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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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Cummins announces new 'SmartEfficiency' initiative

The product improvement plan focuses on improved fuel efficiency, lower total cost of ownership and improved uptime.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

University of Washington researchers have developed an inexpensive system that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from passengers’ mobile phones and devices to collect better data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and even how long they wait to transfer to another bus.

'Off route' Calif. bus driver runs double-decker into bridge

According to the agency transit manager, the driver “got off route” and drove under the bridge, though why is still under investigation. The bus was out-of-service and had no passengers at the time.

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