Houston Metro to receive Nova artics

The order will be assembled at Nova Bus’ plant in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Nova Bus is part of the Volvo Group, which employs approximately 12,000 workers in the U.S. in seven production facilities.

New Flyer to deliver 70 Xcelsiors to Tenn.

The three-year contract, with two years of renewable options, contains a firm order for 10 buses (20 EUs) with options for an additional 60 buses (120 EUs). Nashville MTA is a new customer for New Flyer.

Ind. transit advocates push again for referendum

Despite facing another uphill battle with the General Assembly after a defeat last year, will re-introduce a plan that asks two counties to increase local income taxes by 0.3%. The funds would double bus service and add light rail and express transit service.

OCTA's Will Kempton to retire

Has accepted the position of executive director for Transportation California and plans to leave the agency in February 2013.

OCTA proposes new routes to improve efficiency

The three new routes are anticipated to provide faster service because there will be limited stops. The plan is the result of a Transit System Study.

Chicago Transit to overhaul 60% of bus fleet

The board has awarded contracts to Cummins NPower LLC and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC to perform turnkey overhauls, which include supporting labor and the furnishing, installation and warranty of all supplies and materials associated with the project.

L.A. Metro rail ridership up 23% in October

In terms of average weekday boardings, Metro Rail ridership showed a 19% gain compared to one year ago, totaling 360,901 average weekday boardings on the entire 87.7-mile system.

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