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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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L.A. Metro opens new 'green' bus facility

Division 13 will serve as a bus maintenance, operations and service facility with a multi-level parking garage that accommodates 200 CNG buses, fueling equipment, transportation offices and support areas.

Starcraft Bus named Ford's top volume pool account for 10th year

The company has purchased and sold more Ford E-Series chassis than any other bus manufacturer in North America since 2006.

Cummins announces new 'SmartEfficiency' initiative

The product improvement plan focuses on improved fuel efficiency, lower total cost of ownership and improved uptime.

Bluetooth, Wi-Fi sensing from mobile devices may help improve bus service

University of Washington researchers have developed an inexpensive system that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from passengers’ mobile phones and devices to collect better data about where bus riders get on and off, how many people use a given stop and even how long they wait to transfer to another bus.

'Off route' Calif. bus driver runs double-decker into bridge

According to the agency transit manager, the driver “got off route” and drove under the bridge, though why is still under investigation. The bus was out-of-service and had no passengers at the time.

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