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Maryland MTA tests ‘talking’ buses

Bus| March 29, 2011
Will test Safe Turn Alert systems — automated voice systems that tell pedestrians, operators and passengers when a bus is turning a corner — from two companies on 10 buses over the next two months.

Megabus’ Pa. hub adds service to 9 cities

Motorcoach| March 29, 2011
The intercity bus service will begin offering trips to Cleveland; Detroit; and Akron, Ohio, among others, from its Pittsburgh hub.
Accessibility| March 29, 2011

Gov. Christie aims to halt N.J. Transit payouts

The agency paid out almost $3.6 million in unused vacation pay to 722 current and retired employees, plus paid sick time cash-outs for 1,743 last year.
Bus| March 29, 2011

Calif.-based Torrance Transit now on Google

As part of joining the program, its website now has the Google Transit Trip Planner widget. This widget makes it possible to input the departing and destination information and it will link over to the Google Maps page with the entire list of detailed trip planning information.
Accessibility| March 29, 2011

Calif.'s OCTA completes sales tax program, touts benefits

The half-cent sales tax, collected over the past two decades, provided $1 billion for Metrolink service and senior and disabled bus fare stabilization. On April 1, the first half-cent of what is estimated to be $15 billion over the next 30 years will be collected for Measure M2.
Rail| March 29, 2011

N.Y. MTA, NYC Police capture bank robbery suspect

The officers arrested the Dix Hills resident and turned him over to the Suffolk County Police Department. He's been charged in connection with the robberies that took place between Feb. 17 and March 24.
Bus| March 29, 2011

Clean Energy wins Atlanta CNG contract

This project is part of the $39.5 million Clean Cities Atlanta Petroleum Reduction Program, a local public/private partnership co-funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Clean Cities Initiative to support clean fuels, vehicles and infrastructure development to improve fuel economy and air quality in metro Atlanta.
Bus| March 29, 2011

D.C. Metro: Maintenance, refurbishments to suffer if fed funding cut

When combined with potential loss of matching funds from the District, Maryland and Virginia, the proposed cut of $150 million from the current fiscal year would reduce the agency's $851 million capital budget by 35 to 40 percent.
Rail| March 29, 2011

Eurotech design to equip U.S. positive train control apps

The ISIS PC/104+ board integrates the Intel Atom Z530 processor into a rugged, embedded computer designed to operate under harsh conditions and has an industrial temperature rating from -40 to +85 degrees Celsius.
Accessibility| March 29, 2011

Washington's Pierce Transit to start service reductions early

As a result of the economic recession and failure of Proposition 1, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to implement a 35 percent reduction in service by October 2011 to address the agency's budget shortfall.

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