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Alstom, Transmashholding to create electric train

Rail| June 6, 2011
The train is designed according to the principles of basic platform and modular construction, which will allow rapid modification of rolling stock of different types and composition and adaptation of any future power supply.

U.S. DOT encourages production of steel streetcar rails

Rail| June 6, 2011
Industry experts estimate that 18,000 metric tons of steel girder rail will be needed over the next three years to meet the demand of streetcar projects being planned and built in the U.S. That amount is expected to expand to upwards of 33,000 metric tons over the coming decade.
Bus| June 3, 2011

DRI's Swedish subsidiary wins contract

The order is valued at approximately $550 thousand.
Rail| June 3, 2011

Calif.-based Metrolink's camera program to move forward

This state court challenge is separate from BLET's federal challenge which Metrolink won in the federal court on similar motions and which the BLET appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Bus| June 3, 2011

Maine latest state to ban texting while driving

With the addition, 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam have now banned text messaging by all drivers. Eight states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have prohibited all hand-held cell phone use while driving.
Bus| June 2, 2011

S.F. Muni, operators reach tentative agreement

The deal must still be ratified by members of Transport Workers Union Local 250-A.
Motorcoach| June 2, 2011

N.C. coach co. got U.S. DOT appeal before crash

Feds reversed a decision to shut down Charlotte, N.C.-based Sky Express discount bus service this spring and instead granted the carrier a 10-day reprieve. Three days later, one of the company’s buses overturned, killing four people and injuring dozens.
Rail| June 2, 2011

Maryland MTA denies photography restrictions

Administrator Ralign T. Wells said that MTA officers were not properly representing agency policy earlier this year when they ordered two amateur photographers to stop taking pictures and video of light rail trains. He plans to apologize to the photographers. Meanwhile, the agency faces a possible ACLU lawsuit.
Bus| June 2, 2011

SORTA added to Google Transit

The agency re-numbered and re-named five routes to work better with the Google Transit trip planner, effective with the May 29 summer service change.
Rail| June 1, 2011

Alstom to supply, maintain Polish high-speed trains

The trainsets of seven cars each will be based on Alstom's standard New Pendolino platform. In line with the customer's specifications, they will not integrate the tilting system.

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