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Van Hool to expand manufacturing to U.S.

Motorcoach| January 11, 2012
The company's decision is driven solely by their commitment to invest in American distribution of products that are designed to offer North American operators consistent long-term pricing, greater scalability, as well as reduced cycle time from order to delivery.

BusCon 2012: Call for papers

Accessibility| January 11, 2012
The annual bus event is accepting proposals for presentations for the 2012 conference, which will take place September 11-12 at Navy Pier in Chicago.
Bus| January 11, 2012

APTA: PT users save $9,790 annually

These savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the Jan. 10, 2012 average national gas price and the national unreserved monthly parking rate.
Bus| January 11, 2012

SORTA provided 1M rides to low-income workers in 2011

To provide job-related free rides, the Everybody Rides Metro Foundation uses a federal Job Access-Reverse Commute grant that is matched by the partner agencies to provide bus tokens at no charge to low-income residents to connect them to job counseling, interviews, training and exams and job-related child transportation, in addition to transportation to and from work.
Rail| January 11, 2012

Alstom wins London contract

The new fleet will proceed from the conversion of existing Alstom-built fleets based on the Alstom Coradia platform. It will enable around 8,000 extra peak-time passengers to travel into London's Waterloo station every morning, as eight-car trains will be lengthened to run in 10-car formation on certain routes.
Rail| January 11, 2012

Edmonton riders to be scanned for explosives

The federally-funded pilot project will modify ticket machines to find potential terrorist threats in a test of technology aimed at boosting safety for commuters without slowing them down with airport-style holdups.
Bus| January 11, 2012

Study recommends improvements to increase ridership

Results suggest that more direct transit connections to dispersed employment centers, and easier transfers to access these destinations, will help increase transit use for both transit-dependent and choice riders.
Bus| January 10, 2012

Detroit light rail 'back on the table'

Gov. Rick Snyder and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced their support for a shorter version of the light rail project that would be built as part of an upgraded system of rapid transit buses.
Accessibility| January 10, 2012

Birmingham transit adds funding advocacy arm

The new department of government affairs, which is a nine-month pilot program, was created to monitor legislation and develop a legislative strategy for statewide transit funding.
Bus| January 10, 2012

Sun Metro BRT gains FTA Small Starts approval

Includes procurement of 10 low-floor branded buses, construction of 12 new RTS stations and the installation of traffic signal priority at 42 intersections.

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