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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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TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

Canada's London Transit adding 28 New Flyer Xcelsior buses

The award is part of a contract extension from a Nov. 13, 2014 LTC contract, awarded to New Flyer, whereby a one-year extension on the contract was exercisable at the discretion of LTC.

Capital Metro retires last University of Texas shuttle bus

The fleet of burnt orange and white buses has served the UT campus since 1998 and has become a hallmark of Capital Metro’s longstanding partnership with the university.

COTA to provide free Wi-Fi on entire 444-bus fleet

The cost to COTA will be no more than $250,000 per year, though, the agency is hopeful negotiations with companies vying for the contract will result in no charge for them.

Suspicious device found on NY MTA bus

Discovered during a routine inspection, the device was attached with a large magnet to the bottom of the oil pan near the bumper.

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