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Posted on September 10, 2009

Former BART officer to stand trial for murder

OAKLAND, Calif. — On Thursday, a judge ruled that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle must stand before a jury on a murder charge for the Jan. 1 killing of Oscar Grant III. For the full story, click here.

 

Coach driver exonerated

TELLURIDE, Colo. — Tour bus driver Welland Lotan has been cleared of any further charges in the January 2008 Mexican Hat, Utah, crash that killed nine people. A Utah Highway Patrol investigation determined that he wasn’t driving too fast. For the full story, click here.

 

Senate confirms new MTA Chairman

NEW YORK — On Thursday, the New York State Senate confirmed Jay H. Walder as the next chairman and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 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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