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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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Connecticut's CTfastrak BRT system begins service

The CTfastrak transit system provides direct service to and from Waterbury, Cheshire, Southington, Bristol, Plainville, New Britain, Newington, West Hartford, Hartford, East Hartford and Manchester with routes that take advantage of the bus-only CTfastrak roadway.

Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

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