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Detroit SMART May Lose Service In Auburn Hills, MI

Detroit SMART May Lose Service In Auburn Hills, MI

Auburn Hills, MI – Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) may be forced to discontinue service within the suburb of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The Auburn Hills City Council will vote at their meeting this Monday night on a resolution that will allow them to opt out of SMART. The city is asking voters to…

WMATA To Increase Rail Frequencies

WMATA To Increase Rail Frequencies

Washington, DC – Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority – or WMATA has announced that today, February 14th, the WMATA Metro Rail frequencies will be improved on the Blue, Silver, and Orange Lines. After having pulled the 7000 series cars from service, WMATA has been working hard to restore their “legacy” fleet of 2000, 3000, and…

SEPTA Owl Link Service Discontinued
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SEPTA Owl Link Service Discontinued

SEPTA of Southeastern Pennsylvania has discontinued OWL Link service today, February 12th, 2022. The Owl Link service was a service that was meant to connect people from overnight bus routes in Northeast Philadelphia to jobs in Lower Bucks County in the overnight hours. To use the service, riders were to download an app called “SEPTA…

NJ Transit Approved Purchase of Additional ML-III Cars
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NJ Transit Approved Purchase of Additional ML-III Cars

Newark, NJ – NJ Transit has approved the purchase of 25 additional Multilevel III cars. These are option order cars, tacked on to a 2018 order with Alstom, which was originally for 113 cars, Bringing a total of 138 cars. Interestingly, the original order was awarded to Bombardier Transportation in 2019, however NJ Transit announced…

Detroit DDOT Receives Their First Electric Bus!

Detroit DDOT Receives Their First Electric Bus!

Detroit, MI – Detroit Department of Transportation has received its first 4 electric buses from Proterra. These buses were delivered to the Shoemaker Terminal in eastern Detroit. On August 1st, 2019, the Detroit Department of Transportation (also known as DDOT) and Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (also known as SMART) were awarded $2.6 million…

DART First State’s Gillig Electrics Enter Service
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DART First State’s Gillig Electrics Enter Service

Wilmington, DE – DART First State has placed its fleet of Gillig Low Floor Plus electric buses in service. In September 2021, DART First State has received four Gillig Low Floor Plus electric buses numbered 717-720. Due to various issues such as the buses being incompatible with the current infrastructure, these buses initially did not…

MBTA to Eliminate Cambridge Trackless Trolleys

MBTA to Eliminate Cambridge Trackless Trolleys

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA has revealed plans to replace their current trolleybuses on routes 71 and 73, with battery-electric buses. MBTA plans to discontinue trolley bus (or trackless trolley) service on routes 71 and 73 in March 2022, and temporarily place traditional buses on the line. While traditional buses…

MTA Says Farewell to Iconic R32 Cars
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MTA Says Farewell to Iconic R32 Cars

New York City, NY – The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the nation’s largest transit operator, says farewell to the nation’s oldest subway cars. After 58 years of service, the Budd R32 cars finally retired from revenue service this past Sunday. The R32 class subway cars first entered service in 1964 and were built by the Budd…