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Posted on January 24, 2008

  • Mexico City offers women-only buses
    MEXICO CITY — In response to complaints from women concerning verbal and physical harassment, Mexico City has joined the list of areas running buses exclusively for women. For the full story, click here.
  • Hybrid buses growing in popularity
    Asheville, N.C. — More mass transit systems in both large and small cities are adding hybrid buses to their fleets. Reducing environmental impact and increasing efficiency are two motivating factors. For the full story, click here.
  • MBTA to upgrade bus features
    BOSTON — Within a year, MBTA will replace old buses, add automated stop announcements and equip more than 300 buses with surveillance cameras. For the full story, click here.
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