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Posted on May 20, 2009

Witnesses: BART transit officer seemed shocked

LOS ANGELES — During the preliminary hearing held on the shooting of an unarmed man in a BART station, several witnesses testifying for the prosecution said that the former BART transit officer looked surprised after pulling the trigger. For the full story, click here.

Fare evaders exploiting N.Y. MTA bus service

NEW YORK — Many riders are skipping the fare for the Bx12 express buses, which allow riders to buy tickets from either a MetroCard or coin-operated terminal before boarding. Fare-jumpers complain that terminals are often broken. For the full story, click here.

CATS transit chief heads to San Antonio

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — News of Charlotte Area Transit System CEO Keith Parker’s departure broke on Tuesday. He's leaving for a similar role at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. For the full story, click here.

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National Express shuttles Baltimore commuters during subway work

Staffed 24/7 with more than 100 drivers and 58 buses, free National Express shuttles will be running every 10 minutes during peak service and 20 to 30 minutes at lower-volume commuting times.

Fla.'s JTA recieves $7.2M for BRT project

Will be used to improve sidewalks and ADA ramps within a half mile of the First Coast Flyer™ North Corridor stations and construct pedestrian access to the Armsdale Park-n-Ride facility.

2 NJ Transit buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel

Of the 20 people injured, none were considered serious and 13 were transported by New York City EMS to hospitals.

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

MVTA 'Bus on Shoulder' vehicles equipped with MTS guidance tech

The advanced Driver Assist System, utilizing a licensed GPS technology developed by the University of Minnesota, provides feedback to the driver regarding lane position – via graphic driver alert displays, virtual mirror, vibrating seat and actuated steering.

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