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Wash. awarded $7.9M for transit station

Rail| November 3, 2011
Funds to the Washington DOT will provide construction of a new station with enhanced access to the Amtrak Cascades and ST Sounder services, with dedicated long term parking; improved pedestrian and bus connections; and passenger amenities, including platforms and shelters.

Md. MTA to purchase 54 Bombardier 'multi-level' railcars

Rail| November 3, 2011
The new railcars will be qualified to operate at speeds up to 125 mph and meet all of the requirements of Amtrak for operation on the Penn Line and CSX for operation on the Camden and Brunswick lines.
Bus| November 3, 2011

MV begins Cape Cod RTA management contract

MV is based out of CCRTA’s current operations and maintenance facility in South Dennis, Mass., and provides service to all of Cape Cod. The fleet consists of nearly 100 vehicles and completes approximately 540,000 trips per year.
Bus| November 3, 2011

Cubic adds video interface to ticketing machines

Transit agencies will now be able to offer video advertising, information, marketing, direction maps and other messages directly at the point of purchase, adding a new channel for high-traffic generating agencies to attract additional revenues, as well as to get more useful information in front of customers, according to the company.
Bus| November 3, 2011

LaHood calls for passage of Jobs Act

The investments made under the transportation portion of the American Jobs Act could put hundreds of thousands of people to work in Pennsylvania and around the country, renovating and rebuilding roads, rails and runways.
Rail| November 2, 2011

MBTA hits record ridership high of 1.35M

Set a record over its 47-year history, up from 1.34 million trips in 2008 on an average weekday. The agency attributed the increase to higher gas prices and employment numbers.
Bus| November 2, 2011

Feds award San Diego $338K for TOD

The North County Transit District, in cooperation with the City of Solana Beach, will continue exploratory work at the Solana Beach Transit Station on a transit development project. The grant will fund a parking management study, real estate advisory services, project design and environmental activities.
Motorcoach| November 2, 2011

MCI delivers J4500 to Iowa

Hawkeye Stages’ new coach features 52 leather passenger seats; a clean-diesel Cummins engine and ZF ASTronic transmission; a high-end Bosch entertainment system with 15-inch video monitors; and 110-volt outlets and Wi-Fi.
Bus| November 2, 2011

Theft of handheld electronics on public transit rising

NYCT reports subway crime has risen 17 percent so far in 2011, with about 1,000 riders the victims of larceny. The Apple iPhone is listed as the most popular item to be stolen.
Motorcoach| November 1, 2011

ABA: Motorcoach inspections should take priority over trucks

The association's response to the NTSB's curbside motorcoach safety report also cites the need for inspections of motorcoaches in facilities at their point of origin or destination.

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