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Posted on February 27, 2009

Report: need more agents to secure transit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Department of Homeland Security report, due out Friday, says that the Transportation Security Administration’s request for 102 more inspectors is insufficient to make sure that rail and mass transit employees are doing enough to guard against terrorists. For the full story, click here.

NY HSR task force dissolving

NEW YORK – A New York Senate high-speed rail task force has run through the $5 million allocated in 2005 for rail studies and payroll and will dissolve at the end of this month. For the full story, click here.

Honolulu sets aside $1B for rail project overruns

HONOLULU – City officials have set aside $1 billion to cover potential cost overruns for Honolulu’s planned $5.4 billion commuter train project. Some fear it may not be enough. For the full story, click here.

 

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New Flyer opens innovation lab for advanced bus technology

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Grande West, Alliance Bus Group land 100 Vicinity bus order

Grande West’s total firm orders for 2017/2018 delivery are for over 350 buses valued at over $130 million.

Scully named ‘Outstanding’ Business Member

The award recognizes service to the organization, and particularly in Scully’s case, legislative advocacy on behalf of North American mass transit.

MCI unveils D45 CRT LE coach at APTA EXPO

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Proterra Catalyst E2 sets world record, drives 1,101 miles on single charge

Proterra’s 40-foot Catalyst E2 max traveled 1,101.2 miles with 660 kWh of energy storage capacity. For the last three consecutive years, the company has demonstrated improved range and battery performance.

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