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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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Bridj to launch D.C. service

While Founder Matt George is interested in connecting Capitol Hill, K Street and Dupont Circle, it’s not yet clear if those will be the neighborhoods Bridj starts with. The start-up is encouraging interested customers to request specific routes on its website

New Flyer wins N.Y. CNG bus contract

The contract for 110 XN40 buses contains a firm order for 52 buses with options for an additional 58 buses and is valued at approximately $53 million dollars.

CCW to provide Iowa with rebuilt artics

Des Moines Area Regional Transit's 60-foot low floor articulated buses will replace high-floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines and brakes. It will also be equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.

Texas' Capital Metro adds real-time information to bus fleet

The agency rolled out real-time data on MetroRapid and MetroRail last year, receiving strong positive feedback from customers.

AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

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