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Posted on August 19, 2009

Report: BART officers failed to follow procedures

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland law firm that was hired by BART to conduct an investigation into the shooting of an unarmed man by a transit officer found that the officers failed to work as a team when responding to reports of fighting on a train. For the full story, click here.

 

Canada transit commuters face parking issues

VANCOUVER, B.C. — On the opening day of Translink’s new Canada Line, riders who parked in the neighboring mall’s parking lot received warning tickets or had their cars towed. Canada officials have said there is no need or room for park-and-ride lots. For the full story, click here.

 

New transit system starts service in Montana

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A new transit system will make three daily trips from nearby towns and reservations, to Great Falls. For the full story, click here.

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Bridj to launch D.C. service

While Founder Matt George is interested in connecting Capitol Hill, K Street and Dupont Circle, it’s not yet clear if those will be the neighborhoods Bridj starts with. The start-up is encouraging interested customers to request specific routes on its website

New Flyer wins N.Y. CNG bus contract

The contract for 110 XN40 buses contains a firm order for 52 buses with options for an additional 58 buses and is valued at approximately $53 million dollars.

CCW to provide Iowa with rebuilt artics

Des Moines Area Regional Transit's 60-foot low floor articulated buses will replace high-floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines and brakes. It will also be equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair lifts.

Texas' Capital Metro adds real-time information to bus fleet

The agency rolled out real-time data on MetroRapid and MetroRail last year, receiving strong positive feedback from customers.

AC Transit piloting Alexander Dennis double-deck bus

The 80-seat coach, offering its riders comfy excursions with spectacular views — particularly to and from San Francisco — made its first cruise on the Line U, from Fremont to Stanford University, before being deployed on other daily routes.

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