METRO Briefs

Posted on March 18, 2009

Claude Brinegar, former transportation secretary, dies

PALO ALTO, Calif. — The nation’s third transportation secretary, who led an overhaul of the railroad industry, died of natural causes on Mar. 13. For the full story, click here.


Cash-strapped Austin transit planning BRT

AUSTIN, Texas — Capital Metro intends to move forward with applying for a Very Small Starts grant for its proposed “MetroRapid” BRT system, despite its current financial difficulties. For the full story, click here.


N.Y. actor rescues man from oncoming train

NEW YORK — Chad Lindsey, an actor currently appearing in a role in an Off-Broadway show that requires him to repeatedly lift a character who cannot walk, lifted a man to safety who had fallen on the railroad tracks. For the full story, click here.





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Grande West receives orders for 9 Vicinity buses

Current total firm orders for 2017 and the first half of 2018 Vicinity deliveries are for 276 buses valued at over $74 million.

Gillig moves into upgraded HQ in Livermore, Calif.

The 127-year-old business, which operated out of Hayward for more than 80 years, will celebrate its grand opening on June 1.

Alexander Dennis begins Switzerland double-decker bus deliveries

The vehicles ordered for Eastern Switzerland are based on the company's Enviro500 standard model, but the company has adapted them to PostBus’s needs and Swiss regulations.

MCI delivers Commuter Coaches, J4500s to Texas, Canada

The first five Woodlands Township MCI Commuter Coaches were delivered in December of 2015, followed by 10 more coaches in March 2016, while Banff's Brewster Travel Canada has added 20 J4500s in 2016 and 2017.

ARBOC produces Spirit of Liberty buses for Fla. agency

Martin County intends to use these buses on their Commuter Service to Palm Beach County.

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