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Posted on July 22, 2009

Rail crash safeguards not always used

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The automatic control intended to stop a train if the driver blacks out is sometimes turned off by operators, who feel pressured to improve on-time performance in order to speed loading and unloading. For the full story, click here.

 

Foreign rail firms looking to stimulus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Companies overseas are pursuing any opportunities available in the $8 billion set aside for high-speed rail. For the full story, click here.

 

Motorcoach from 1937 rescued, renovated

SEATTLE — After finding an old motorcoach in an abandoned field, two area residents who remembered it from their childhood bringing tourists up to Mount Rainier, spent $60 thousand to revamp the 1937 Kenworth Touring Motor Coach. For the full story, click here.

 

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ABC Companies sells Ameritrans Bus assets

In an overall business review, it was determined this division no longer fit in ABC's overall growth strategy. The company will continue to provide parts and warranty support for Ameritrans products.

N. Va. Transportation Commission approves BRT plan

Planners estimate the new, 11-mile Tysons Corner to Alexandria bus system would attract about 8,600 new transit riders per day.

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