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Denver RTD awarded federal workforce development grant

Bus| June 14, 2011
The $486,465 FTA grant will foster a partnership between RTD, Community College of Denver, Urban League of Metropolitan Denver and Denver Transit Partners to create and retain living wage careers in the transit and construction industries, as well as provide local residents with skills development training, jobs and career pathways to work in these industries.

Hampton Roads Transit unveils ‘green’ bus facility

Bus| June 14, 2011
Environmentally-friendly features include motion-sensor controlled lighting and a 50,000-gallon rainwater harvesting tank for bus wash operations. Agency used $14 million of a $24.5 million Recovery Act grant in building the $57 million facility.
Rail| June 14, 2011

Protesters object to ex-BART officer's early release

On Friday, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry ruled Mehserle, who was sentenced last November, should be released because of credits for time served and good behavior.
Bus| June 14, 2011

SEPTA completes $3.4M bus loop overhaul

The Cheltenham & Ogontz Bus Loop, located at the heart of new retail development and near long-time local businesses in Cheltenham Township and the city of Philadelphia, was renovated to improve safety and traffic flow.
Bus| June 14, 2011

Kentucky's Lextran unveils new hybrid, diesel Gillig buses

The new buses feature a redesigned logo as well as a new blue and green color scheme. Along with a new website revealed last week, this is the first of many steps toward rebranding the entire Lextran system.
Rail| June 14, 2011

Bombardier to supply signaling to London Underground

The contract is valued at approximately $577 million. Bombardier will equip 192 miles of track line (25 miles in tunnels), 113 stations, 191 trainsets, 49 engineering trains and six heritage trains by 2018, using its communication-based train control technology, CITYFLO 650.
Bus| June 14, 2011

Nova wins 328 NYC Transit artic order

Following the successful introduction of a 90-vehicle test fleet in 2009-2010, this contract will enable Nova Bus to continue its growth in North America.
Bus| June 13, 2011

APTA: Public transit user saves $10,074 on average

Monthly Transit Savings Report examines how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.
Bus| June 13, 2011

Venture firm invests $30M in Proterra

Proterra's 35-foot EcoRide BE35 bus, in daily service at Calif.-based Foothill Transit since last September, will be rolling out to VIA Transit in San Antonio and Tallahassee StarMetro in Florida later this year.
Bus| June 13, 2011

First Transit-managed Estuary Transit wins award

This award is given each year to the transportation agency that provides service in an urban area with a population of less than 50,000.

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