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Metro-North rolls out new M-8 cars

Rail| March 2, 2011
In all, 380 new cars will replace a fleet that is well beyond its useful life and has been plagued with weather-related component failures this winter resulting in crowded trains and below normal on-time performance.

Miami-Dade adds free wireless service

Bus| March 2, 2011
By expanding free wireless accessibility on Metrorail and Metromover, and some of the county's most popular express commuter bus routes, Mayor Alvarez said transit riders can enjoy a better transit experience, which could equate to fewer cars on the road and a more sustainable community.
Bus| March 2, 2011

S.F. Muni offers free passes to students

Beginning with the distribution of the April passes in March, 12,000 passes will be distributed by the SFUSD to low-income SFUSD students free of charge for April, May and June of 2011.
Motorcoach| March 2, 2011

Report: U.S. highway traffic reaches highest level since 2007

Americans drove 0.7 percent more, or 20.5 billion additional vehicle miles traveled, in 2010 than the previous year. Travel increased by 0.6 percent in December 2010 compared to the previous December.
Rail| March 1, 2011

Fla. lawmakers may sue over rejected HSR funds

A potential lawsuit from the State Capitol against Gov. Scott would claim that no governor has the authority to reject portions of a bill signed by then-Gov. Crist in 2009 authorizing high-speed rail and Sunrail.
Rail| March 1, 2011

Denver RTD tries out 'green' rail ties

Transit system is using about 40,000 concrete railroad ties and 200 ties made from recycled plastic on its $710M West Corridor light rail line.
Bus| March 1, 2011

Port Authority awards last contract for WTC transportation hub

The Oculus, designed by Santiago Calatrava, will serve as the primary link for pedestrian access to the PATH system, 13 New York City subway lines, 500,000 square feet of retail, and four office towers at the WTC site and the World Financial Center.
Sustainability| March 1, 2011

Rio turns to the sky for transit options

A new six-station gondola line set to debut this month, will feature 152 gondolas and carry 30,000 people a day along a 2.1-mile route — transforming an hour-and-a-half trip to a nearby commuter rail station into a 16-minute sky ride.

Accessibility| March 1, 2011

Travel Instruction group to meet in Philadelphia

The conference assists its national and international members by providing educational opportunities and showcasing best practices.
Rail| March 1, 2011

Houston Metro ready to buy Siemens railcars

In September, a railcar procurement with CAF, a Spanish manufacturer, was terminated because Metro's contract was in conflict with Buy America rules.

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