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Posted on January 17, 2008

  • New B.C. transit plan announced
    Vancouver, B.C. — A new transit strategy was unveiled by the British Columbia government. It includes adding 1,500 new clean energy buses, projects saving 4.7 million tons in greenhouse gases, and will cost $14 billion. For the full story, click here.
  • Governor requests rail amendment
    Sacramento, Calif. — While he has dropped a request that lawmakers strike a $9.9 billion high-speed rail bond from the November ballot, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants a financing plan that ensures all funding sources. For the full story, click here.
  • Minneapolis a leader in green commuting
    MINNEAPOLIS — In addition to ranking high among the 50 largest U.S. cities for being conducive to walking or biking to work, Minneapolis has also seen a jump in public transit commuters from 2005 to 2006. For the full story, click here.
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    Partner agencies have agreed to continue support for the program, which has bolstered ridership.

    Voith executes succession plan, names new president/CEO

    As planned, Dr. Hubert Lienhard, who has been in charge since 2008, will retire in 2018 upon completion of his second term in office at the age of 67, with Stephan Schaller assuming the role in April.

    Transportation options could lure Amazon to Denver, report says

    The New York Times recently published an analysis of roughly fifty American metro areas and used guidance that Amazon included in its request for proposals to narrow down the field.

    How implementing biophilic architecture can soothe transit riders

    By incorporating simple biophilic principles into station and facility design, cities, and transit agencies can foster stronger connections to nature that improve our overall wellbeing as individuals and as a community.

    HNTB names vehicle solutions manager

    Patrick Allen will be responsible for locomotives, passenger cars, and other rolling components of rail systems. He is based in the firm’s Boston office and works with clients nationwide.

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