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Posted on October 1, 2008

Free transit included in 2010 Olympics tickets

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Olympic events organizers announced that public transit fares will be included in Olympic ticket prices. For the full story, click here.

Salt Lake City mayor: streetcars a priority

SALT LAKE CITY — After returning from a Northwest transit tour, mayor Ralph Becker says that a new streetcar network is a priority for his freshman administration. For the full story, click here.

Northern Florida considering BRT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — County planners have proposed a new traffic management plan that would create a bus rapid transit system, partially subsidized by fees on new growth. It would also offer incentives for developers to build at greater densities. For the full story, click here.

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Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

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