METRO Briefs

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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Alexander Dennis' Enviro500 concept bus on display in Singapore

The full low-floor, three-door, two-staircase double-deck bus is being shown at the LTA-UITP Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition in Suntec City.

ETA adds Intelligent Transit System to Grand Valley

The new ITS provides Grand Valley with ETA's real-time arrival predictions, fare collection system integration, automatic on-board announcements, and the tools to track and chart system improvements over time.

Proterra names Honeywell, Tesla vet to COO post

Josh Ensign’s track record includes leading global operations for 42 factories in 15 countries and managing the supporting supply chains. 

Nova announces 2 major orders for San Antonio VIA, Houston Metro

The buses will be manufactured in Plattsburgh, state of New York, and the delivery of the vehicles has already begun in Houston.

Driverless bus service in France sets world record

The two electric vehicles, fitted with high-tech equipment including laser sensors, stereo vision and GPS, can ferry around 15 passengers at a top speed of 12 mph.

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