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Veolia, Nassau County reach public-private agreement

Accessibility| December 21, 2011
The transit system transports 31 million bus passengers and 280,000 paratransit passengers each year and has been managed by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority since 1973.

Poll: Majority of Americans oppose hiking fed gas tax

Bus| December 20, 2011
A new Reason-Rupe poll finds 77% of Americans oppose increasing the federal gas tax, while just 19% favor raising the tax, which is currently 18.4 cents a gallon.
Rail| December 20, 2011

Amtrak buys electric law enforcement patrol vehicles

The T3 Motion ESVs will be used for security at seven locations for platform and parking structure patrols.
Rail| December 20, 2011

Toronto's Metrolinx to add 6 DMUs

The contract price is $22 million for six DMUs and will be for the middle flat-nosed "C-Car", which connects both ends of the slanted nose "A-Cars."
Bus| December 20, 2011

APTA: Transit users save $9,690 annually

With the average national gas price at $3.21 per gallon, individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, $807 this month.
Motorcoach| December 20, 2011

MCI delivers J4500s to Maryland, Texas

Waldorf, Md.-based Keller Transportation Inc. added a customized J4500 and Houston-based Continental Bus Lines put its third J4500 coach into service.
Bus| December 19, 2011

Bus service should take the 'Apple approach'

Minimalist clean design, high quality customer assistance and distinctive product branding are similar principles that bus rapid transit systems can follow for success.
Rail| December 19, 2011

BART elects new board leaders

Retired Oakland Fire Chief John McPartland, voted the new board president, plans to tackle challenges ranging from earthquake safety to service extensions. Tom Radulovich, currently vice chairperson of BART’s Planning, Public Affairs, Access and Legislation Committee, was voted the board VP.
Bus| December 19, 2011

Md. transit unveils new hybrid buses

Montgomery County Ride On’s 12 new hybrid electric-diesel buses and clean-diesel bus were purchased with $6.6 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Rail| December 19, 2011

Long Island RR launches real-time pilot

To use the service, a user enters his or her origin and destination, and Train Time will then provide upcoming departure times and indications showing whether each train is running on time or, if late, by how many minutes.

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