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House unveils outline for transportation authorization bill

Bus| November 17, 2011
The controversial plan includes a call for increased oil drilling to help pay for infrastructure projects, according to several sources.

N.Y. MTA taps real-time information team

Rail| November 17, 2011
MTA Bus Time will enable bus riders to use smart phones, text messaging or their Web browser to learn how far the next bus is from their stop, saving them time and making bus travel easier. Users also can scan QR codes on bus stop signs to learn instantly when the next bus will arrive.
Bus| November 17, 2011

Ottawa transit apologizes to abandoned riders

OC Transpo officials are looking into an incident in which a bus driver allegedly walked off the job after a passenger asked why the bus was frequently late. The rider claimed that the driver stranded him and 15 other riders on an idling bus.
Bus| November 17, 2011

TriMet to add 55 Gillig buses in 2012

The agency is using FTA grant funding and debt service to replace its oldest buses. Four of the buses will feature hybrid-electric propulsion.
Bus| November 17, 2011

D.C. Metro police adopts new crime-fighting tactics

Team using techniques such as decoy bicycles to further reduce crime in the Metro system. Since the team began their efforts about a month ago, it has made dozens of arrests, stopping would-be bicycle thieves and robbery suspects trying to escape with victims’ electronic devices such as iPhones or cash.
Rail| November 17, 2011

Utah Transit Authority tightens rail safety

The campaign will include banners and signs inside and outside of train cars reminding people to keep their "heads up - don't text around trains;" "listen up - remove headphones around trains;" "stand back - stay behind the yellow line at stations;" and "look twice - another train could be coming from the other direction."
Bus| November 17, 2011

First Transit wins Mass. contract

The SRTA operates 79 buses, throughout local counties, including Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Somerset, Swansea and Westport.
Bus| November 17, 2011

46 sustainable transit projects to split $112M

Projects were selected through the FTA's competitive FY 2011 Sustainability Initiative, which includes funding from: the Clean Fuels and the TIGGER III grant programs.
Motorcoach| November 17, 2011

METRO needs 'Innovative' Motorcoach operators

Does your motorcoach operation stand head and shoulders above the rest? Do you know of an operation that sets itself apart with great customer service or cutting-edge business philosophies?
Rail| November 16, 2011

Smoking ban on N.Y. rail platforms takes effect

Ban on Metro-North and Long Island Railroad station platforms began November 13. Notable New Yorkers including former New York Jet Joe Namath and former New York Yankee Tommy John lent their voices to a public education campaign letting customers know about the rules.

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