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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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Denver RTD unveils its Flatiron Flyer BRT vehicle

The Flatiron Flyer buses, which were supplied by MCI and can carry 57 passengers each, are specially branded with a unique blue-and-sunrise-orange paint scheme designed by RTD and a U.S. 36 corridor stakeholder group.

Safe Fleet acquires Hadley's bus, motorcoach mirror product lines

The Hadley mirror business will remain in Elkhart, Ind., but will relocate from the Hadley site to its own production facility over the next few months. The management, engineering, customer service, administrative and production personnel of the Hadley mirror business will remain with the business and transition to Safe Fleet.

BusCon returns to Indy

Each year, more and more people look forward to BusCon as a chance to network, learn about new trends and technology, and gain the tools that are necessary to revitalize the way they tackle their own operations.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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