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Calif. HSR Authority matches $616M in fed funding

Rail| December 23, 2010
Earlier this month, the Authority selected a 65-mile stretch through the Central Valley to begin construction of California's high-speed rail line, which will eventually connect the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles and beyond.

N.Y. bus drivers to face firing for cell phone offenses

Bus| December 23, 2010
Under the new policy, drivers caught talking on the phone just once could face dismissal, while in the past, drivers with good records could get several violations before being fired.
Rail| December 23, 2010

Chicago to continue 5000-series railcar tests

The 10 prototype railcars are being tested to determine how they perform when operating in the conditions that CTA's rail fleet is subjected to throughout the year. The prototypes must successfully complete testing on all eight rail lines.
Bus| December 23, 2010

Congress extends appropriations, SAFETEA-LU until March 2011

The previous extension of SAFETEA-LU was set to expire at the end of 2010, and this is the sixth extension of the legislation since the original authorization expired on Sept. 30, 2009.
Bus| December 23, 2010

National parks receive federal funding for transportation enhancements

The program funds capital and planning expenses for alternative transportation systems, such as shuttle buses and bicycle trails, in national parks and public lands.
Bus| December 22, 2010

Cherokee Nation transit receives new buses, branding

Purchased three new buses, wraps and branded decals with FTA funding.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Wash. paratransit grapples with cost, growing need

The transit system projects that use of its paratransit service will grow five percent each year. To help with the rising costs, C-Tran plans on putting two ballot measures to voters next year asking for a percentage of sales tax.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

Ala. paratransit may be stretched to cover additional service

Birmingham, Ala. mayor is looking to the cash-strapped nonprofit ClasTran to take on regular service in addition to paratransit, covering 16 shuttle bus routes set to be cut in January.
Rail| December 22, 2010

New York City Transit countdown clocks total 100

The important milestone exceeds the MTA's original goal to get 75 stations online by the end of the year. A similar project to activate informational signs continues to progress along the lettered lines as well.
Accessibility| December 22, 2010

MBTA accessibility gets mixed review

The agency has made great strides in improving accessibility over the last four years, but riders still face hurdles in using the system, said a judge appointed to monitor MBTA’s compliance in a lawsuit settlement.

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