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Posted on March 25, 2009

IBM seeks share of high-speed rail

NEW YORK — IBM and competitors are looking to tap various industries that will receive significant portions of the stimulus funds and are seeking an $8 billion share of high-speed tail funding. For the full story, click here.

 

Seattle transit debuts talking buses

TACOMA, Wa. — Pierce Transit’s new $35 million radio and communications system features a new communication center, GPS and an onboard voice belonging to a local radio personality. For the full story, click here.

 

MBTA proposes rail hikes, service cuts

BOSTON — With the transit agency’s budget at $160 million in the red and facing $8 billion in long-term debt, General Manager Daniel Grabauskas has filed paperwork to increase fares and reduce nightly service. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Flyer advances 2nd-year production of SEPTA diesel-electric hybrids

The buses will be deployed in the City of Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs of Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester, supporting four million people living in and around southeastern Pennsylvania.

New Flyer now offering Allison's increased Accessory Power II tech

The option uses electrification to power accessory components for additional fuel economy.

NYCT to add 377 New Flyer Xcelsior buses

New buses will include enhanced safety and comfort, better driver visibility, pedestrian turn warning, Wi-Fi, and USB ports to improve the bus rider experience.

Electric buses, training key focuses for 2nd annual Transit Maintenance Forum

This year’s conference at Indianapolis’ Indiana Convention Center Sept. 11 to 13 with an expanded program that begins Monday afternoon with a training session each from Cummins and Allison Transmission officials.

New Flyer to offer fuel-saving Allison Transmission tech

Also announced that the Government of the District of Columbia is purchasing 26 Xcelsior clean diesel 40-foot buses.

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