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Posted on February 20, 2009

NYCT tests three-door bus

NEW YORK – To reduce time spent unloading passengers at bus stops and make trips speedier, NYC Transit is testing a bus with three doors in the Bronx. For the full story, click here.

Poll: Utah wants more trains

SALT LAKE CITY – A survey conducted by the University of Utah’s Center for Public Policy & Administration found that 79 percent of residents polled said that continued funding for rail projects is either very or somewhat important. For the full story, click here.

DC Metro proposes service cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority GM John B. Catoe Jr. recommended a preliminary package of bus and train reductions to help shrink the agency’s growing budget deficit. For the full story, click here.

 

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Calif. purchase incentives now available for New Flyer electric buses

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project was created by the California Air Resources Board to speed the early market introduction of clean, low-carbon hybrid and electric vehicles and is administered and implemented through a partnership with CALSTART.

REI receives New Flyer's gold 'Supplier' award

The company was recognized for exceeding delivery expectations for the fourth year in a row.

Luxury bus Leap Transit shut down for operating illegally

The startup was recently granted what’s known as the “authority to operate” — a precursor to an official license. But by driving its route between the Marina district and the Financial District without a license, regulators determined that Leap was breaking the law, according to SFGate.

New York MTA bus ridership down

Tens of thousands have been ditching the bus in Brooklyn and Manhattan, while there were modest gains on Bronx and Staten Island routes; Queens had a small decline in ridership, according to the MTA figures. The decline is attributed to traffic congestion and fare hikes.

DC Circulator set to intro new diesel-electric buses

In addition to being more energy efficient, the new buses will have better air conditioning and USB ports for riders to charge their phones.

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