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ABA chief sounds off on motorcoach safety study

Motorcoach| December 13, 2011
Pete Pantuso calls on the FMCSA to do a better job enforcing the law to keep unsafe motorcoach carriers off the road.

Senate coalition urges extension of mass-transit benefits

Bus| December 13, 2011
Issued a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stressing the importance of the benefit.
Bus| December 13, 2011

Survey: Holiday travelers likely to lose mobile devices

According to the survey, "Lost in Transit," 35% of laptops and 38% of mobile phones are lost or stolen while in transit and that, alarmingly, 82% of lost or stolen devices are never recovered.
Bus| December 13, 2011

L.A. Metro releases civil rights plan to comply with violations

Follows federal audit, which cited the agency violations, including not reaching out to non-English speaking passengers.
Bus| December 13, 2011

New York City transit's 10 best/worst events for 2011

Among the top ten worst events were: the MTA proposing to take out $7 billion in debt, increasing operating expenses by $500 million a year. Among the best events were: no fare hike in 2011, after back-to-back increases in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Rail| December 13, 2011

Utah Transit lands $116M for light rail extension

Will fund the Draper Light Rail Project, a 3.8-mile extension of agency’s current TRAX service. The project includes three new stations with park-and-ride-facilities, and will run parallel to the heavily traveled Interstate 15 corridor and make it easier for suburban residents to commute to jobs in Salt Lake City.
Rail| December 13, 2011

FRA awards rail funds to Chicago, D.C., Georgia

Illinois DOT received more than $177 million for a passenger rail project between Chicago and the Quad Cities. Georgia DOT was awarded $4.1 million to complete plans and an environmental study for a 250-mile passenger rail corridor between Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., and the D.C. DOT received $2.9 million for potential bridge replacement.
Rail| December 13, 2011

AECOM joint venture wins Port Authority contract

Will provide construction management services and rail expertise for the first phase of Moynihan Station construction in Manhattan.
Bus| December 13, 2011

N.Y. MTA holds supplier conference

Representatives from Daimler Buses North America, Motor Coach Industries, New Flyer Industries, Nova Bus, Prevost and the MTA provided the attendees with information on the types of parts, supplies and services needed as part of the bus manufacturing process.
University| December 12, 2011

Staten Island wants MTA to make on-campus drop offs

Officials have asked the transit authority to extend the college's two current routes into the campus to help students get to where they want to go more quickly.

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