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Posted on September 24, 2008

Bus drivers aid in evacuation effort

LONGVIEW, Texas — More than one hundred charter bus drivers have devoted nearly the last two weeks to transporting hurricane evacuees. For the full story, click here.

Federal government rejects transit security grant request

BOSTON — The Transportation Security Administration has declined a request made by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to fund systems that detect chemical threats in subway stations. For the full story, click here.

Congress reaches rail safety bill agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a train crash that killed 25 people in Los Angeles, House and Senate negotiators have reached consensus on a rail safety reform bill that will require the installation of positive train control by 2015. For the full story, click here.

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Royal Star Hawaii adds 6 new MCI coaches

The first delivery includes two 2019 MCI J4500’s with a 60-passenger seating capacity, while the other four coaches are 2019 D4505 coaches.

FlixBus launches #FlixVR on select routes

The program will run for three months and will be available for no extra charge to passengers who reserve “panoramic seats.”

Peter Pan Bus Lines adds 5 MCI J4500s

The coaches come equipped with wheelchair lifts and feature signature Peter Pan seating by Kiel with made-to-order fabric from Lantel.

Prevost makes 2 key appointments

Guillaume Charron appointed director, pre-owned business transformation, and Carl Boulet as U.S. Service Network Manager.

Greyhound driver saves passengers before fire engulfs bus

The bus fire caused a traffic jam on Oakland, California's eastbound I-580 and prompted the closure of the freeway.

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