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Posted on June 17, 2009

Architect advocates grid-style bus system

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — By designing intersecting bus routes into a grid, a local architect says the area bus system can serve 1,025 residents per mile, compared with the current 750 per mile. A transportation group is assessing cost and viability. For the full story, click here.

 

Turban-wearing workers protest logo rule

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, N.Y. MTA transit workers who wear turbans for religious reasons demanded that their employer rescind a policy requiring them to put the agency logo on their headwear. For the full story, click here.

 

Co. may build hydrogen-powered rail prototype

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Interstate Traveler Co. LLC has developed a plan to construct a hydrogen-powered high-speed rail system in Michigan. The company says that the multibillion-dollar magnetic elevation system would be privately financed. 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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