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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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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.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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