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Posted on July 10, 2009

BART strike on hold

OAKLAND, Calif. - Leaders of the agency's two largest unions said they will hold a vote on BART's latest proposal in a couple of days, temporarily avoiding a strike. For the full story, click here.

BRT systems may aid climate battle

BOGOTA, Colombia - Bus rapid transit systems, such as the one that runs along Bogota's Seventh Ave., may aid the climate battle in poor cities, according data presented by the Asian Development Bank and the Clean Air Institute in Bellagio, Italy in May. For the full story, click here.  

Task force to investigate Caltrain tracks

SAN CARLOS, Calif. - Responding to a recent surge in deaths on Caltrain tracks, regional officials are forming a safety task force to prevent suicides and accidents on the rail line. 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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