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Posted on May 6, 2009

Texas senate gives go-ahead for HSR Corp.

AUSTIN, TEXAS — A measure for a high-speed rail corporation to begin planning a 200-mph rail system linking the state’s five largest urban areas was approved on Tuesday. For the full story, click here.

Utah officials want BRT route change

PROVO, UTAH — Legislators and Brigham Young University representatives want Provo’s first BRT route to link to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center. However, transit planners have replied that redoing the plan could cost at least $100,000. For the full story, click here.

Transit group takes campaign online

RICHMOND, Va. — The “Got Transit” working group, in collaboration with GRTC Transit, has launched a marketing campaign that includes YouTube videos and a Website. 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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