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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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Drunk driver strikes NJ TRANSIT bus

The vehicle drove into the bus around 2 a.m., with the badly injured driver of the car trying to flee on foot before being arrested at a nearby gas station. The driver’s blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit, according to the report.

BC Transit piloting video cameras on buses

Up to six cameras will be installed on each bus. There is no live monitoring of the video which will only be removed and viewed by authorized security staff following a reported incident. Only video required for security purposes will be retained, all other video will be erased.

Calif. agencies approve merger

Pending adoption by its member entities, the merger between Victor Valley Transit Authority and Barstow Area Transit is slated to take effect July 1, 2015.

MCI Stands Up for Transportation in Pembina, Chicago and Louisville

Officials at MCI’s Pembina plant included Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D.; North Dakota Commerce Department Commissioner Alan Anderson; Gail Hand, northeastern director for Sen Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Tom Brusegaard, regional director for Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D;  Pembina County Commissioner Hetty Walker; and Cavalier, N.D. Mayor Ken Briese.

Uber adds rickshaws to service in India

Drivers are told to say ‘namaste,’ a common Indian greeting, and are encouraged to use their meters. Uber pays its drivers an additional 40 rupees, or just over 60 cents, per ride on top of the fare.

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