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Toledo’s TARTA receives FTA grant for solar panels

Bus| July 15, 2011
The $1 million in funding will help the agency build a solar panel array at its headquarters and replace the facility's lights with modern, energy-efficient equipment.

Ottawa warns transit users about Twitter impostors

Bus| July 15, 2011
The agency claims that two Twitter accounts publishing updates on bus cancellations based on data pulled directly from OC Transpo’s website are unreliable. The agency does not have a Twitter account.
Motorcoach| July 14, 2011

Greyhound to support federal bus safety mandates

Senate legislation for bus safety includes mandates for seat belts and stronger roofs to reduce rollover fatalities.
Bus| July 14, 2011

Chicago RTA uses video to educate potential riders

The two-and-a-half minute video, which includes details about RTA's multi-modal trip planner, is especially designed for sharing on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
Motorcoach| July 14, 2011

ABA praises breakup of tour bus drug ring in Denver

Smugglers used motorcoaches to ship more than 45,000 pounds of pot into the Denver area during an 11-month period, beginning in May 2010, said the Jefferson County Colorado District Attorney’s Office in Golden, Colo.
Motorcoach| July 14, 2011

Peter Pan Bus renews Boston U. contract

School joins a growing number of prestigious colleges and universities, such as Boston College, Northeastern University, Harvard University, Wellesley College and Bentley University, who have contracted with the company to carry their students, faculty and athletic teams.
Accessibility| July 14, 2011

APTA: Transit users save $9K yearly

Despite high gas prices and a slow economy Americans who ride public transportation save, on average, $9,968 annually and $831 per month, based on the July 14, 2011 average national gas price of $3.66 per gallon.
Motorcoach| July 14, 2011

S.F. MTA unveils plan to improve tour bus circulation

Calls for more efficient passenger loading and unloading, metered parking spaces where buses can wait for customers and a permit system to better manage and enforce tour bus parking and loading.
Rail| July 14, 2011

RIPTA debuts hybrid trolleys

Manufactured by Gillig Bus, in partnership with Cable Car Classics, each vehicle seats approximately 32 passengers and cost $696,959.50. FTA grants funded the base cost of the trolleys, and ARRA covered the incremental cost of the hybrid propulsion system.
Bus| July 14, 2011

INIT wins Calif. fare collection contract

Partners with Sacramento Area Council of Governments for the installation of a multi-agency electronic fare collection solution on approximately 500 of the agencies’ buses and at more than 80 locations on rail station platforms.

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