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DriveCam, MV extend full-fleet contract

Bus| May 27, 2011
This renewal is a result of the ROI achieved, along with the program support DriveCam provides to help run a successful program for collision prevention and risk mitigation.

BC Transit hydrogen fleet pilot program making strides

Bus| May 26, 2011
The 20-vehicle fleet, which is part of a five-year $89 million pilot program, recently passed the one-million-kilometer mark and is showing significant improvements in reliability.
Bus| May 26, 2011

New report assesses health cost of traffic congestion

While the study was not designed to address traffic congestion-reducing strategies, researchers said solutions would likely vary from community to community. Potential strategies range from better traffic management through congestion pricing, traffic light synchronization and more efficient response to traffic incidents to adding new highway and public transit capacity.
Rail| May 26, 2011

SEPTA engineers oppose vest requirement

Opposing the agency’s security requirement, due to concerns that they will be targets for terrorists. The engineers said they would prefer to wear an identification card on a lanyard around their necks.
Bus| May 26, 2011

Bipartisan group supports boost in funds for public transportation

The increase was included in an agreement reached between Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who chairs the committee; Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the committee's top Republican; and other senators on nearly $55 billion a year overall for the next big transportation bill.
Motorcoach| May 26, 2011

MCI to supply Los Angeles with 84 Commuter Coaches

The CNG-powered 40-foot coaches will be the first MCI models in the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation’s fleet. Each coach will be wheelchair-lift equipped and feature MCI’s Cummins ISL G 8.9 liter, 320hp engine, which meets 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California’s California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards.
Rail| May 26, 2011

Amtrak launches online 'Ask Our Expert' program

Al Engel, Amtrak VP of high-speed rail, answered questions about high-speed rail submitted on Facebook and Twitter. His videotaped responses can be viewed on the Amtrak YouTube channel.
Accessibility| May 25, 2011

N.Y. MTA launches revamped website

The redesigned site features an enhanced Trip Planner, an App Center that offers a gallery of apps for iPhone and Android, and a Ways to Save section includes direct links to pages promoting travel savings.
Motorcoach| May 25, 2011

Driver in Utah tour bus crash pleads guilty

Yasushi Mikuni, the driver of a tour bus that crashed in Utah and killed three Japanese tourists last year, pleaded guilty to reduced charges. Mikuni, who escaped the accident with minor injuries, was driving for Canyon Transportation Inc.
Rail| May 25, 2011

Alstom's Chinese joint venture wins signaling contract

Will deliver the Urbalis CBTC (Communications Based Train Control) technology, which is an advanced train control system that integrates network communications with data transmission by radio.

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