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Toronto Transit Commission loses strike rights

Accessibility| March 31, 2011
Ontario, Canada’s Liberal provincial government voted to make transit an essential, uninterruptible service and rushed the bill through the legislature to ensure it was in place before the current contract with the city and the ATU expired.

RTC Washoe County taps MV for fixed-route services

Bus| March 31, 2011
The company will transition the 70-bus operation from the in-house model run by the RTC to a turnkey model, providing maintenance, management and operations.
Rail| March 31, 2011

Metrolinx buys portion of Canadian National rail line

Line is composed of the two- and three-track rail corridor east of Union Station in downtown Toronto to a junction near Whites Road in Pickering, Ont., where the line connects with GO Transit's separate rail right-of-way.
Accessibility| March 31, 2011

Caltrans awards $78M to transit, air quality projects

Funding comes from a 2006 voter-approved transportation bond, which includes $3.6 billion to improve public transit in California.
Rail| March 31, 2011

Dallas’ DART honored for rail design-build projects

The Design-Build Institute of America presented the agency with its "2011 Transportation Owner of the Year Award" for advancing awareness, understanding and use of the design-build project delivery method in the transportation sector, in particular with its the Orange Line and Blue Line light rail projects.
Rail| March 31, 2011

FRA issues final impact statement on Vegas HSR

Clears the way for final permitting and construction groundbreaking, possibly as early as December, the on "DesertXpress" project.
Motorcoach| March 30, 2011

NTSB chief releases new details of recent coach crashes

(Bronx, N.Y.) Around 5:30 a.m., a motorcoach was returning to New York from a Connecticut casino, traveling at up to 78 miles per hour, when it departed the travel lanes to the right, crossed over a paved shoulder and struck a roadside barrier.
Motorcoach| March 30, 2011

FMCSA puts Penn. bus co. out of service

On March 14, 2011, Super Luxury Tours was involved in a fatal New Jersey Turnpike crash that killed two people. FMCSA’s investigation of the bus company’s involvement in the crash is ongoing.
Motorcoach| March 30, 2011

Martz equipping all new buses with seat belts

Acting ahead of NHTSA’s proposal requiring seat belts for each passenger in new coaches, the carrier is making shoulder and lap belts part of all its new bus purchases.
Rail| March 30, 2011

FTA oks final design phase for TriMet light rail

Approved the $1.49 billion Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Project to enter into Final Design. The project can now be developed from its current 30 percent design to 100 percent design. TriMet expects to sign the Full Funding Grant Agreement by mid-2012, moving the project into full construction.

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