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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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TAPTCO, MSTCO create course to help drivers pass CDL test

The course is available in hard copy containing seven interactive CDs together with a trainer’s guide, a driver’s study guide, and a book of practice tests. Alternately, the course is available over the web through a learning management system, so that applicants can go through the training and practice tests from any location.

Canada's London Transit adding 28 New Flyer Xcelsior buses

The award is part of a contract extension from a Nov. 13, 2014 LTC contract, awarded to New Flyer, whereby a one-year extension on the contract was exercisable at the discretion of LTC.

Capital Metro retires last University of Texas shuttle bus

The fleet of burnt orange and white buses has served the UT campus since 1998 and has become a hallmark of Capital Metro’s longstanding partnership with the university.

COTA to provide free Wi-Fi on entire 444-bus fleet

The cost to COTA will be no more than $250,000 per year, though, the agency is hopeful negotiations with companies vying for the contract will result in no charge for them.

Suspicious device found on NY MTA bus

Discovered during a routine inspection, the device was attached with a large magnet to the bottom of the oil pan near the bumper.

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