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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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Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

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