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Posted on April 15, 2009

EPA questions Honolulu rail route

HONOLULU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged officials to change the route of a planned commuter train to avoid displacing a small neighborhood and asked why alternatives to an elevated rail line were not reviewed in the project’s environmental impact study. For the full story, click here.

DART riders protest fare hikes
DALLAS — More than 200 people spoke out against proposed fare increases at a public hearing Tuesday evening at the Dallas Area Rapid Transit headquarters. For the full story, click here.

 

CATS to offer TV on buses
RALEIGH, N.C. — The city of Raleigh is partnering with a local news station and its parent company, Capitol Broadcasting, to install flat-screen televisions on select buses. For the full story, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bridj to launch D.C. service

While Founder Matt George is interested in connecting Capitol Hill, K Street and Dupont Circle, it’s not yet clear if those will be the neighborhoods Bridj starts with. The start-up is encouraging interested customers to request specific routes on its website

New Flyer wins N.Y. CNG bus contract

The contract for 110 XN40 buses contains a firm order for 52 buses with options for an additional 58 buses and is valued at approximately $53 million dollars.

CCW to provide Iowa with rebuilt artics

Des Moines Area Regional Transit's 60-foot low floor articulated buses will replace high-floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines and brakes. It will also be equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.

Texas' Capital Metro adds real-time information to bus fleet

The agency rolled out real-time data on MetroRapid and MetroRail last year, receiving strong positive feedback from customers.

AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

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