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Dallas' Green Line light rail enters service on time, under budget

Rail| December 6, 2010
The 28-mile, 20-station, $1.8 billion project was completed on schedule and under budget on December 6, when it opened 24 miles and 15 stations creating new light rail connections for customers from southeast Dallas to the cities of Farmers Branch and Carrollton in the northwest.

Former BART officer to remain in jail

Bus| December 6, 2010
Johannes Mehserle was convicted for involuntary manslaughter, instead of murder, in the racially-charged case, which triggered a wave of looting and destruction in Oakland in July. His two-year sentence touched off more angry protests in November.
Bus| December 6, 2010

FMCSA appoints 3 experts to Medical Review Board

Appointed to a two-year term, members must possess expertise in a medical specialty, knowledge of transportation medical issues, experience on panels that develop medical standards and professional service and experience developing teaching programs.
Bus| December 6, 2010

Old San Francisco bus terminal meets wrecking ball

The wrecking ball is planned to remain in use for the next few months as the remainder of the old Terminal structure is removed. A temporary terminal located a few blocks away on Beale and Howard Streets will continue to serve bus operations until the new Transbay Transit Center opens its doors in 2017.
Rail| December 3, 2010

Report: Honolulu rail plan raises concerns

A Hawaii DOT report claims that general excise tax receipts dedicated to the rail system are likely to be nearly one third lower than anticipated in the project's current financial plan.
Bus| December 3, 2010

Houston Metro meets pledge, installs 100th bus shelter

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.
Bus| December 3, 2010

Ohio DOT invests $15M in alt-fuel buses

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.

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