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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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Google launches carpooling app using Waze

Will use Waze’s navigation system to identify which routes cars take most often, and try to pair drivers with people looking to travel to the same destinations.

200 more countdown clocks coming new N.Y. bus stops

So far, just five bus stops in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island provide arrival times, though smartphone-equipped riders can track their bus on transit apps and the MTA’s Bus Time feature.

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.

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