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FRA develops state legislation to improve crossings

Rail| January 7, 2011
The model legislation is intended to help states address obstructions limiting a driver's view of an oncoming train.

UMA, NTA announce co-located shows

Motorcoach| January 7, 2011
By collaborating with their annual events, UMA and NTA will bring together 2,000 buyers with thousands of supplier and destination partners.
Accessibility| January 7, 2011

SORTA opposes city's use of dedicated transit funding

The city's action violates the 38-year funding contract with SORTA. Multiple legal opinions from the city's attorneys since 1973 have protected the transit fund from the city's attempts to use the tax revenue for non-transit purposes.
Rail| January 6, 2011

METRO Blog: Quiet, the audience is listening!

I love going to the movies! Despite the high cost for tickets, and the ridiculous amount they charge you for concession stand items (I always bring a stash of Red Vines in my purse), I still love the whole experience of it — sitting in the dark watching the story unfold on the screen. From time to time, other things fill the theater like unwanted noise.
Accessibility| January 6, 2011

First Transit wins N.M., Texas contracts

Since 2004, First Transit has provided fixed route and university shuttle service for Austin residents and University of Texas students. First Transit operates 107 area transit buses, transporting more than eight million passengers annually.
Bus| January 6, 2011

Trillium receives D.C. Metro CNG service contract

Will provide operations and maintenance services at their Bladensburg and Four Mile Run Bus divisions. Together, these facilities fuel more than 460 CNG buses each night. Under this contract, WMATA also has the option to replace their existing compressors with new ones.
Rail| January 6, 2011

FTA greenlights L.A. Westside subway extension

Granted permission to L.A. Metro to proceed to the preliminary engineering phase. Board Chairman Don Knabe said in a statement that the underground light rail line will connect the Metro Gold, Blue and future Expo lines making it easier for passengers to reach their destinations without having to transfer to a bus or another train.
Bus| January 6, 2011

AssetWorks to provide fleet tools to Canadian ops

Ontario, Canada-based Regional Municipality of York will implement FleetFocus to manage its fleet operations for transit, roads, EMS and police.
Rail| January 6, 2011

Column: High-speed trains are a waste of money

Newsweek columnist Robert J. Samuelson says it only works in places (Europe, Asia) with greater population densities and says it would do little else but subsidize a small group of travelers.
Bus| January 6, 2011

APTA: Public transit riders can save $9,656 in 2011

As gas prices rise, and predictions indicate they will continue to increase throughout the year, APTA’s monthly “Transit Savings Report” notes that riding public transportation saves individuals, on average, $9,656 annually, and up to $805 per month based on the Jan. 5, 2011 average national gas price.

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