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Virginia, L.A. step up rail track safety

Rail| March 1, 2001
In two distinct projects, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (VDRPT) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority (LACMTA) are tackling the issue of illegal pedestrian crossings at railroad tracks.

Amtrak designates quiet cars, expands Acela

Rail| March 1, 2001
Amtrak increased the number of “quiet cars” on its Northeast Corridor Metroliners for those wishing to seek escape from cell phones.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Congressional transportation committees complete

Congressional committee assignments have some new and some returning faces in key posts on committees with jurisdiction over transportation.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Massachusetts mandates emissions testing

In an effort to enhance its clean air campaign, Massachusetts began a new program which will require diesel vehicles, specifically heavy-duty vehicles over 10,000 pounds, to undergo emissions testing.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

ABC, Thor to introduce mid-size bus

ABC Bus Companies Inc., in a partnership with Thor Industries, is planning to develop a customized mid-size bus that integrates European styling.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Transit looks to Internet for market expansion

In order to meet a growing interest in public transportation merchandise, major transit authorities around the country are increasingly offering their signature products to the public via the Internet.
Rail| March 1, 2001

Rail pass helps find shooting suspect

A Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) rail pass helped local detectives find a shooting suspect.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Transport costs 18% of disposable income, said Surface Transportation Policy Project

At 18% of total disposable income, transport costs are now second only to housing, said a recent study conducted by the Surface Transportation Policy Project and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

Industry revenue flat, equipment costs increase, said United Motorcoach Assoc.

Since 1982, annual operating revenue for a motorcoach has remained between $112,000 and $125,000 a year while the cost of a new coach increased from about $180,000 then to $350,000 in 2000.
Management & Operations| March 1, 2001

London readies for UITP event

UITP, the International Association of Public Transport, is predicting record turnout for its biennial World Congress and Mobility and City Transport Exhibition, to be held May 20 to 25 at Earls Court in London.

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