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Driver in fatal Va. bus crash to appear in court

Motorcoach| July 6, 2011
Kin Yiu Cheung was set to appear in a Virginia court Wednesday on charges stemming from the crash on Interstate 95 that killed four passengers and injured dozens. He is charged with four felony counts of involuntary manslaughter, facing up to 10 years in prison for each count.

Parsons awarded Paris rail contract

Rail| July 6, 2011
Will provide technical and strategy advice regarding a new technology signaling system to be deployed on the western extension of Syndicat des Transports d’lle de France’s RER line E, part of the high-profile “EOLE” project.
Bus| July 5, 2011

Texas' Sun Metro named 'Outstanding' system by APTA

The El Paso, Texas-based system, which is managed by First Transit, won the award in the medium-size category of transit systems that provide between four million and 30 million rides annually.
Bus| July 5, 2011

TriMet kicks off light rail bridge construction

Will be the first cable-stayed bridge for the region, extending 1,720 feet over the Willamette River. It is the first of its kind, carrying light rail, buses, bikes, pedestrians and a future Portland Streetcar extension, but no private vehicles.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line debuts

Designed to reach top speeds of 220 mph, the rail service, which features fully reclining airline style business class seating, cuts travel time on the 820-mile route to under five hours.
Rail| July 5, 2011

S.F. Muni awards subway tunneling contract

The contract — the largest construction package for the project — was awarded to Barnard Impregilo Healy, in the amount of $233,584,015.00. The extended light rail line is expected to carry 65,000 passengers daily by the year 2030. The project will be in revenue service by 2018.
Motorcoach| July 5, 2011

Pa. bus co. involved in crash ordered to cease operations

Investigators found hours-of-service and multiple drug and alcohol testing violations for the company, Mr. Ho Charter Service, which operated a motorcoach that crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on June 27. The co-driver was killed and 24 passengers and the driver were injured.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Mass. receives $72.8M to cut Amtrak travel time

Will go to a project that will restore a rail line, improving 50 miles of track and infrastructure on a direct route from Springfield to East Northfield, Mass. Time on Amtrak’s Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes.
Motorcoach| July 5, 2011

MCI delivers to Nashville

Gaylord Opryland’s eight new 2011 MCI J4500s have Detroit Series 60 engines and Allison B500 transmissions; seating with three-point safety belts; Braun wheelchair lifts; and an ASA color back-up camera.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Florida begins work on commuter rail project

SunRail will run along a 61-mile stretch of existing rail freight tracks in Central Florida. The major funding partners for the project are the Florida Department of Transportation, the FTA, Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola counties and the city of Orlando. The first phase, at 31-miles, will serve 12 stations.

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