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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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Bridj to launch D.C. service

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New Flyer wins N.Y. CNG bus contract

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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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