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Posted on June 5, 2009

No rep. from Nev. at HSR conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Governors and transportation officials from 24 states attended a discussion on high-speed rail with Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. Nevada, a state with two proposed high-speed rail lines, had no representative present. For the full story, click here.

 

Congress: Florida risks losing future funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Because Florida failed to invest enough money to keep Tri-Rail in service, the state may jeopardize its chances of gaining addition funding to support other transportation projects, Congress has warned. For the full story, click here.

 

Northern Calif. transit faces service cuts

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Due to the state of California’s financial troubles, San Francisco Bay Area-based Valley Transportation Authority and Caltrain took steps to cut service and raise fares as the agencies struggle with deficits. 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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