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U. of Utah wireless electric shuttle project gets funding

Sustainability| November 28, 2011
The project is based on technology developed by Utah State's Energy Dynamics Laboratory and marketed through a spin-off company called WAVE (Wireless Advance Vehicle Electrification).

U. of Manitoba considering U-Pass

University| November 28, 2011
The university, which is first trying to garner interest for the program on campus and in the community, has considered a U-Pass in the past, but has never been able to negotiate a price that is acceptable to students.
Rail| November 28, 2011

CATS' trolley service for LSU football games a success

With more than 200,000 visitors to Baton Rouge for each of the home football games, "Trolley Rouge" is linking those visitors as well as locals to gaming and entertainment venues, restaurants and shops.
Motorcoach| November 23, 2011

Final Rule banning hand-held cell phone, texting released

The final rule prohibits commercial drivers from using a hand-held mobile telephone while operating a commercial truck or bus. Drivers who violate the restriction will face federal civil penalties of up to $2,750 for each offense and disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle for multiple offenses.
Motorcoach| November 23, 2011

MCI receives order for 12 J4500s

The new Cummins engine and Allison transmission package on the coaches meet 2010 EPA standards that mandate near-zero NOx and particulate-matter emissions. It's a feature that appeals especially to Hawaii's Royal Star, which caters to an eco-conscious clientele.
Bus| November 22, 2011

TARC now on Google Transit

Through the program, anyone searching Google Maps site for directions in Greater Louisville can plan a trip on TARC. By choosing the public transit option and entering desired travel times and locations, passengers are provided step-by-step directions on TARC for their specific trips.
Bus| November 22, 2011

L.A. Metro opens bike center

Two ground-floor bike center locations in the Santa Monica Place Mall parking structure combined feature nearly 5,300 square-feet of dedicated space and nearly 360 secure bicycle parking spaces, making it the highest capacity secure bicycle parking facility in the U.S.
Rail| November 22, 2011

High-speed projects receive funds

California’s grant will go toward the initial construction set to begin next year in Fresno. Meanwhile, Michigan's funds will go toward improvements that will allow for speeds up to 110 mph on 77% of Amtrak’s Wolverine and Blue Water services between Detroit and Chicago.
Sustainability| November 21, 2011

MARTA unveils solar canopy installation

The solar panels generate enough electricity to offset a significant portion of this facility's annual electricity consumption and have the same environmental benefit as planting more than 285 acres of trees a year.
Bus| November 21, 2011

Women's transportation group attends Asian Pacific summit

With the primary goal of growing the female demographic in the transportation industry's professional leadership roles worldwide, the association is getting the attention it needs from the world economy's major players to help move WTS's strategic plan along.

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