Report: Jobs at risk due to congestion in key areas

Research projects that 480,000 new jobs representing $32 billion per year in income will be at risk due to congestion by 2040.

MBTA adding late night service

Beginning next year, service on all subway lines, light rail and the 15 key bus routes will run until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays. Service will not be extended on the commuter rail or ferry.

Calif.’s SamTrans to debut 25 Gillig hybrid buses

The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.

HSM acquires Summit Seating

Summit Seating is a manufacturer of seating products for transit buses, recreational vehicles, vans and other specialty vehicles. Officials say the acquisition is expected to expand HSM’s footprint and leadership role in the transportation seating market.

Transit commute tax break may soon be cut

May go from $245 per month to $130 per month, on Jan. 1. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer has gotten support from five House Republicans and 44 fellow Democrats to co-sponsor legislation that would keep the transit subsidy equal to the parking subsidy.

UITP, ITF partner to promote public transit globally

Convene to work together to develop joint recommendations in vocational training, staff security and the promotion of formal, and the reduction of informal, employment in public transport.

Ky.'s TARC orders 10 Proterra all-electric buses

The buses are slated to be built at Proterra’s manufacturing facility in Greenville, S.C. in early 2014, with delivery expected later in the year.

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