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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CALIFORNIA NEWSWIRE/ -- Metrolink’s 5th annual Customer Appreciation Day, to show the agency’s love and appreciation for its riders. Pop-up events will take place at select stations, with Metrolink staff greeting riders with candy, scented valentines and gratitude for riding the trains. Travelers will also be greeted with classic love songs featuring distinct Metrolink-inspired lyrics via the stations’ public address system. Since 2019, Metrolink has held an annual customer appreciation day on Valentine’s Day to thank customers for riding the train.
AI-Based Transit Signal Prioritization Helps Silicon Valley Buses Get Residents in Zero-Vehicle Households to Destinations Quicker
SANTA CLARA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County C/CAG) and the Intelligent Transit Signal Prioritization (iTSP) project partners have successfully completed a pilot project that demonstrated a positive impact on improved transit performance in East Palo Alto, Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) announced today.
L.A. Metro Partners with Strive for Innovative Transit Ambassador Program as Strategy, Reinforcing Public Safety
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) approved a bold initiative to pioneer a multi-year transit ambassador program throughout its bus and rail system. Metro is contracting with Strive, a reputable and experienced wellness and community health partner, to implement and manage a diverse team of transit ambassadors.
VALENCIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On December 1, 2021, Xelerate Logistics LLC ("XLR8") announced a new branch opening in Valencia, California, located strategically 30 miles away from the Los Angeles / Long Beach Port. This fully staffed, operations office has been added to XLR8 as a necessary expansion for the New York based company to keep with increasing demand and a growing repertoire of clientele.
Burbank Widening Citizens Group Builds Opposition to Los Angeles’ Burbank Blvd Street Widening Project
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Burbank Widening Citizens Group. ("BWC Group") announced today that it is organizing in opposition to the Burbank Blvd. Street Widening Project. The Group consists of businesses and residences situated along the affected Burbank Blvd., between Lankershim Blvd. and Cleon St.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- he Federal government's recently proposed infrastructure program is projected to create nearly 3 million new commercial truck driving jobs. That's why platforms such as TruckDriverJobs411.com, the original and free trucking jobs' board, are hustling to meet the growing employment demands. Western Truck Insurance Services, Inc. has recently overhauled its job board site to ensure drivers and owner operators are efficiently matched with jobs.
MAG Instrument (MAGLITE) and First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) Partner to Promote Traffic and Pedestrian Safety
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Maglite and First Responders Children's Foundation (FRCF) are joining together to support traffic and pedestrian safety during the deadliest days of the year. According to the Pedestrian Safety Institute, July is the deadliest month of the year for traffic related fatalities including those of pedestrians. The days surrounding July 4th are particularly dangerous.
California State Treasurer Fiona Ma Extends Partnership that Financed Purchase of 33,000 Low-Emission Trucks
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. State Treasurer Fiona Ma announced the landmark program between the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has now been extended two additional years.
In Response to San Jose Shooting, ‘Sponsor A Ride’ Will Underwrite Local Trips for Essential Workers during VTA Shutdown
CUPERTINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Due to the tragic shooting today at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority rail yard in San Jose, Sponsor a Ride is underwriting local Uber and Lyft trips for all essential workers, medical personnel, and first responders who cannot get to their jobs due to the VTA shutdown, according to Logistics coordinator Mirna Saraswati.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Move For Hunger announced today that registration is open for its first-ever San Diego Truck Pull fundraiser. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull an eight ton truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be held at AleSmith Brewing Company, San Diego, on Saturday, Feb. 29.
NAPA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Sheryl Marshall has joined the firm as Principal within the firm's Moving & Storage Practice.
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Jim Triana has joined the firm as Vice President, Property & Casualty.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On July 8, 2019, Rahman Law PC filed a lawsuit on behalf of their client, a cyclist, against Uber after Uber failed to take responsibility for a May 23, 2018 accident in which an Uber driver veered across several lanes of traffic on Market Street in San Francisco, running a bicyclist off the road and into a light pole. The reckless behavior of the Uber driver was caught on video by witnesses.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc., the game-changing Silicon Valley mobility company, today announced at the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference (UFGC) that it has established THINK NEXT in partnership with electric mobility pioneer Dr. Jan-Olaf Willums.
CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Wham-O, the iconic all-American recreational brand synonymous with fun and sport, announced a strategic partnership with Smacircle LMT Ltd to introduce better solutions in "LAST MILE" transportation. This partnership brings a company with 70 years of cultural significance together with the creativity and innovation of the Smacircle startup.
RIVERSIDE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Protecting equipment during travel preserves sensitive equipment from damage, as Western Case shares firsthand how blow molded carrying equipment cases and custom foam packaging protects equipment. The in-stock, semi-custom, and custom designed carrying cases can fit any kind of equipment just right to prevent damage.
Smart Airport Solutions introduced by NEXT Future Transportation Inc. to Improve Passenger Experience
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT"), a leading robotic vehicle company has introduced its Smart Airport Solutions in response to calls for greater convenience, as well as improved operational efficiency and profitability for the industry.
NEXT Future Transportation is initiating its own response to the global single-use e-Commerce packaging waste challenge
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ('NEXT'), The world's leading automated transportation innovator for Smart and Connected Cities is responding to and initiating its own response to the global single-use e-Commerce packaging waste challenge.
NEXT Future Transportation: Autonomous Transport Success Depends on Project Finance and Public-Private Partnerships
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT"), the global leader in modular-electric vehicle solutions, today announced it will be participating in the International Project Finance Association ("IPFA Americas") conference, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Impacts and Implications, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the office of Nixon Peabody LLC in Los Angeles.
NEXT Future Transportation autonomous Parcel Delivery Solution is world’s first Modular Mobile Parcel Locker
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT" or "NFT"), the world's only modular electric vehicle solutions provider, today announced a groundbreaking automated logistics solution for Smart and Connected Cities. NEXT is proud to announce the introduction of its fully automated multiservice "online-to-offline" (O2O) platform.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California State Senate this past week voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill (SB) 1030 by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman. The measure aims to further deter distracted driving by making the offense a moving violation, which would add a point to a driver’s record.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senate Bill (SB) 1030, authored by Fullerton Senator Josh Newman, passed out of the Senate Appropriations committee today on a 7-0 vote. The measure would add a point to a driver’s record if the driver is caught driving while handling a mobile device.
CA Senate Bill to Create More Earning Opportunities for Military Families in Transportation Industry
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senate Bill (SB) 1080 passed out of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday on a 13-0 vote. The measure would allow active duty military and their spouses and family members to drive for transportation network companies (TNC) immediately upon their relocation to California, with a valid out-of-state driver’s license.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) introduced legislation this past week that aims to dramatically reduce the incidence of distracted driving on California roads and highways. Senate Bill (SB) 1030, introduced in the Senate today, will strengthen current distracted driving penalties by making distracted driving a moving violation, and adding a point to the driver’s motor vehicle record for electronic device violations.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation, the world's only modular vehicle solutions provider and Digital Barriers, a world pioneer and leader in wireless video streaming and deep learning-based facial recognition, today announced a joint integration program around embedded computer vision software.
WASHINGTON, D.C. and SACRAMENTO /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act including language introduced by Rep. Cárdenas to establish an advisory council at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on autonomous vehicles.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California approved Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) ACR 23, officially naming a portion of Interstate 5 between State Route 170 and State Route 118 in the northeast San Fernando Valley after rock and roll icon Ritchie Valens.
NEXT Future Transportation Inc. Appoints Former Siemens Mobility Pres. Oliver Hauck to Board of Advisors
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation today announced the appointment of Oliver Hauck to its Board of Advisors. NEXT is commercializing the world's first patented autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles.
NEXT Future Transportation Inc. expands its Advisory Board with Bill Russo, noted China Market Expert
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc., a company that is commercializing a patented autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution, is adding a new member to its Advisory Board: Bill Russo will strengthen cross-border venture development initiatives to and from China.
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- NEXT Future Transportation Inc. ("NEXT"), a startup that is commercializing an autonomous mass-transportation and goods-movement solution, today announced that it has reached an important milestone in its vehicle prototype development. NEXT has made important progress over the past 18 months in developing its patented innovation that is based on swarms of modular self-driving vehicles, which can join and detach with other modules in full motion, allowing passengers to stand and walk from one module to another.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra’s (D-Pacoima) legislation to improve safety at railroad crossings for pedestrians and motorists was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 695 would require safety arms to lower and vehicles to stop at a safe distance whenever railroad equipment passes through a crossing.
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- MAGLITE (Mag Instrument Inc.) wants motorists and pedestrians to be extra vigilant to save lives during the "vacation months" - July through October - which are the most dangerous months the year for traffic fatalities. So MAGLITE is launching a dedicated web page, and promoting a public education campaign, in observance of the newly minted National Roadside Traffic Safety Awareness Month.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) announced that multiple bills passed through the Senate Appropriations Committee. Among the lengthy list of bills before the committee were several pieces of Legislation from Senator Mendoza, notably Senate Bills 4, 45, 268, and 693.
CONCORD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Nick Pedisich has joined the firm as a Transportation Industry-focused insurance broker/producer.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Moving to fill potholes, smooth thousands of miles of pavement, repair bridges and strengthen public transportation, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed a package of legislation to improve transportation and create jobs in communities across California.
LONG BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Carnival Cruise Line marked the beginning of a multi-million-dollar renovation of its Long Beach Cruise Terminal facility to accommodate larger ships and enhance terminal operations on Wednesday. A “FUNstruction” groundbreaking ceremony today included remarks by City of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, President and CEO of Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau Steve Goodling and Carnival Cruise Line Vice President Strategic and Commercial Port Development Carlos Torres de Navarra among others.
Calif. Gov. Brown, Senate President Pro Tempore and Assembly Speaker Announce Landmark Road Repair Package
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon today joined labor, business and local leaders to announce a landmark transportation investment to fix our roads, freeways and bridges in communities across California and put more dollars toward transit and safety. The $5 billion-a-year program will cost most drivers less than $10 a month.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On March 8, Chairman of the California Senate Insurance Committee Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) convened a hearing on the development of Autonomous Vehicles and the implications for the auto insurance industry. While no legislative proposals were presented, the informational hearing will be a factor in the policy discussions going forward.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, Calif. Assemblymember Speaker Anthony Rendon (D – Lakewood) announced he has renamed Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) as Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Ports and Goods Movement. Assemblymember O’Donnell’s district includes the twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, which together represent the two busiest maritime hubs in the United States.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- With extreme weather putting increasing stress on California's roads, bridges and flood control system, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr....
Assemblymember Cervantes Introduces Bill to Restructure California Transportation Commission – AB179
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) has introduced a bill to restructure the California Transportation Commission. The bill, Assembly Bill 179, would impose certain additional expertise requirements on future appointments to the Commission.
MILLBRAE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, the City of Millbrae announced that it has been awarded $200,000 from the California High-Speed Rail Authority to support the development of a comprehensive, multi-agency, multi-modal access plan to the Millbrae Intermodal Transit Station.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week, Calif. Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona) introduced her first bill at the State Capitol. The bill, Assembly Bill 91, would help ease late-night traffic jams in Riverside County by allowing single-occupancy vehicles to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, commonly known as “carpool lanes,” during non-peak traffic hours.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On December 5, 2016, Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza introduced Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), which would allocate $1.2 billion dollars to reduce emissions, health risks, and also to redevelop the infrastructure of California’s goods movement network. This measure would improve goods movement corridors which are vital to the state’s economy.
Libertarian Railroad Commission Candidate Mark Miller Wants Voters to Declare Independence from Two-Party Rule
AUSTIN, Texas, July 5, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Texas Libertarian Candidate Dr. Mark Miller urges voters to declare independence from two-party rule. With Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld representing the Libertarian Party at the top of the ballot this year, the next highest contest in Texas will be the statewide election of Texas Railroad Commission, for which Miller is running.
WMH Corp. welcomes Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant Specializing in Infrastructure Transportation Design
SAN JOSE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- WMH Corporation, a specialist in transportation infrastructure design, is pleased to welcome Dan Collen, PE, as a Senior Consultant. Dan brings over 35 years of experience in transportation design and planning to the WMH team. Before joining WMH, Dan spent his career at Santa Clara County Roads and Airport Department.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The “Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law” authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) was approved today by the...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EZER, the app that connects those with trucks to businesses or individuals who need their stuff picked up and delivered, will showcase at Apps World North America on May 11 and 12, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. The EZER booth will be located in the Startup City section of the expo at space S28.
Calif. Senator Mendoza Bill to Increase Representation on L.A. County Metro Transportation Authority Board
SACRAMENTO, Cailf. /California Newswire/ -- On Tuesday, the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee approved SB 1472 authored by Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), on...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After hearing testimony from the parents of Paul Lee, a special needs student from Whittier, who tragically passed away...