Free rides may end on MBTA commuter rail [BostInno, July 21]
New MBTA commuter rail operator Keolis admits conductors under the watch of the old regime had trouble keeping tabs on whether passengers actually paid for train rides in and out of Boston. But that could change as Keolis looks for ways to cut down on the free rides.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has approved a $1.2 billion contract with Siemens Corp. to replace and expand the 155-car fleet of light-rail vehicles that ply the Muni Metro lines - the backbone of San Francisco's transit system. Read more...
MARTA plans to convert parking lots into housing MARTA is quietly becoming a player in the real estate world, and it has its excess parking to thank. In the past few months, the agency has pushed forward with plans to develop under-used parking lots at three stations into mixed-use commercial and residential buildings. CityLab, July 21
Winnipeg bus passengers can sing again Riders can sing their hearts out on Winnipeg transit buses after the city council approved an amended transit bylaw.
The intent of the bylaw was to enhance safety for bus drivers and better define current bylaws. Toronto Sun, July 17
Meet Seleta Reynolds Seleta Reynolds has never lived in Los Angeles. Still, on Aug. 11, she’ll start a job that impacts each of the city’s 4 million residents: general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
L.A. Downtown News, July 16