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Posted on April 29, 2009

Sec. LaHood orders coach safety review

SOLEDAD, Calif. —  After yesterday's tour bus accident in Northern California, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood plans to announce a full departmental review of motorcoach safety. For the full story, click here.

 

Lockheed sues for release from N.Y. MTA contract

NEW YORK — In a lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan, Lockheed Martin Transportation Security Solutions asked a judge for release from a contract to install a network of digital security cameras. For the full story, click here.

 

Tri-Rail faces service cuts

MIAMI — Despite a recent fare hike, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority may still need to cut weekend service, and reduce weekday service by nearly half. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

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4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

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