transportation last week disclosed that it suffered a ransomware attack, though details of the incident are scant. In a notice posted to Facebook and other other social media, the agency said it detected “unauthorized access” on […]