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Pa. motorcoach driver publishes book

Motorcoach| August 12, 2011
Jim Maust, who drove for Perkiomen Motorcoach for 11 years, wrote about his on-the-job adventures in “From the Driver’s Seat,” released about a month ago.

L.A. transit advertiser to remove 6,000 bus benches

Bus| August 12, 2011
The city did not renew its contract with Norman Bench Advertising, which recently came under fire from officials for not disclosing how many benches it has and how much money it gets from displaying ads on them.
Bus| August 12, 2011

Ridership up for Central Ohio Transit

Provided more than 17 million rides in 2010 and is on pace to provide over 18 million rides in 2011. On an average weekday last week, COTA provided over 62,000 rides, which was 15.8 percent higher than in 2010. It was also the 15th consecutive week of increased ridership this year.
Rail| August 12, 2011

Amtrak adds free iPhone app

Customers can purchase one-way and round trip tickets that can be printed at a Quik-Trak machine, picked up from an agent or mailed. Passengers will be able to access the latest train arrival and departure information for their itinerary.
Rail| August 12, 2011

FRA issues new reg limiting consecutive hours of service

The new rule, based on “fatigue science,” will use fatigue modeling tools and data on human alertness factors and guide the scheduling of train crews to reduce the likelihood of a hazardous work schedule. It includes maximum on-duty periods and minimum off-duty periods for passenger train employees.
Bus| August 11, 2011

Cummins supports new emissions, efficiency standards

Company collaborated with other engine and vehicle manufacturers, technology suppliers, fleets and environmental organizations to provide input.
Bus| August 11, 2011

Lateness is No. 1 complaint for Maryland transit riders

The issue topped all other rider concerns including rude drivers, missed stops and dirty vehicles. Recommendations issued to the Maryland Transit Administration include improving communications with riders who lodge complaints.
Bus| August 11, 2011

APTA: Public transit users save $9,956 annually

Report numbers show a substantial increase over this time last year, as gas prices have risen nearly $.86 a gallon.
Bus| August 11, 2011

FAAC conference for driving simulator users coming to Calif.

Event taking place aboard the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach. Will feature the first-ever certification course for driving simulator instructors.
Bus| August 11, 2011

Chicago Transit taps IMG for sponsorship, naming rights

It is estimated that it will take IMG six months to one year to identify, evaluate and solicit sponsorship proposals for CTA's assets.

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