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Posted on May 13, 2009

Report: Driver caused Calif. coach crash

SAN FRANCISCO — According to a preliminary report by the California Highway Patrol, the driver in the April 28 accident failed to negotiate a curve on the U.S. 101 overpass, causing the bus to hit a guardrail and overturn. For the full story, click here.

 

Amtrak: High-speed rail unrealistic

CHICAGO — Joseph Boardman, Amtrak’s president/CEO, said to Illinois lawmakers at a hearing Monday that introducing high-speed rail in the Midwest would be too expensive and less efficient than providing more frequent service between cities. For the full story, click here.

 

Report: BRT cheaper than rail to Oakland airport

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — TransForm, an Oakland, Calif.-based public transit advocacy group, claims that the BART’s $522 million plan for an elevated tram to the Oakland International Airport is 10-times more expensive than adding BRT service. For the full story, click here.

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VIA debuts first of 400-plus new CNG buses

The new 40-foot buses, manufactured by Nova Bus, feature a 67-passenger capacity.

Lane Transit District seeks $30M from state for BRT

LTD is hoping to get the money in the form of Oregon Lottery-backed bonds, to use as matching funds for a federal grant it plans to apply for.

REV Group acquires Midwest Automotive Designs

The acquisition enhances REV’s product offerings in the commercial segment of its bus division, by adding multiple products for the luxury limousine, charter and tour bus markets.

NJ Transit awards MCI 2nd year of 6-year Commuter Coach contract

The company’s three-decade relationship with NJ TRANSIT continued in November 2015 with the company winning a competitive procurement to manufacture and deliver up to 1,222 commuter coaches.

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