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Posted on February 14, 2008

  • BART considers magnet-resistant tickets
    SAN FRANCISCO — The BART board of directors plans to upgrade the magnetic stripes on tickets, and reprogram fare gates and ticket machines in an effort to prevent ticket damage from cell phones, iPods and other magnet-containing devices. For the full story, click here.
  • California tries new biodiesel conversion
    SALINAS, Calif. — Monterey-Salinas Transit will use biodiesel converted from locally grown mustard seeds in its fleet. The seeds have been found to require less maintenance than other biofuel crops. For the full story, click here.
  • Husband-wife motorcoach team drives together
    PUTNAM, N.Y. — Rich and Joann Flood both work as drivers for Coach Tours, and have been married for 25 years. They are also the first drivers in the U.S. to complete a new online course on bus safety and customer care. For the full story, click here.
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