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UPDATE: Argentina bus-train crash kills 11, injures 212

Bus| September 14, 2011
Two passenger trains and a bus collided when the driver of the bus drove around rail track barriers to try to beat the trains across the tracks. The driver was among the 11 killed.

House extends surface transportation bill

Bus| September 13, 2011
While the vote was a result of a bipartisan agreement between Senate and House leaders, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee John Mica (R-FL) said it will be the last temporary extension he will support and that a full four-year funding bill needs to be put into place after this one expires.
Bus| September 13, 2011

APTA: Public transit users save $9,964 annually

The latest Transit Savings Report shows that individuals who switch from driving to riding public transportation can save, on average, up to $830 this month.
Motorcoach| September 13, 2011

CVSA’s ‘Brake Safety Week’ highlights proper maintenance

During the week of Sept. 11 to 17, CVSA-certified inspectors, brake suppliers and industry partners will conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at truck stops, weigh stations and other locations. According to Roadcheck 2011 data, more education and awareness is needed to reduce the number of highway crashes caused annually by poorly maintained braking systems.
Bus| September 13, 2011

Montreal program boosts ridership

In August, then-Quebec Transport minister Sam Hamad announced a series of measures aimed at reducing the number of motorists on Montreal roads to ease the strain on the area's detour-riddled road network.
Bus| September 13, 2011

Thermo King featuring new products at BusCon

All products will be manufactured in the U.S. to allow for a two-week lead time and ensure that they meet all Buy America requirements.
Rail| September 13, 2011

Fort Worth's the T breaks ground on station improvement

The first phase of the long-term project, to begin this month, will be the addition of 100 parking spaces at the TRE Station Park and Ride lot bringing it to a total of 478 spaces. The Richland Hills Station has the third highest TRE boardings of stations in Tarrant County.
Bus| September 13, 2011

AC Transit extends Gannett Fleming contract

The original contract, valued at $100,000, began in 2010 and was set to expire in April 2011. The contract has been extended through the end of 2011 with nearly $200,000 in additional contract budget awarded.
Bus| September 13, 2011

TTC awarded for suicide prevention programs

The Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention presented the agency with the Arnold Devlin Community Service Award in recognition of its suicide prevention programs: Crisis Link, Gatekeeper, and Acute Psychological Trauma.
Rail| September 13, 2011

SEPTA train station receives LEED Silver status

Awarded to the recently rebuilt Fox Chase Regional Rail Station, the first train station in the U.S. to receive the designation. In rebuilding, SEPTA implemented numerous eco-friendly practices, including recycling construction waste materials and using low-pollutant emitting building materials.

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