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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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Allied Specialty Vehicles names new Goshen Coach VP/GM

Joey Belle has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations, including 22 years at E-One in supervisor and director positions and three years VP, operations, at Capacity Trucks where he played an integral role in the product development and launch of the company’s new Sabre terminal truck platform.

SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.

New York City Transit introduces bicycle racks to buses

Racks available on S53, S93 Routes for 1-Year pilot testing feasibility and impact to service.

National Express takes over operation of Merced's The BUS

The Bus offers fixed-route and paratransit services to the communities of The Joint Powers Authority of Merced County’s seven member agencies, including the Cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced, and the County of Merced.

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

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