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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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Alexander Dennis opens new facility in Singapore

The new site includes a parts distribution and training center for the wider South East Asian region in addition to offices for the local team working with customers and stakeholders in Singapore.

Canada's TransLink adding New Flyer CHARGE battery-electric buses

The buses are part of the Pan-Canadian Electric-Bus Demonstration and Integration Trial, facilitated by the Canadian Urban Transit Research and Innovation Consortium.

MCI brings state-of-the-art features to J4500, set to introduce J3500 at BusCon

Both vehicles share coach systems technologies including electric, HVAC suspension, brakes, axles, frame, and body components.

New Smith System training tools focus on bus and transit drivers, passengers

The collection teaches bus drivers how to use The Smith5Keys® to create a safer environment inside and around the bus.

MCI awarded Ga. state transportation contract for D4500, D45 CRT LE

The contract permits authorized state and local Georgia public entitles to purchase the vehicles.

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