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N.Y. subway riders stuck in train during blizzard sue MTA

Rail| December 28, 2011
Riders were trapped on the train for eight hours with no heat, food, water or bathroom facilities, according to court papers.

Scrapped Detroit light rail still has investors

Rail| December 27, 2011
Despite Mayor Bing’s recent decision to end the proposed rail plan in favor of BRT, many investors are still supporting a scaled-back version of the project.
Motorcoach| December 27, 2011

FMCSA orders Pa. carrier to cease operations

An extensive review of Double Happyness Travel Inc.’s operations found multiple hours-of-service, vehicle maintenance and controlled substance and alcohol testing violations.
Rail| December 27, 2011

Critics oppose Amtrak fallback plan for Calif. HSR

They argue that the state's backup plan to use a 130-mile stretch of track for slower Amtrak service is ineffective because there's no guarantee the national rail service will use it.
Motorcoach| December 27, 2011

NTSB releases statements on Hours of Service, driver cell phone ban

Says FMCSA and states need to partner on HOS to ensure compliance, the industry needs to support the rule with comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management Systems, and that the U.S. DOT should have gone further in prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles.
Rail| December 27, 2011

Bombardier to supply 90 railcars to Germany

The order for the electric multiple units of the 430 series, from DB Regio AG, totals $648 million.
Rail| December 27, 2011

San Diego transit renews Veolia light rail contract

The two-year contract extension calls for Veolia Transportation to manage the Sprinter service through December 2014 with an additional 18-month extension — with the board’s discretion — through June 30, 2016. The original contract with Veolia was approved by the agency in April 2006.
Bus| December 22, 2011

City busways seen as key to BRT

These dedicated rights of way, which are a rarity in the U.S., despite the growing popularity of bus rapid transit systems.
Bus| December 22, 2011

London debuts hybrid double-decker bus

Equipped with a hybrid drivetrain developed by Volvo, the bus, which features three entrances and two staircases, was inspired by the iconic Routemaster buses.
Motorcoach| December 22, 2011

Study: Curbside coach trips up 32%

Higher gasoline costs, Wi-Fi and cheaper fares than planes and trains were cited as major reasons for the jump.

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