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Bombardier to equip Florida’s SunRail project

Rail| July 22, 2011
The Florida Department of Transportation ordered 14 BiLevel railcars. The contract is valued at approximately $41 million. Deliveries are planned between May and August 2013.

CTTransit adds hybrids to supervisor fleet

Sustainability| July 22, 2011
The vehicles replaced non-hybrid vehicles, some almost 10 years old and most with well over 100,000 miles on them. These new hybrids will get 20 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway, improving the fuel economy of the entire Supervisor fleet. They are an addition to the two Prius hybrid automobiles already in use by the Hartford Division.
Bus| July 22, 2011

N.Y. MTA Chairman/CEO announces resignation

Jay H. Walder will be joining the MTR Corp. in Hong Kong as CEO and a member of the board of directors.
Motorcoach| July 22, 2011

Motorcoach Council launches grant application raffle

Operators can purchase tickets for $250 through August 15 for the Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility-ADA Grant Application Raffle. The amount expected to be available for the 2011 grant is $8.8 million. The prize is valued at $5,000.
Rail| July 21, 2011

China’s rush to high-speed rail sparks glitches

Delays brought on by a short-circuit and power outages since the rail line between Beijing and Shanghai opened, in time for the Chinese Communist Party's 90th anniversary celebration, suspicion abounds that the project was rushed to open in time for the event.
Management & Operations| July 21, 2011

Movers & Shakers: Nominate a transportation industry professional

Are you or is someone you know an outstanding professional in the transportation industry? METRO Magazine will be profiling Movers & Shakers from the all over the U.S. and Canada, on both the public and private sides, from small businesses to large municipal agencies, for this special section of the September/October issue.
Bus| July 21, 2011

Fewer funds cut for Minn. in revised transportation bill

The state Republican House and Senate agreed to provide $78 million for regional transit in the next two years, about halfway between the $129 million approved for the previous two years and the $20 million they originally approved.
Bus| July 21, 2011

Portland's TriMet to fine first-time fare evaders

In response to concerns about whether the agency was collecting all of its fare revenue, TriMet is increasing the number of staff dedicated to fare enforcement. It will also shift from a warning and education focus to issuing citations and exclusions if riders are found without a valid fare. The base fine for not having a valid fare is $175; exclusions from the system can extend up to 90 days.
Bus| July 21, 2011

N.Y. MTA to cut $4B in capital program costs

The savings measures are detailed in a new report, include slashing administrative costs by 15 percent, and overhauling project approval and track work procedures.
Accessibility| July 21, 2011

S.F. Muni selects new leader

Ed Reiskin, the city's public works director since 2008, has no transportation agency experience, but has a reputation as a top-notch manager.

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