El Paso, Texas transit unveils first BRT segment

The 8.6-mile segment in the new Brio Rapid Transit System will provide service to local universities, medical centers, and downtown cultural attractions. The FTA provided approximately $13.5 million toward the $27.1 million project for the first segment.

Lightning Hybrids, National Fleet partner for hydraulic tech distribution

Partnership will provide access to the hydraulic hybrid-drive system to fleets in New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions.

REI debuts Web-based fleet management software

A.R.M.O.R-Insight provides three different tools to help manage information for an entire fleet or for a specific vehicle. It helps illustrate vital statistics that are difficult to manage, such as locating intermittent problems; evaluating fleet and driver performance; and monitoring speed, acceleration and idle time.

Under proposed bill, transit benefits would stay higher

Some representatives in Congress are proposing that the $245-a-month in pre-tax benefits that commuters who use public transit now receive become permanent. The benefit is set to expire at the end of the year and would drop to $125 a month.

Mo. unveils $2.6M ARRA-funded bus facility

Includes bus storage, maintenance areas and offices for OATS Northeast, which provides demand-response and fixed-route transportation for senior citizens, people with disabilities, and the state’s rural areas.

APTA-sponsored 'Dump the Pump' coming June 20

National public transportation awareness day encourages people to “dump the pump” by parking their car and riding public transit instead.

Chicago Transit awards new bus overhaul contract

Board awarded a $1.7 million lighting contract to Specialty Manufacturing Inc. LED lighting will replace existing fluorescent and LED interior lights in the more than 1,000 buses that are being overhauled.

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