METRO Briefs

Posted on September 30, 2009

Pro-U.S. bias in Olympic contracts?

VANCOUVER, B.C. - With Vancouver's Olympic Organizing Committee hiring a Florida-based company to take care of Olympic transportation, some Canadian coach operators are alleging a pro-U.S. bias after not being awarded any work. For the full story, click here.

St. Louis Metro searching for ideas

ST. LOUIS - While being hit hard by the economy, Metro is looking to several transit agencies across the nation to build its first-ever long-term plan, including commuter rail and BRT. For the full story, click here.

Without reauthorization projects may be delayed

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With health care reform and climate change legislation at the forefront, the lack of a new transportation reauthorization may cause the delays of several projects. For the full story, click here.






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Calif.'s Omnitrans introduces Token Transit mobile fare payment app

The transit agency expects that as customers switch from traditional paper passes to mobile fares, it will be able to save on printing and outlet distribution costs. 

San Joaquin RTD opens first 100% electric BRT route in U.S.

RTD received grant funding to cover the cost of the new electric buses, which were built by Calif.-based Proterra.

Proterra receives Raleigh-Durham Airport order

This purchase marks the company’s first airport customer and the first airport electric bus deployment in the Carolinas.

New Flyer to supply 180 buses for Edmonton Transit, Winnipeg Transit

Edmonton's replacement of aging fleet vehicles with more efficient, air-conditioned models supports an ETS goal of transforming the transit experience.

New Flyer advances 2nd-year production of SEPTA diesel-electric hybrids

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