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Calif. transit chief offers to take pay cut

Accessibility| February 10, 2011
Mike Scanlon, CEO, San Mateo County Transit District, volunteered to sacrifice part of his $400,000 compensation package, since the three transit agencies he runs are undergoing serious budget problems. However, board members defended the salary, which they had approved.

NTSB on Twitter, YouTube

Accessibility| February 10, 2011
Will use the Twitter account to communicate with those interested in its investigative work and advocacy programs to enhance transportation safety. The YouTube channel will be a one-stop resource where the NTSB's advocacy video messages, transportation accident animations and other video products can be accessed.
Rail| February 9, 2011

Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority inviting private investment

Issues a "request for expressions of interest" as a first step in the procurement process that will award contracts for the first $5.5 billion in construction and ultimately for the design and construction of the entire system, its trainsets, and its operations and maintenance.
Rail| February 9, 2011

Canada: Rail important to economic future

Also highlighted was the collaborative work being done by industry, government and academic researchers through Transport Canada's Railway Research Advisory Board. The board is actively examining new approaches and seeking solutions to address transportation challenges such as infrastructure renewal, congestion, rising energy costs, environmental concerns and mobility.
Bus| February 9, 2011

Chicago Transit amends capital improvement program

The ordinance increases the capital budget from $599.5 million to $649.7 million.
Rail| February 9, 2011

'Build Week' comes to Cleveland rail station

FTA Administrator Rogoff toured the construction site for the new Puritas Rapid Transit station, a high-capacity rail station that will replace the original one built in 1966. Puritas is one of the busiest stations along Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority's Rapid Red Line.
Bus| February 9, 2011

Report: Portland best for public transportation

The Top 10 list released by U.S. News following President Obama's high-speed rail announcement weighed combination of investment, ridership and safety.
Accessibility| February 9, 2011

Ohio DOT cuts transit funding

Gov. Kasich administration officials are rescinding former Gov. Ted Strickland’s three-year, $150 million funding pledge to Ohio's public transit agencies. Instead, the state will split $80 million in federal transportation funding among 59 local transit authorities through 2013.
Bus| February 9, 2011

Clever Devices to equip N.J. buses with real-time info

The agency authorized a $22 million contract with the supplier for hardware, software and services for the installation of smart bus equipment on approximately 1,040 transit, cruiser and articulated buses.
Rail| February 8, 2011

Amtrak unveils new Trans-Hudson Gateway tunnel plan

The new tunnels would significantly increase commuter train capacity by allowing NJ Transit to add an additional 13 trains per peak hour into New York City and it would increase the number of Amtrak trains into New York City by eight per hour.

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