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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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Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

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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