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2012-08-08 02:21:01

ATLANTA, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- By awarding Siemens Rail Systems a contract to modify and refurbish 21 light rail vehicles (LRV), the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will add to its fleet at a fraction of the cost of new vehicles. RT acquired the vehicles -- originally built by Urban Transportation Development Corp. (UTDC) -- from Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. The vehicles originally went into operation in 1987 and have been in storage since RT acquired them in...

2012-06-29 14:20:21

OAKLAND, Calif., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of Bay Area transit systems will be adjusting fares and fare policies this summer, and the Clipper® regional fare payment system is gearing up to automatically incorporate those changes. "The Clipper card makes travel seamless for transit riders throughout the Bay Area," said Project Manager Carol Kuester. "If you have a Clipper card, you'll find the new fares pre-calculated for you." Examples of the changes include: Beginning...

2012-05-15 06:22:03

Public Transit Industry Teams With Building America's Future to Call Upon Congress to Act Now and Ensure Public Transit Systems Have the Resources to Handle Added Demand WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and Building America's Future (BAF) today released a study predicting that record numbers of Americans will turn to public transportation as a cost-cutting measure in the face of volatile gas prices. To meet...

2012-04-26 02:24:19

SEATTLE, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Walk Score®, the only site that makes it easy for apartment renters and home buyers to find neighborhoods where they can drive less and live more, announced today a new ranking of U.S. city transit systems based on residents' access to public transportation. New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington D.C. top the list, while cities such as Houston, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Columbus, Ohio are among the cities in the bottom half of the...

2012-04-09 06:22:48

ROSELAND, N.J., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DPC DATA, provider of information solutions to municipal bond traders, advisors and investors, today announced that St. Louis-based BAM Advisor Services, which provides back-office support for more than 120 independent Registered Investment Advisor firms across the country, is the first RIA-supporting firm to integrate MuniPOINTS® and MuniGUARD® News into its operations. "Both these solutions make good sense...

2012-01-10 16:37:00

Mineta Transportation Institute's free report shows differences, similarities in rider needs. SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Mineta Transportation Institute (transweb.sjsu.edu) has just published a report that uses a study of Atlanta's multi-modal, multi-destination transit network to recommend improvements that may help increase overall ridership. Understanding Transit Ridership Demand for a Multi-Destination, Multi-Modal Transit Network in an...

2011-11-14 16:09:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), who has led the effort to increase the energy efficiency of SEPTA's transit fleet, announced today that SEPTA will receive a $1,440,000 green-energy grant for the Market-Frankford Line. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO</font>) The Department of Transportation has approved the grant as A New Model for Wayside Energy Storage under the...

2011-11-07 07:00:00

ROSELAND, N.J., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DPC DATA, provider of information solutions to municipal bond traders, advisors and investors, today announced the launch of MuniGUARD® News, the first news service for municipal market professionals, designed to deliver news linked to bond issues and obligors. The service enables dealers and advisors to address their expanding regulatory requirements for pre-sale disclosure to investors, as well to address ongoing...

2011-11-03 16:49:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With October's call volume of 610,000, the 511 phone system is on track for another record-breaking quarter following an all-time high volume of 1.6 million calls in the third quarter of 2011. Program managers say the spike in usage is directly attributable to the increased ease of obtaining real-time transit departure information. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111103/SF00045) "Call volume is going up, and it is being...

2011-10-12 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA-02) announced today that SEPTA will receive a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to rehabilitate the historic bus facility at N. 33rd and Dauphin Streets in North Philadelphia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/DC70526LOGO) SEPTA will use the federal funds to restore the 110-year-old facility and make other improvements for accessibility, landscaping, and the...