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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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LA Metro board approves contracts for electric, CNG buses

In total, the board approved the purchase of 60 BYD electric buses, 35 electric New Flyer artics, 65 New Flyer CNG artics, and 295 CNG buses from ENC.

Calif. Gov. commemorates new Proterra LA manufacturing facility

Partially funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission, the 100,000-square-foot facility has the capacity to manufacture 400 buses annually.

UTA takes delivery of Provo/Orem BRT bus

The New Flyer Xcelsior 60-foot articulated bus is the first to be delivered and will now go through a thorough testing process.

FTA makes $226M in grants available to improve transit bus service

All projects must comply with Buy America regulations, which require that all iron, steel, or manufactured products be produced in the U.S., as well as final assembly of vehicles.

WSP USA designing BRT system for TriMet

The 14-mile Division Transit Project will provide an improved high-capacity connection between downtown Portland and the City of Gresham via Division Street.

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