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Critics oppose Amtrak fallback plan for Calif. HSR

Rail| December 27, 2011
They argue that the state's backup plan to use a 130-mile stretch of track for slower Amtrak service is ineffective because there's no guarantee the national rail service will use it.

NTSB releases statements on Hours of Service, driver cell phone ban

Motorcoach| December 27, 2011
Says FMCSA and states need to partner on HOS to ensure compliance, the industry needs to support the rule with comprehensive Fatigue Risk Management Systems, and that the U.S. DOT should have gone further in prohibiting interstate truck and bus drivers from using hand-held cell phones while operating their vehicles.
Rail| December 27, 2011

Bombardier to supply 90 railcars to Germany

The order for the electric multiple units of the 430 series, from DB Regio AG, totals $648 million.
Rail| December 27, 2011

San Diego transit renews Veolia light rail contract

The two-year contract extension calls for Veolia Transportation to manage the Sprinter service through December 2014 with an additional 18-month extension — with the board’s discretion — through June 30, 2016. The original contract with Veolia was approved by the agency in April 2006.
Bus| December 22, 2011

City busways seen as key to BRT

These dedicated rights of way, which are a rarity in the U.S., despite the growing popularity of bus rapid transit systems.
Bus| December 22, 2011

London debuts hybrid double-decker bus

Equipped with a hybrid drivetrain developed by Volvo, the bus, which features three entrances and two staircases, was inspired by the iconic Routemaster buses.
Motorcoach| December 22, 2011

Study: Curbside coach trips up 32%

Higher gasoline costs, Wi-Fi and cheaper fares than planes and trains were cited as major reasons for the jump.
Bus| December 22, 2011

TSA increases transit screenings

Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response teams have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in subways, train stations and other public transit locations in the last year.
Rail| December 22, 2011

MBTA looks to Charlie card for ad revenue

Considering removal of the popular Charlie icon from its Charlie Card transit passes to make way for advertising to close a $161 million budget gap.
Bus| December 22, 2011

First Transit wins N.C. contract

With this contract win, the company will be responsible for providing management services required to keep the transit system functioning properly and efficiently, and managing all aspects related to the operation.

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