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Posted on October 23, 2009

Advocates stump for HSR funds

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Months after winning $8 billion for high-speed rail projects in the stimulus, mass transportation advocates are pressing Senate appropriators for billions more in the 2010 Department of Transportation spending bill. For the full story, click here.

D.C. Metro to test backup system

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has developed software, which it hopes can be a backup for its train crash prevention system that failed in June. For the full story, click here.   

AC Transit's GM resigns

OAKLAND, Calif. -- AC Transit's GM Rick Fernandez, who has held the position since 1999, announced his resignation to spend more time with his family. No date has been set for his departure from the job. For the full story, click here.

 

 

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New Flyer of America breaks ground on $25M Ala. facility revamp

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Innovation, clean fleets honored at BusCon 2017

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