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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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Boston bus driver accused of assaulting snowball thrower

The driver is being charged with assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon. He was on duty during the Tuesday night incident in Lynn’s Central Square, but an MBTA spokesman did not specify if he was driving the bus at the time

Detroit bus driver falls asleep at wheel, crashes into 8 vehicles

The driver was charged with a misdemeanor traffic violation on Wednesday and could face 93 days in jail.

Maine school district likely to have students use public transit

Starting this fall, the roughly 2,000 students at Portland's three high schools will receive a Metro pass.

Allison,Cummins hybrid-electric system recieves CARB certification

Allows sales of model year 2015 Allison H 40/50 EP™ hybrid propulsion system paired with the Cummins ISB6.7 and ISL9 diesel-electric hybrid engines for transit buses and coaches.

N.Y. MTA expands courtesy ads to bus system

The campaign is similar to the one developed for subways, with the focus on reminding passengers that avoiding certain behaviors can ensure a faster and more pleasant ride for everyone. Reminders include step aside to let others off first; remove your backpack; and don’t clip your nails on the bus.

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