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Business group forms to support Fla. high-speed rail

Rail| November 16, 2010
Companies in the partnership include: VINCI, OHL, Virgin and Alstom; and non-equity partners: Archer Western, AECOM and PBS&J. Each boasts strong ties to Florida and a long history of doing business in the state.

Study: Decrease of commuter benefit bad for transit

Bus| November 16, 2010
The imminent drop in the benefit cap will result in an increase in the cost of commuting of up to 22 percent (assuming a tax rate at the national average of 31.6 percent), according to the report, commissioned by the nonprofit group TransitCenter.
Motorcoach| November 16, 2010

Chicago's Executive Coach adds first Van Hool

This upgrade to the Chicago-based fleet will give potential passengers more booking options when planning their sports travel, field trips or any other event that will require charter bus transportation in the city.
Bus| November 16, 2010

MARTA to launch Georgia’s first BRT service

The new service includes two routes, which utilize advanced transportation technology to provide customers with a more convenient and efficient ride along the congested Memorial Drive corridor. A partnership between the FTA, GDOT, DeKalb County, the Atlanta Regional Commission and MARTA made the project possible.
Bus| November 16, 2010

U.S. DOT launches online 'Distracted Driving' videos

The series features people from across the country who have been injured or lost loved ones in distracted driving crashes. In 2009, nearly 5,500 people died and 500,000 were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver.
Bus| November 16, 2010

Maryland Transit rolls out New Flyer hybrids

With the introduction of 41 additional buses, MTA's hybrid inventory totals 161 out of a total fleet of 748. The fleet will have approximately 500 hybrid buses by 2016.
Motorcoach| November 16, 2010

Megabus expands service in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. residents can now use the intercity bus service to travel to 10 additional cities, including Boston, Pittsburgh and Toronto. To celebrate the expansion, megabus.com is offering 10,000 free seats for travel to and from the Washington, D.C. expansion cities from Dec. 15 through Jan. 15.
University| November 15, 2010

S. Methodist U. students pass pro-transit bill

Of three bills passed with the intention of improving campus transportation, one bill asks for an extension of shuttle service to include weekend hours. Some senators argued that the extension, at an estimated $60,000 per month, will be too expensive.
Rail| November 15, 2010

Report: Light rail best for Toronto

According to the report, "Clearing the Air on the TTC," subways rate slightly better than light rail in terms of fewer greenhouse gas emissions, however, light rail vehicles, travelling on dedicated lanes, would outstrip that benefit by taking many more cars off the road because the city could afford to build more light rail.
Motorcoach| November 15, 2010

MCI unveils new engine offerings

The company also has re-engineered its cooling packages for all 2011 model year coaches to accommodate the 2010 engines.

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