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TriMet launches multi-modal trip planner

Bus| October 18, 2011
Combines transit, biking and walking in one itinerary, making it easier for customers to plan their trips, and reduces travel time compared with single-mode trip planners. Customers can also plan their trips according to their preference for safest route, quickest route or flattest elevation.

FTA awards Fla.’s PSTA $5M for new buses

Bus| October 18, 2011
Will use the State of Good Repair grant program funds to replace old buses. Once the new buses arrive next year, one out of every six of the agency’s buses will be diesel electric hybrid.
Bus| October 18, 2011

U.S. Depts. of Transportation, Commerce, partner to boost domestic manufacturing

The Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will help to ensure manufacturers meet the U.S. DOT’s “Buy America” and “Buy American” standards, connecting U.S. manufacturers and suppliers for work on highways, railways and transit projects, and in the process help to create jobs.
Bus| October 18, 2011

FTA releases $46.7M to Mich., $14.4M to Pa.

A portion of funding for both states will go to replacing a transfer center and buses and upgrading a maintenance facility to LEED standards.
Bus| October 18, 2011

OCTA receives $9.3M in DOT grants

The competitive transit grant awards were part of the DOT's Bus Livability and State of Good Repair programs.
Rail| October 18, 2011

Metrolink, L.A. Metro win NARP award

Metrolink has accelerated its implementation strategy for Positive Train Control, a technology capable of detecting and preventing collisions before they occur, and is on schedule to put the system into operation ahead of the 2015 federal deadline.
Bus| October 18, 2011

Daimler to deliver 12 Orion VIIs to N.Y.

This marks the third consecutive order placed by CNYTRA. In 2009, 18 Orion VII CNG buses were delivered to Syracuse, N.Y.
Bus| October 18, 2011

Dow Kokam to supply Safra lithium-ion batteries

The Businova will begin test operations in the French towns of Albi and Toulouse starting in 2012.
Bus| October 18, 2011

Cubic receives EMV bank card type approval

The Tri-Reader 3 is the first contactless smart card device designed for use in public transport to process all industry standard contactless smart cards.
Rail| October 18, 2011

Chicago Metra’s 2012 budget to include fare increase

Averages about 25 percent across all fare types. Metra was able to reduce its deficit by $17.5 million by locking in the price of 75 percent of its fuel needs, making administrative cuts and finding other operational efficiencies. Those actions reduced the size of the needed fare increase by 7 percentage points.

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