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Va.’s The Tide light rail system opens, hits 30K boardings

Rail| August 22, 2011
The Tide opened to the public on Friday to long lines of excited patrons who arrived at stations one-half hour before the 6 a.m. start of service. Long lines at many stations persisted throughout the day as customers waited for a chance to ride Virginia’s first light rail line.

U. of Wyoming receives 6 new buses, adds route

University| August 22, 2011
Vehicles funded by federal stimulus money. The route will allow students to take campus buses to and from the nearby Wal Mart.
Bus| August 22, 2011

L.A. approves installation of 6,000 bus benches

Public works officials have accused Norman Bench of failing to disclose how much money it had collected from its ads. The city had the option of sharing in that revenue but failed to ask Norman Bench for its financial information until February 2010, which appalled several council members
Rail| August 22, 2011

Kansas City may have streetcar system by 2015

For about 20 years, Kansas City has spent millions of dollars trying to develop light-rail plans that covered many miles and reached into different areas of the city. This time, the city is focusing on a 2-mile route centered in downtown.
Motorcoach| August 22, 2011

MV purchases school bus operator

The company will begin operation of more than 500 bus routes with approximately 600 vehicles beginning with the start of school in New York City, Sept. 8, 2011.
Bus| August 22, 2011

BAE-powered buses reach major milestone

As an early UK adopter of this proven technology, London United placed an order for an additional 20 vehicles in 2010 following their participation in the hybrid bus trial run by Transport for London.
University| August 22, 2011

Web Extra: Will students be paying more for transit this fall?

While some university and college transit operators have been able to continue offering fare-free transit service to students, other systems, faced with operation cost increases, have had to raise transit pass prices.
University| August 22, 2011

Washington State U. contracts with Zipcar

Participating members with smartphones, including iPhones and Android devices, may download the Zipcar mobile applications to make reservations, lock and unlock the vehicles as well as honk the horn to help locate the vehicle.
Sustainability| August 22, 2011

Portland State U. spotlights electric transportation

Electric Avenue, a two-year research and development project, features seven EV charging stations from six manufacturers, including a quick-charge station, where students and visitors can plug in and charge up electric cars, trucks, bicycles and motorcycles.
University| August 22, 2011

College students ride Calif.’s Omnitrans buses for free

Can use their student ID card to ride at any time on any route, not just for trips to and from campus, as part of a pilot program. Omnitrans will seek student support to continue the program by making it sustainable through student fees.

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