Day: February 21, 2021

ZF upgrades EcoLife transmission software on NYCT bus fleet, saving fuel and costs

ZF has completed software upgrades on 740 New York City Transit (NYCT) buses, improving fuel economy and resulting in an annual savings of about $1.6 million or 720,000 gallons of fuel.  The upgraded software 2.0.4 enables earlier EcoLife variants to realize nearly the same improved fuel economy of EcoLife 2, ZF’s second generation of its six-speed […]

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New York MTA backs off service reductions and layoffs, but still faces $8 billion deficit through 2024

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced financial crisis within the largest transit system in the United States has eased but not abated. While drastic service cuts are off the table for now and Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) leaders anticipate $6.2 billion in capital project commitments in 2021, they are also calling on the passage of President Joe Biden’s […]

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NJ Transit advances Innovation Challenge project for Meadowlands

New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has moved its Innovation Challenge into the next phase of the development process.   The agency has issued the Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop an inventive and original solution to increase mass transit capacity between the Frank R. Lautenberg Rail Station at Secaucus Junction and the Meadowlands Complex.  “Partnering with industry […]

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