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METRO Briefs

Posted on November 12, 2008

Vermont transit agencies may merge

MONTPELIER, Vt. — In order to streamline services and create a regional funding source, Green Mountain Transit Agency and Chittenden County Transportation Authority are looking into combining their businesses. For the full story, click here.

Bus driver achieved 3 million miles accident-free

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Everett Anderson, a driver for Peter Pan Bus Lines, was honored for driving 3 million miles without an accident, an accomplishment shared by only two other drivers in the Northeast. For the full story, click here.

Dallas debating natural gas, diesel choices

DALLAS — Dallas Area Rapid Transit board members are divided over how to spend more than $219 million on a new bus fleet that will use either compressed natural gas (CNG) or diesel fuel. For the full story, click here.

Mich. restaurant bus fueled by vegetable oil

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — BTB Burrito, a restaurant mini-chain, is providing rides home to bar-goers on a bus powered by a diesel engine that has been modified to run on used vegetable oil. For the full story, click here.

 

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ABA, AAA implore leaders to address DC parking crisis

The groups urged planners to add parking near the National Mall for the millions of people who will visit by bus and car over the next several months, kicking off with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

UMA operators hold 418 appointments during 'Capitol Hill Days'

In their meetings, UMA members shared information about their own businesses and rallied for backing of three critical needs: opposition of FMCSA's proposal to raise the Federal financial responsibility limits, support of Rep. Barletta's proposal  to remove CSA scores from public view until the data used to calculate the score can be improved, and support to preserve the current charter service rule.

Trailways taps Outstanding Motorcoach Driver of the Year

David Cooper of Pacific Coachways Trailways in Garden Grove, Calif., was presented by Bob Crescenzo, VP, safety & loss control, at Lancer Insurance, the awards event sponsor.

Chinatown bus passengers attack driver

State police said the driver did not speak or understand English and did not know he was supposed to stop in Richmond, Va. The driver was reportedly dragged out of his chair, while the bus was swerving in and out of lanes for a half mile or so.

ABA names new VP, Government Affairs

Suzanne Te Beau Rohde will succeed ABA's sr. VP, Government Affairs and Policy, Clyde Hart, who is retiring after 14 years.

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