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August 23, 2013
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Foxx Welcomes UTA’s Draper TRAX Line

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) were among the speakers at Aug. 16 opening ceremonies for the Utah Transit Authority’s (UTA) Draper TRAX light rail line. The 3.8-mile line between Salt Lake City and the suburb of Draper entered regular service two days later. [More]

» Capital Metro, Austin, TX, is looking for an executive vice president and chief financial officer. [More]
» The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, has an opening for an assistant general manager of human resources. [More]
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APTA’s Lawsuit Halts Frivolous Claims Against Both Public Transit Agencies and Businesses

ArrivalStar S.A., a company based in Luxembourg, will no longer bring frivolous patent infringement claims against APTA public and private sector members because the company and APTA have settled a lawsuit brought by APTA on behalf of its members. [More]

KCATA Opens Transit Center in Kansas City, KS

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) joined the Unified Government of Kansas City, KS/Wyandotte County earlier this month to open the Downtown KCK MetroCenter at 7th & Minnesota Avenue. [More]

Governor Cuts Ribbon at Metro-North Station in West Haven, CT

MTA Metro-North Railroad opened the first new station on the New Haven Line since 2011 on Aug. 19 in West Haven, CT. Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Connecticut DOT (ConnDOT) Deputy Commissioner Anna M. Barry, and other state, railroad, and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the new commuter rail station. [More]

Arlington, TX, Launches First Bus Service

The city of Arlington, TX, officially launched its new commuter bus service—Metro ArlingtonXpress, or MAX—on Aug. 19, connecting the city’s 374,000 residents to the rest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) are partnering with the city to provide this service. [More]

Streetcars Returning Soon to DC

In anticipation of the return of streetcars to the nation’s capital, the District DOT (DDOT) recently held a community open house at the DC Streetcar Testing and Commissioning Site in Southeast Washington. [More]

Litchfield Named Chapel Hill Transit Director

Brian Litchfield has been named director of Chapel Hill Transit, Chapel Hill, NC, on a permanent basis. He had served as interim director for the past 10 months. [More]

Bartlett Dies; Engineering Expert

Simon Bartlett, 49, a public transit system engineering expert with CH2M HILL, died June 28 from an accidental fall. [More]


APTF to Honor Scholarship Recipients at Reception, Award Ceremony

The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF), the charitable affiliate of APTA, will honor 18 scholarship recipients at its 2013 Reception, 6-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, during the Annual Meeting in Chicago. The award presentation will be held during the Opening General Session Monday morning. [More]


I Love Transit 2013: An Interview with Brent Toderian

Brent Toderian, former chief city planner for Vancouver, BC, and founding president of the Council for Canadian Urbanism, shares his reasons for loving public transit. [More]


Who's Doing What in the Industry

Passenger Transport announces the following hirings and promotions in public transportation agencies and business members. Items appear in People on the Move in the order in which they are received. [More]


A reporting error in the Aug. 12 issue of Passenger Transport misidentified the namesake of an award. The correct name is Steve Parry.


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