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Posted on February 25, 2009

Gov. Doyle reviews Spain’s high-speed rail

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — In an effort to gather information for a potential high-speed rail line that would run from Chicago to Minneapolis, Gov. Jim Doyle visited Spain and investigated the high-speed rail system. For the full story, click here.

SunRail project cost climbs by $7M

DELAND, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation opened bids for SunRail. The lowest proposed price was still $7 million more than the maximum bid. The agency will cut some tasks before seeking new proposals. For the full story, click here.

CHP: driver in bus crash asleep at wheel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The CHP said, in a report on an Oct. 2008 accident that killed 10 people, that the bus driver had fallen asleep moments before the wreck occurred. For the full story, click here.

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Chinese company unveils 'Transit Elevated Bus'

The bus is supported by two legs that run along rails laid along the roadside. The legs allow the buses frame to glide high above the gridlock at speeds of up to approximately 37 miles per hour.

Last Chance for Innovative Solutions Award submissions

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

NY MTA introduces the first of more than 2,000 state-of-the-art buses

After more than three decades of bearing more than a passing resemblance to refrigerators on wheels, the appearance of North America’s largest transit bus fleet is undergoing a stunning transformation

NY MTA rolls out first of 75 state-of-the-art New Flyer buses

In March, Gov. Cuomo announced the addition of 2,042 buses, equipped with Wi-Fi and USB charging ports, to the MTA fleet over the next five years, replacing 40% of the current fleet.

Dallas' DART takes top spot at APTA's International Bus Roadeo

The Grand Champion Award recognizes the system with the highest combined bus operator and maintenance team score.

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