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HART to end pursuit of rail

Rail| May 3, 2011
Last year, Hillsborough County residents voted against a sales tax referendum for light rail, which was followed by Gov. Rick Scott's rejection of $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funds.

CUMTD taps FAAC for transit simulators

Bus| May 3, 2011
In addition to the two MB-1500 simulators, company also delivered an instructor-controlled desktop simulator, its Scenario Toolbox scenario building software program and a custom-built geo-specific virtual driving world.
Accessibility| May 3, 2011

Sun Tran GM honored for training efforts

The National Transit Institute recognized Mary McLain’s 26 years of service to public transit and commitment and dedication to the importance of training in the transit industry, with its 2011 Champions Award, at its Transit Trainers' Workshop held in Tampa, Fla. last month.
Bus| May 3, 2011

U.S. mayors oppose gas tax without more transit investment

In a 176-city survey, released by the United States Conference of Mayors at the National Press Club on Tuesday, a majority of mayors said they will oppose a gas tax increase unless funding is directed to improve roads, bridges and expand transit, instead of highway expansion.
Motorcoach| May 3, 2011

Survey: Seat belt use increasing among bus, truck drivers

The Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey found that 78 percent of commercial bus and truck drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009. The survey observed 26,830 commercial drivers operating medium- to heavy-duty trucks and buses at 998 roadside sites nationwide.
Bus| April 29, 2011

N.Y. MTA votes to end Long Island bus contract

The decision follows a recent public hearing where riders voiced opposition to the privatization plan.
Accessibility| April 29, 2011

Houston Metro selects MV for paratransit services

Under the terms of the new four year agreement, will provide management, maintenance and operations for METROLift, which serves Houston and the surrounding areas.
Bus| April 29, 2011

MARTA releases FY12 budget proposal

The proposal, which will be presented at a series of public hearings in May, is focused on maintaining MARTA's long-term financial sustainability, preserving transit service and state-of-good-repair, enhancing some bus routes and implementing new security initiatives.
Rail| April 29, 2011

Sound Transit purchases ROW for light rail extension

The purchase of the key property from the Port of Seattle supports Sound Transit's work to start construction of East Link in 2015. Included in the purchase package offered by the Port is an easement that provides access to 37 miles of the rail corridor between Woodinville and Renton for other potential high-capacity transit investments in the future.
Rail| April 29, 2011

Kinkisharyo demos ameriTRAM in Dallas

Vehicle is a 100 percent low-floor streetcar powered by e-Brid, a propulsion technology that enables operation powered by overhead catenary or on-board lithium-ion batteries.

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