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Web Extra: U. of South Fla. enhances shuttle service

University| March 14, 2011
With bus tracking and passenger counting capabilities, as well as a new route on the way, the Bull Runner circulator now offers Tampa students and faculty even more mobility campus-wide.

U. of South Carolina looking to use fuel-cell bus

Bus| March 14, 2011
Forging a partnership with Ford, the Columbia City Council, and the federal Department of Energy to transport disabled students around campus for one year.
University| March 14, 2011

CSU Northridge to build transit center

To help accommodate the increasing number of students using public transportation and cut traffic congestion, the University plans to build a transit center by the summer.
Rail| March 11, 2011

U.S. DOT announces $2.4B in high-speed rail funds

A merit-driven process will be used to award the newly available high-speed rail dollars to projects that can deliver public and economic benefits quickly. A project's ability to reduce energy consumption, improve the efficiency of a region's overall transportation network and generate sustained economic activity along the corridor are among the selection criteria.
Rail| March 11, 2011

OLI: Rail crossing collisions rose in 2010

The nonprofit cites FRA statistics, which indicate 2,004 vehicle-train collisions in the U.S. in 2010, up 4.2 percent from the 1,924 incidents in 2009. The collisions resulted in 260 deaths and 810 injuries, with crossing deaths up 5.3 percent and crossing injuries up 9.8 percent.
Motorcoach| March 11, 2011

N.Y. coach co. Facebook promotion yields 200 entrants

Monsey Tours gave away a free iPod, using the popular social networking website. The contest ran from Jan. 15 to Feb. 28.
Motorcoach| March 11, 2011

MCI delivers to Kansas, California

Wichita, Kan.’s Prestige Bus Lines added four new MCI D4505 coaches to its scheduled service start-up, Beeline Express. Gold Coast Tours, based in Brea, Calif., received one 2011 MCI J4500, featuring the latest engine technology.
Rail| March 10, 2011

Fla. DOT: High-speed rail would have made more money

The trains, which were rejected by Gov. Rick Scott, would carry more passengers and operate at a greater financial surplus than projected in a 2009 federal application. Report indicates a $10.24 million surplus from high-speed rail operations in 2016, with ticket revenue of $60.8 million, $12.3 million more than previously predicted.
Bus| March 10, 2011

Vancouver union, transit push for more female bus driver protection

Coast Mountain Bus Co., TransLink and the Metro Vancouver bus drivers' union are working together to stop assaults on female bus drivers, by calling for tougher sentences and stronger legislation, and installing cameras, GPS systems and assault alarms on buses.
Bus| March 10, 2011

Sun Tran TV commercial wins award

The agency’s television commercial, promoting the use of express service for commuters, titled, “Marion and Kate,” recently won a Gold ADDY award from the Tucson Advertising Federation at the 30th Annual ADDY Awards Ceremony.

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