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Posted on June 24, 2009

Lessons learned from past rail accidents

NEW YORK — In light of the deadly rail crash that took place in Washington, D.C., on Monday, an editor at Popular Mechanics magazine looks at 10 other rail accidents and what safety lessons train operators learned from them. For the full story, click here.

 

CVS reimburses N.Y. MTA for overcharging staff

NEW YORK — CVS, the nationwide drugstore chain, has paid back nearly $1 million to N.Y. MTA, after overcharging transit workers and retirees for prescription drugs, according to transit officials. For the full story, click here.

 

Bus travel rediscovered by young

WASHINGTON
, D.C. — Intercity bus trips ranging from approximately 175 to 300 miles have regained significant popularity, in particular with tech-savvy, urban travelers age 30 and younger. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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Bridj, KCATA, Ford partner for urban mobility pilot project

The transformative program is the first U.S. public-private partnership that brings together a major U.S. transit agency, an automaker and an urban technology company with the aim of enhancing Kansas City’s existing mass transit system by providing greater access and mobility to residents.

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

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

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Cummins announces new 'SmartEfficiency' initiative

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

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