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U. of Cincinnati, Ohio college partner on shuttle system

University| June 27, 2011
Designed to expedite commutes and solve housing and transportation problems for international students taking classes at Raymond Walters College, the new system will be funded through operational funds as a joint venture of both schools.

Dartmouth’s ‘Big Green Bus’ travels U.S. promoting sustainability

Motorcoach| June 27, 2011
Thirteen students or recent graduates are driving a Greyhound bus converted to run on waste vegetable oil to 31 states in the next 11 weeks to educate the public about environmentalism.
University| June 27, 2011

Profile: Arizona State U. adds to green transit options

To remain as sustainable as possible and make transportation easy and accessible, the University is introducing an “Eco Pass,” allowing students to pay a small fee up front to park on campus and use transit. Several easy-to-use alternative transportation methods are currently available to students, staff and faculty.
Rail| June 24, 2011

NTSB to investigate Amtrak accident in Nevada

An Amtrak train was traveling from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif., when it was stuck by a truck at about 11:25 a.m. PT on Friday. Numerous fatalities and multiple injuries have been reported.
Bus| June 24, 2011

Niagara Frontier transit cop cleared in spraying of protester

Despite a controversial excerpt of video on YouTube showing Transit Police Officer Adam M. Brodsky pepper-spraying anti-war protester Nate Buckley, agency officials say that a longer version and a bank security video presented a more complete picture that justified Brodsky's use of pepper spray.
Bus| June 24, 2011

Miami-Dade Transit faces service cuts amid financial woes

County Hall may soon cut services to Metrorail, Metrobus and Metromover if the transit agency’s financial crisis, spurred by a cutoff of FTA funding, doesn’t end soon.
Rail| June 24, 2011

Chicago to ease rail congestion with $126M ARRA grant

The Illinois DOT will invest the funds in the Englewood Flyover, a grade separation project south of Chicago Union Station that eliminates one of the most delay-prone intersections in the entire Amtrak system. It separates Rock Island District Metra commuter trains from Amtrak passenger trains traveling on the Norfolk Southern corridor.
Bus| June 23, 2011

D.C. Metro bus drivers voice safety concerns

After three incidents in the last two weeks where operators were attacked on their routes, drivers want more transit police officers on buses. Drivers also complained of broken surveillance cameras and radios.
Bus| June 23, 2011

Gillig to add Vanner hybrid beltless alternators to buses

Will be standard equipment on all of the manufacturer’s hybrid buses, replacing the alternator and the associated pulleys and belts.
Rail| June 23, 2011

Calif. high-speed rail group to begin rail improvements

Can now begin spending a $16 million grant that will support scheduling and safety improvements, including the design of a positive train control technology system, on the San Francisco to San Jose corridor.

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