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Posted on March 11, 2009

Topeka Transit loses $215K in fuel gamble

TOPEKA, Kan. — Last July, the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority signed a diesel fuel contract, locking it into paying $4.35 per gallon for 10 months. Soon after the contract took effect, oil prices plunged. For the full story, click here.

 

Transit chief pledges no service cuts

 

MONTREAL — Montreal's public transit authority claims that it will cut $10 to $12 million from its $1 billion budget, but will not reduce services. For the full story, click here.

 

Utah mayor switches from streetcar to light rail

 

BOUNTIFUL, Utah — After completing a tour of European transportation systems in December, Mayor Joe Johnson has shifted his support from light rail to a streetcar system similar to those in Europe. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

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Allied Specialty Vehicles names new Goshen Coach VP/GM

Joey Belle has more than 30 years of experience in manufacturing and operations, including 22 years at E-One in supervisor and director positions and three years VP, operations, at Capacity Trucks where he played an integral role in the product development and launch of the company’s new Sabre terminal truck platform.

SMART to spend $35 million on 80 new buses

Purchase comes as a result of last year’s election, where 66% of voters approved a tax increase to help the agency upgrade 135 vehicles through a four-year operating issue boost.

New York City Transit introduces bicycle racks to buses

Racks available on S53, S93 Routes for 1-Year pilot testing feasibility and impact to service.

National Express takes over operation of Merced's The BUS

The Bus offers fixed-route and paratransit services to the communities of The Joint Powers Authority of Merced County’s seven member agencies, including the Cities of Atwater, Dos Palos, Gustine, Livingston, Los Banos, and Merced, and the County of Merced.

Maine's Greater Portland Transit adds pass for high school students

The Transit Pass allows free and unlimited use of METRO bus routes during the academic school year, including weekends and break periods.

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