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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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Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

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