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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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TransPro’s Mark Aesch to Deliver Keynote Address at BusCon 2015

The session, sponsored by Q’Straint, will surely inspire participants as Aesch will bring to life stories from lessons learned during his many years as a transit management leader and innovator.

Port Authority to realign gates at NYC bus terminal

The changes are aimed at improving bus operations and reducing congestion in the terminal that can stretch back out into the inbound Lincoln Tunnel and beyond.

Mich. BRT plan on track, set for possible 2018 launch

The 8.3-mile route, with a proposed 27 stops, would replace the Capital Area Transportation Authority’s current Route 1 from downtown Lansing to the Meridian Mall. Results from the plan’s environmental assessment study are expected to be shared at a public hearing this fall.

Kiel Seats part of largest refurbished electric fleet in North America

Left on purpose without upholstery option, each double seat weighs only 45 lbs. yet provides an optimum of comfort for riders through its ergonomically formed design. The slim contour of the seat’s back offers a maximum of legroom for passengers and enhanced accessibility getting in and out of the seat.

NJ TRANSIT to add 772 MCI Commuter Coaches

The latest equipment purchase in a 33-year relationship, the $395 million order for clean diesel, cruiser-style coaches will offer NJ TRANSIT riders three-point seatbelts and comfortable forward-facing seating for 57 passengers.

 

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