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Category: Mass Transit

Stertil-Koni Debuts Vehicle Lift System to Replace Aging In-ground Piston Lifts

Stertil-Koni Debuts Vehicle Lift System to Replace Aging In-ground Piston Lifts

| October 21, 2015

Because there may be tens of thousands of old, single-stage hydraulic lifts rotting away in America’s workshops which have long outlived their useful life and possibly represent environmental and safety hazards, vehicle lift leader Stertil Koni has developed a solution based on its extremely popular DIAMOND LIFT model that has been specifically engineered for concrete […]

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Hallcon Corporation Acquires San Francisco’s Loop Transportation

Hallcon Corporation Acquires San Francisco’s Loop Transportation

| July 27, 2015

Loop Transportation, Inc. and SFO Shuttle, Inc., currently operating as Loop, jointly announced that Hallcon Corporation has acquired both organizations. Entering the commuter bus services business with eight vans four years ago, Loop now has over 300 shuttle buses and vehicles and transports over 29,000 people per day. The acquisition, the companies noted, “will enable […]

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Study Shows 3 in 4 Urge Tax Dollars to Support Transportation Infrastructure

Study Shows 3 in 4 Urge Tax Dollars to Support Transportation Infrastructure

| July 15, 2015

A new study shows that more than 75 percent of Americans support using tax dollars to create, expand and improve public transportation in their communities, and that close to 70 percent believe Congress should increase the level of investment for public transportation infrastructure. The analysis was released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), in […]

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Greyhound Debuts Real-time Bus Tracker for Customers

Greyhound Debuts Real-time Bus Tracker for Customers

| June 12, 2015

Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in North America, has announced the launch of BusTracker— a new real-time GPS tracking system that allows customers to see where their bus is, and when it will arrive at their destination. Customers can access BusTracker by visiting Greyhound.com and searching by schedule number, departure city or […]

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Gerard Frances Named GM Commuter Services in Boston for Keolis

Gerard Frances Named GM Commuter Services in Boston for Keolis

| February 26, 2015

Gerald C. Francis has been named the general manager of its Keolis Commuter Services unit in Boston, the operator of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail network since July 1, 2014. He replaces Tom Mulligan, who resigned earlier this week. Franck Dubourdieu was named deputy general manager. He previously served as director of Quality […]

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Ford is experimenting with its own Uber-like app

Ford is experimenting with its own Uber-like app

| February 26, 2015

Courtesy of Washington Post By Emily Badger: The rise of Uber does not bode well for car-makers. The ride-hailing service, and other apps like it, have made it increasingly easy in major cities to get around town without owning a car. They promise the convenience of personal cars without the monthly car payment, the speed […]

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First Working Hyperloop System in Urban Area Planned for California

First Working Hyperloop System in Urban Area Planned for California

| February 26, 2015

  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has announced that it has reached an agreement for the first working Hyperloop passenger transportation system on a five-mile stretch in California’s Central Valley as part of Quay Valley, a new, sustainable 21st Century town. The Hyperloop, also called the 5th mode of transportation, allows a capsule with 28 people to […]

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Is Your Commute Making You Sick?

Is Your Commute Making You Sick?

| February 25, 2015

A recent study has found that how you commute translates into a major factor in terms of your overall health and your happiness. So, let’s begin with some data. The numbers show that the average commute time in the United States is 25.4 minutes. Many of us would say it feels a lot longer than […]

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Turkish Minibus Transport Manufacturer Expands into Italy

Turkish Minibus Transport Manufacturer Expands into Italy

| February 23, 2015

Karsan, a leading Turkish automotive manufacturer focused on the creation, production and sales of urban and suburban transport vehicles, has launched a presence in Italy. Called Karsan Italy S.R.L, it will be headquartered in Turin. Heading the operation will be David Siviero, who will serve as General Manager and has senior management experience with international […]

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Japan Expands Bullet Train Network, Timed for Cherry Blossom Season

Japan Expands Bullet Train Network, Timed for Cherry Blossom Season

| February 23, 2015

  A new addition to Japan’s bullet train network, the Hokuriku Shinkansen, will start service on March and is deisgned to significantly reduce travel times between Tokyo, Toyama and Kanazawa. The new line is timed perfectly for seeing the cherry blossoms. According to information provided by East Japan Railway Company, the Hokuriku Shinkansen departs from […]

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