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Houston Metro meets pledge, installs 100th bus shelter

Bus| December 3, 2010
As of Friday, the agency met its pledge to install 100 new bus shelters this year. The funds used to pay for the shelters came from local monies and federal grants, including the ARRA and Formula Funding Enhancement Grants.

Ohio DOT invests $15M in alt-fuel buses

Bus| December 3, 2010
The 38 new vehicles will include electric-diesel hybrid buses, cleaner ultra-low sulfur diesel vehicles, and buses that run on biodiesel or compressed natural gas. ODOT recently identified additional federal transportation dollars made available through significant project savings and supplementary federal resources.
Bus| December 3, 2010

Oberstar chairs final House Transportation meeting

Oberstar told committee members his service has been a long, fulfilling and productive journey.
Accessibility| December 3, 2010

Feds propose new rear visibility regs

The proposal, issued by the NHTSA, would expand the required field of view for all passenger cars, pickup trucks, minivans, buses and low-speed vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 10,000 pounds, so that drivers can see directly behind the vehicle when the vehicle's transmission is in reverse.
Rail| December 3, 2010

FRA awards Delaware $450K to study new rail service

The initial study will be on the feasibility of a new passenger rail line. Based on the results of this study, environmental analysis, a Service Development Plan and preliminary design may follow.
Bus| December 2, 2010

Illinois lawmakers take aim at transit agencies

In reaction to the corruption scandal earlier this year involving the late Metra boss, Phil Pagano, two state legislators submitted measures that would replace all the board members of the Regional Transportation Authority, the Chicago Transit Authority, Metra and Pace.
Bus| December 2, 2010

Rochester-Genesee CEO to leave transit system

Mark Aesch, head of the RGRTA, opted not to extend his contract and will leave the transit authority at the end of 2011. He plans to pursue opportunities in the private sector.

Motorcoach| December 2, 2010

Krystal enters pre-arranged Chapter 11, will emerge with all-electric vehicles

All operations, including manufacturing, sales and warranty support, will continue to operate as usual during the reorganization, company officials said.
Bus| December 2, 2010

FTA suspends Miami-Dade funds access

The Administration raised concerns about how the transit agency is spending and accounting for funds drawn from a pool of approximately $182 million in grant money. Miami-Dade Transit Director Harpal Kapoor says the agency is addressing financial control issues and taking corrective action.
Rail| December 2, 2010

N.J. to challenge feds over $271M tunnel bill

Gov. Christie's administration is completing plans to hire a Washington law firm to try to stop the FTA from collecting money.

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