METRO Briefs

Posted on July 1, 2009

Rosenker: NTSB better without enforcement power

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NTSB Acting Chairman Mark Rosenker said that the agency works better giving recommendations without enforcement. Approximately 82 percent of the recommendations are implemented. For the full story, click here.


Iceland’s hydrogen-powered plans postponed

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND — A government-sanctioned scheme to derive hydrogen from water and use it to power ground transportation has been set back by at least 10 years due to the financial crisis. For the full story, click here.


Bus manufacturers relocate, bring jobs to Tenn.

GALLATIN, Tenn. — Silver Eagle Bus Manufacturing Inc., a husband and wife team, started operations in their new Gallatin office. They already have a few dozen employees at work restoring old buses and plan to hire as many as 500 employees in a year or two. For the full story, click here.


N.J. Transit to charge for mailing tickets

NEWARK, N.J. — Starting in September, N.J. Transit will charge a $3 fee to mail monthly rail and bus passes, due to the additional costs the service accrues. For the full story, click here.

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Fla.'s JTA sets launch date for new BRT service

The 9.4 mile Green Line on the North Corridor will feature direct, high-frequency service; 18 branded stations; complimentary Wi-Fi, a Park-n-Ride lot, and real-time bus arrival information.

Canadian bus service to block Internet streaming

Some customers have reported slow internet service, while others couldn't connect at al, due to Internet streaming issues.

Nova Bus names new east coast regional sales manager

Prior to joinging Nova, John Manzi served as eastern regional transit sales manager for a major transmission manufacturer.

Shuttle, circulator routes drawing thousands of riders in Miami

These services carried more than eight million passengers last year in 27 municipalities and are praised by riders and public officials alike as successful transit programs.

Calif.'s VVTA unveils Google trip planner update, web app

VVTA staff coordinated with the county and cities to maintain route and stop accuracy throughout the release cycle. Meeting the needs of the many departments at each agency added to the complexity of the project.

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