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Poll: Fuel prices may drive U.S. to efficient cars, then mass transit

Bus| May 24, 2011
Americans making less than $30,000 a year (32%) are more likely than those making $75,000 or more (11%) to say they will use mass transit if gas prices rise to the $5-per-gallon range.

MBTA pass scam totaled $4 million

Bus| May 24, 2011
Two Massachusetts residents accused of printing upwards of 20,000 fraudulent transit passes worth an estimated $4 million and selling them directly to MBTA passengers, and pocketing the proceeds, pleaded not guilty to larceny and conspiracy charges.
Rail| May 23, 2011

SEPTA debuts $1.1M eco-friendly transit station

The ARRA-funded Fox Chase train station building includes energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems, and is eligible for a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver-designation.
Rail| May 23, 2011

Denver RTD unveils new commuter rail mock-up

This passenger train, much different than RTD’s current light rail vehicle, will be used on the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport (DIA), the Gold Line to Arvada-Wheat Ridge and a segment of the Northwest Rail Line to Westminster. These new 36 miles of FasTracks lines are under contract and early construction activity is underway.
Motorcoach| May 23, 2011

FMCSA driver screening program has successful first year

During its first year, 353,929 users visited its website, commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches, and the program's customer service responded to over 19,000 calls.
Rail| May 23, 2011

WTS names FRA official ‘Woman of the Year’

Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator Karen Rae was selected by the Women’s Transportation Seminar for her 35 years of knowledge and expertise, and her decades of leadership building transit and passenger rail systems across the country.
Motorcoach| May 23, 2011

MCI debuts new fleet monitoring technology

Will unveil the ACTIA Smart Power Multiplex System on its 2011 MCI Commuter Coach at the American Public Transportation Association’s 2011 Bus & Paratransit Conference May 22 to 25 in Memphis, Tenn. The system is now standard on all new MCI D-Series models equipped with 2010 engine technology.
Rail| May 23, 2011

W. Va. University modernizing PRT system

Ten cars have already been outfitted with digital onboard computers, and a signed contract will deliver 61 systems for the remainder of the fleet in approximately the next year.
University| May 23, 2011

UT Profile: U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee increases student transit options

In addition to offering a shuttle service to on-campus residents and Zipcar to both those on- and off-campus, the university recently partnered with Zimride, a rideshare service that uses a social networking format to connect students to carpooling opportunities. Recent new additions, NextBus and an app, make the shuttle program more efficient.
Rail| May 23, 2011

Alstom to supply German bogies

The first tramways, which will feature energy savings of 15 percent, due to efficient recovery of energy and lighter weight of the vehicles, are slated to enter service in 2013.

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