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Posted on August 12, 2009

Aloisi vows to improve MBTA

BOSTON — As details emerged on how Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration forced the resignation of MBTA GM, Daniel A Grabauskas, on Aug.6, State Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. rode bus routes and talked to riders, assuring them that service will improve. For the full story, click here.

 

Safety goals demanded after S.F. Muni crashes

SAN FRANCISCO — After two rail crashes in the past month that resulted in more than 50 fatalities, a San Francisco supervisor wants to establish goals to improve safety. For the full story, click here.

 

N.Y. MTA transit workers win wage hike

NEW YORK — On Tuesday, New York City transit workers were granted salary increases of more than 11 percent over three years. As a result, the MTA said it could only rule out more fare hikes for this year. For the full story, click here.

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Albuquerque BRT project exploring full sponsorship

ABQ RIDE is looking to model its plan after the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s HealthLine, which is sponsored through a hospital partnership. Construction on the so-called ART system could begin in May 2016 with an in-service date of September 2017.

New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco

The service, which costs $6 a ride, asks riders to download the Leap app, creating an account, uploading a photo and adding a credit card that enables them to pay via a QR code.

4ONE wins multiple bus seating orders

Agencies ordering the company's products, which are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses, include L.A. Metro, Chicago Transit Authority and New York City Transit.

New Flyer awarded big Las Vegas CNG bus contract

The contract includes a firm order for 35 XN40 and 20 XN60 Xcelsior buses, with an option for another 150 XN40 and 100 XN60 over the next five years. All buses are to be powered by CNG.

Pierce Transit taps Apollo for video surveillance

The decision comes after the agency conducted an analysis and product review period. Implementation of the project began in February and all work is expected to be completed by the end of April.

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