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After China rail crash, ticket purchases drop

Rail| August 4, 2011
Additionally, power shortages caused by lightning and corruption scandals are to blame.

Third N.Y. tour bus crash reported in less than 3 weeks

Motorcoach| August 4, 2011
In the most recent accident in Upstate New York, more than a dozen people were injured. Within the last two weeks, one person was killed and 30 were injured in a crash involving a bus and a tractor-trailer, and another collision led to the death of two people and injured dozens more.
Rail| August 3, 2011

FRA awards $336M for next-generation trains

Enables California, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan and Missouri to purchase next-generation, American-made trains. Trains will be designed to travel more than 110 mph along intercity passenger corridors.
Bus| August 3, 2011

N.Y. MTA opens entrance at $1.4B transit center

Completion of the station entrance at 135 William Street is part of a larger contract which reconfigures the Fulton Street A/C mezzanine, which is scheduled to open in 2013. When fully complete, the Fulton Street Transit Center will connect five subway stations and eleven subway lines, improving access for over 300,000 daily customers that pass through this major transit hub in Lower Manhattan.
Accessibility| August 3, 2011

Daimler boosts Sprinter commuter-style passenger capacity

Engineers reconfigured the layout using Vogelsitze passenger seats that are thinner in design.
Bus| August 3, 2011

More people using Michigan's TheRide

Overall ridership on its fixed-route services was up 3.1 percent in April, 8.7 percent in May and 8.3 percent in June from the corresponding months a year earlier. Night Ride service also experienced a 25 percent increase, or 1,022 boardings, from the previous year.
Bus| August 2, 2011

King County Metro refuses to run public health ad

Agency’s new policy, created after a controversy involving an ad which sparked a face-off between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian groups, prohibits ads that express a viewpoint on economic, political, religious or social issues.
Bus| August 2, 2011

Death of driver in idling bus being investigated

After a NJ Transit bus was found idling at Manhattan's Port Authority Bus Terminal on Thursday for nearly five hours with its driver dead inside, the two agencies plan to examine their coordination procedures.
Bus| August 2, 2011

N.Y. MTA to borrow $6.9B, hike fares

Despite debt concerns, the agency is trying to ensure it can finish two tunnel projects. Plans to increase fares by 7.5 percent in 2013 and again in 2015 are also in the latest budget proposal. A final version will be approved in December.
Motorcoach| August 2, 2011

Study: Curbside operators grabbing Amtrak market share

Researchers found that Megabus and other curbside operators are attracting more riders, primarily younger ones, drawn to the convenience of amenities such as onboard Wi-Fi. Acela ridership remains unaffected.

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