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Posted on July 8, 2009

BART foresaw D.C. Metro circuit problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The apparent malfunction responsible for last month’s Red Line collision, a “flickering” in a track circuit, is known to experts working with San Francisco Bay Area-based BART. Officials there had installed a separate system as a protection against the problem. For the full story, click here.

 

Car rental fees may increase 800 percent

MILWAUKEE — A provision in Wisconsin’s new state budget enables the Southeast Regional Transit Authority to raise the car rental fee up to 800 percent, to help fund a commuter rail line. For the full story, click here.

 

Japanese  rail workers’ smiles scanned

  

LONDON — The Keihin Electric Express Railway, a Tokyo rail company, is using a computer system to rate the smiles of its employees on a daily basis.  For the full story, click here.

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Electric bus sales to surge even faster than EVs, new study says

Sales of electric cars racing to 28%, and those of electric buses to 84%, of their respective global markets by 2030.

Alexander Dennis wins award for excellence in international trade

Recipients were nominated and selected by the Department for International Trade, with the awards presented at a gala in Stirling, Scotland by Dr. Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade.

San Francisco commits to all-electric bus fleet by 2035

Muni is developing “Green Zones” to test current hybrid vehicles and their ability to run only on battery power.

U. of Colo. to host New Flyer battery-electric bus demo

The event will occur on Friday, May 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the university’s Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex.

D.C. Metro wins top honors at 2018 APTA Int'l Bus Roadeo

Best Transit Bus Operator, Maintenance Crew, Grand Champion and Customer Service Challenge winners named.

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