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Posted on February 18, 2009

Canada pledging $500M to GO Transit


TORONTO — The Canadian Federal and the Ontario government plan to boost the transit commuter system with funds for rail upgrades, service improvements and construction. For the full story, click here.

 

Emanuel: Obama pushed for high-speed rail


WASHINGTON, D.C. — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel says that President Barack Obama insisted on adding $8 billion in funding for high-speed rail to the economic stimulus bill. For the full story, click here.

 

Seattle transit faced with $58M revenue dip


SEATTLE — Local budget and transit officials are expected to report that Metro Transit may lose $58 million over the next two years in sales tax revenue, due to cutbacks in consumer spending. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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Bluetooth, Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

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'Off route' Calif. bus driver runs double-decker into bridge

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