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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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Man charged with murder after stabbing Winnipeg Transit bus driver

The incident occurred at 2 a.m., when the driver pulled up to the last stop of his shift and asked the man to leave the bus. After a physical altercation, which ended up outside the bus, ensued, the driver was stabbed multiple times.

N.Y.'s NICE to add 33 New Flyer buses

Twenty-eight 40-foot buses will replace existing buses in the NICE fleet that have reached the end of their useful life, while five 60-foot buses will be used on the customer's new bus rapid transit line, scheduled to start service in 2017.

Nova Bus, ABB partner for electric bus, charger delivery to N. America

The ABB DC fast charger, with the associated systems, is based on the common interface, which allows charging stations and electrified buses from different manufacturers to be used together.

Proterra names Horton to CCO post

Will lead the end-to-end customer lifecycle as Proterra triples production and initiates large-scale deployments across North America.

Stertil-Koni adds new capabilities to transmission jack

The battery-operated jack can be charged overnight and used without cables. The pneumatic jack has an attached air hose to keep it working. Previously, transmission jacks were manually hand-pumped, much like a car jack.

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