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Report: Uncertain fed funds may delay transportation projects

Bus| April 2, 2012
Such deferrals could hurt an entity's credit if capital costs escalate over time, putting the system at risk. Conversely, proceeding with such projects could also hurt the credit rating if the resulting liquidity and debt levels are not already reflected in the rating.

San Francisco MTA unveils budget

Bus| March 30, 2012
This budget would support an increase in maintenance and direct funds to key service initiatives by amounts of $17.5 million in FY 2013 and $29.1 million in FY 2014. The fiscal year is July 1 to June 30.
Accessibility| March 30, 2012

Manufacturer forges formal partnerships to sell MV-1

The company also announced it entered into an Amended and Restated Consulting and Brokerage Agreement with MV Sales & Leasing Inc. (MVSL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MV Transportation Inc., pursuant to which MVSL will act as a non-exclusive consultant and broker of the MV-1.
Accessibility| March 30, 2012

UPDATED: Congress passes 90-day extension of transportation bill

The bill, which would extend SAFETEA-LU and the collection of motor fuels taxes that are deposited in the Highway Trust Fund through June 30, 2012, is expected to be signed by President Barack Obama.
Rail| March 29, 2012

RTA New Orleans launches public safety campaign

Through the use of television PSAs, advertisements on RTA vehicles, brochures, flyers and social media, the safety campaign grabs the viewer's attention with creative and direct messaging encouraging citizens to "think again" so that they avoid dangers while near a streetcar line.
Bus| March 29, 2012

SEPTA police strike, debate on impact continues

Entered its eighth day. Striking police claimed that crimes have increased at SEPTA stations and vehicles during the strike. Agency officials countered that most of those crimes happened at nearby stores.
Accessibility| March 29, 2012

House approves 3-month extension of transportation bill

The measure must pass the Senate before March 31 to avoid the lapse of federal highway programs. Both chambers are scheduled to wrap up legislative business this week before taking a spring recess.
Motorcoach| March 29, 2012

Lamers Bus wins TSX approval for safety

Following its recent IMG safety award win, the carrier has completed the Transportation Safety Exchange Comprehensive Review.
Bus| March 29, 2012

Google Maps for Android gets new public transit options

In addition to added bus and subway options, users will also be able to select from various route options, such as the recommended route, one with fewer transfers, or one that involves less walking.
Rail| March 29, 2012

Missouri receives $22.6M for rail bridge

The new 1,200-foot bridge will eliminate one of the worst rail bottlenecks in the country by adding capacity and reducing delays for more than 600 daily passengers on Amtrak trains traveling between Kansas City, Mo. and St. Louis and moving more than 60 trains through the 283-mile line each day.

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