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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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Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

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