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Report: Proximity to jobs crucial to light rail development

Rail| March 22, 2011
Findings show proximity to existing employment centers and downtown areas to be important factors driving development along transit lines. While transit improvements were a factor, the impetus for development was more strongly related to longer-term efforts to revitalize the center cities.

Report: D.C. Metro spends $49M on overtime

Bus| March 22, 2011
At this pace, overtime costs could hit $84 million for the year, far exceeding the $75 million it spent last year.
Rail| March 22, 2011

Honolulu awards $946M in rail contracts

Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture of Ansaldo STS and Ansaldo Breda, will build the rail project's "core systems," while Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.'s contract is for design and construction of the second phase of the rail elevated guideway from Pearl City to Aloha Stadium.
Rail| March 22, 2011

Alstom to adjust some Euro manufacturing sites

In Germany, the planned reduction of 700 positions in the Salzgitter factory would address the necessary improvement of its competitiveness and its insufficient expected workload.
Accessibility| March 22, 2011

HART CEO placed on administrative leave

The agency's board made the decision to suspend David Armijo during a special board meeting held Monday.
Rail| March 22, 2011

Fort Worth's The T names commuter rail project

Tarrant Express, or TEX, was selected by a subcommittee of The T's board, along with input from the Grapevine City Council.
Rail| March 21, 2011

Vice President Biden honored for supporting rail

Following a nearly two-year, $37.7 million renovation, the Wilmington Amtrak station was rededicated and renamed in honor of the Vice President, a long-time rail commuter.
Rail| March 21, 2011

D.C. Metro to attract more bike-to-rail commuters

In a move to curb parking space construction, the agency’s long-range planners have begun an initiative to quintuple the number of cyclists taking public transit.
Rail| March 21, 2011

Obama signs extension to fund federal operations

The resolution cuts another $6 billion in federal spending from FY 2010 enacted levels. Among the $6 billion in reductions is the elimination of funding for FY 2011 for the FRA program that provides grant money for railroad operators to implement Positive Train Control.
Motorcoach| March 21, 2011

N.Y. sting operation pulls 14 coaches off the road

All buses that were pulled over by state transportation investigators and law enforcement were ordered off the road. One major reason was the lack of an updated hours of service log book.

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