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Study: Private sector hurt by lack of fed funding, economy

Bus| August 24, 2011
56 percent say they lost business from their public transportation clients and 52 percent of businesses say they expect to layoff employees or cut back hiring as a result.

Safety glitch stops China’s high-speed rail

Rail| August 23, 2011
Rail authorities plan to stop more high-speed rail service due to scheduling concerns. The announcement came as a magazine reported that a crack had been found on the axle of a train. The manufacturer denied the claim.
Rail| August 23, 2011

BART police arrest 40 protestors

Protestors were allegedly trespassing on transit property. Police forced the remaining protestors above ground onto the street. The agency also shut down two stations.
Bus| August 23, 2011

Dallas DART’s new website makes trip planning easier

The redesigned site includes a simpler presentation of DART's online trip planner, Google trip planner, real-time arrival information, stop locator, rider alerts, service advisories and social media.
Rail| August 23, 2011

Changes to PTC regs expected to enhance safety, cut costs

Proposed amendments would eliminate the need to perform analyses on forgoing PTC installation and rerouting shipments of some hazardous materials off a rail line. Lines used to provide passenger service would still require PTC. Affected railroads are expected to realize an estimated cost savings of $340 million in the first several years
Bus| August 23, 2011

MBTA names interim GM

Serving for more than 10 years as the T's Deputy GM/chief financial officer, Jonathan Davis directs the financial management and accounting functions of the MBTA, manages the operating and capital budgets, and oversees the collection of all revenue.
Bus| August 23, 2011

Colorado gets $25M for bus rapid transit

Nine bus stations and five park and ride facilities will be built, and 15 new, clean diesel buses will be purchased to provide frequent service along a 40-mile corridor between Aspen and Glenwood Springs.
Rail| August 22, 2011

FRA to fund $745M in Northeast Corridor upgrades

Will update electrical systems and tracks between Trenton, N.J. and New York City, resulting in improved on-time performance and reliability and will add routes that allow Amtrak trains to bypass the busiest passenger rail junction in the nation. The improvements will allow for the fastest passenger train speeds attained in North America to date.
Rail| August 22, 2011

Va.’s The Tide light rail system opens, hits 30K boardings

The Tide opened to the public on Friday to long lines of excited patrons who arrived at stations one-half hour before the 6 a.m. start of service. Long lines at many stations persisted throughout the day as customers waited for a chance to ride Virginia’s first light rail line.
University| August 22, 2011

U. of Wyoming receives 6 new buses, adds route

Vehicles funded by federal stimulus money. The route will allow students to take campus buses to and from the nearby Wal Mart.

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