Squeaky Wheels

  • After the accident: Metra and pedestrian fatalities Chicago-area Metra riders are no strangers to the frustration of delays, but often these delays are brought on by a heart-dropping reason: pedestrian accidents and fatalities. It’s not uncommon for up to 1,300 Metra riders to be held on a train for more than an hour while investigators gather at the scene to determine what happened. WBEZ, Sept. 30
  • How transit agencies will compete with Uber, Lyft During a panel discussion regarding modern transit technology, HART interim CEO Katharine Eagan was eager to correct state Senator Jeff Brandes when he said that within the next few years, share-riding services like Uber and Lyft will be competing directly for business with Eagan's transit agency in Hillsborough County. "They're not our competition," she said flatly. "We can't compete." Creative Loafing, Sept. 24

Business Update

  • Siemens has won a $648 million contract to build 175 light rail cars for the city of San Francisco’s Muni transit system. The company will build the trains at its Sacramento, California-based plant and deliver the initial lot in 2016, with an option to deliver an additional 85 cars. Read more...

Turning Points

  • Seniors feeling the impact of Seattle bus cuts
    Just days after major Metro Transit bus cuts took effect, elderly and physically challenged riders are already feeling the impact. Meanwhile, on Monday afternoon the King County made the decision to call off more transit cuts that were planned for February. KOMO, Sept. 30
  • Why do so few public transit supporters actually use it?
    Every transit advocate knows this timeless Onion headline: "98 Percent Of U.S. Commuters Favor Public Transportation For Others." But the underlying truth that makes this line so funny also makes it a little concerning: enthusiasm for public transportation far, far outweighs the actual use of it. City Lab, Sept. 22

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