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Posted on June 3, 2009

San Diego transit to freeze wages

OCEANSIDE, Calif. — To help close a $2.5 million budget gap in the next fiscal year and avoid more fare increases, many union employees at the North County Transit District have agreed to a wage freeze. For the full story, click here.

 

Tenn. conducting vehicle safety checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — From Tuesday to Thursday, the Tennessee Department of Safety is taking part in Operation Roadcheck 2009, a commercial vehicle campaign in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. For the full story, click here.

 

Montana tribe gets first transit system

BUSBY, Mont. — The Northern Cheyenne tribe received a $400,000 federal grant to fund their first bus system, which currently consists of two buses and three drivers, and will serve a community of 4,100 reservation residents. For the full story, click here.

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Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

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