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September 19, 2014

Jacket helps protect transit riders from germs

Appropriately called the Germinator, the jacket is the result of almost a year's worth of research into how commuters get sick on public transit — and how to help prevent sharing illnesses.

September 18, 2014

Green tech major feature at BusCon 2014

At least six electric vehicles, ranging from passenger vans to cutaway buses to a mid-sized transit bus and a trolley bus, were featured both on the show floor and at a special ride along held in conjunction with the show.

September 18, 2014

6 fleets receive eco award at BusCon for propane usage

PERC presented the “Top User of Clean-Burning Propane Autogas” awards to attending representatives at a ceremony Wednesday morning at Indiana Convention Center. The fleets were individually recognized for recent adoptions of propane-autogas-powered vehicles.

September 18, 2014

New report reveals what Americans want from public transit

Riders of all ages and in all regions place the greatest value on factors like travel time, proximity, cost, and reliability above safety, frequency, and perks like Wi-Fi when choosing whether or not to take public transportation.

September 17, 2014

Cars Will Cook the Planet Absent Shift to Public Transportation

If the world's cities focused their investments on expanding public transportation, walking and cycling, they could save more than $100 trillion in public and private capital and urban transportation operating costs between now and 2050, according to a new report.

September 17, 2014

Gondola linking Brooklyn and Manhattan proposed

Plan estimates the gondola would transport 5,000 people per hour in both directions and says it could move commuters from Brooklyn to Manhattan in less than four minutes, with each phase costing between $75 million and $125 million.

September 16, 2014

68% of Americans want more transit spending, study says

Survey also found that nearly 74% of Americans support the use of tax dollars for creating, expanding, and improving public transportation options in their communities.

September 9, 2014

Car sharing gains toehold in Las Vegas

Two vehicles, which can be reserved through iPhone and Adroid smartphone apps, are available on the UNLV campus for $7.50 an hour or $69 a day after paying a one-time $25 membership fee.

September 9, 2014

MV Transportation CEO to retire

During Carter Pate's tenure as CEO, MV grew from $725 million in revenue in 2010 to over $1 billion in revenue in 2013, and expanded its operational footprint in the Middle East, as well as in the areas of school bus operations, international transportation logistics, and on-demand black car service.

September 8, 2014

U. of La., City agreement to lease buses awaiting approval

At University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s request, the council approved an introductory amendment that increases the lease cost to $35,000 a year and removes a clause making the university responsible for 20% of the major repairs.

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