Japan to operate world's first hybrid train
TOKYO — East Japan Railway Co. will start commercial operations on July 31 of a two-car diesel-electric hybrid train. The 49-mile Koumi Line linking Yamanashi and Nagano prefectures was chosen for the first commercial operations because of its natural features and appeal to tourists, according to officials. To read the full story, click here.
Drink tax proposed to cover Pa. transit
PITTSBURGH — A proposed 10% tax on beverages purchased in bars is part of legislation that would increase contributions to public transit funding by counties across the state. A rental car tax is also under consideration. To read the full story, click here.
Kansas town cuts bus service amid debate
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Independence City Council voted Monday to cut service on two major lines, reducing service from being hourly to every two hours. Critics say the action will put a hardship on shoppers, commuters and college students. To read the full story, click here.