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Posted on February 11, 2009

Lawyer for ex-BART cop wants gag order lifted

SAN FRANCISCO — Michael Rains, the lawyer representing former Bay Area transit officer, Johannes Mehserle, claims the gag order limits his client’s efforts to “set the record straight” and could prejudice potential jurors. For the full story, click here.

 

Illinois labor leader possibly tapped to head FRA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Illinois union leader Joseph Szabo may be President Barack Obama’s first pick for the top position at the U.S. Federal Railroad Administration. For the full story, click here.

 

Cell phones to use bus-tracking capabilities

SEATTLE — Two University of Washington students have developed OneBusAway, a tool that enables King County bus riders to keep track of their bus. 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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