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RedCoach expands services to Tampa, Fla.

Motorcoach| October 27, 2010
It currently services eight markets including: Orlando, Miami, Atlanta, Tampa, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Pompano Beach, and West Palm Beach. Jacksonville and Daytona Beach will be added to the list of destinations by the end of the year to meet customer demand.

China inaugurates high-speed Shanghai-Hangzhou rail line

Rail| October 26, 2010
The CRH380 train, built in China with Chinese technology, has been clocked at almost 262 mph, a world speed record, though it will usually operate at a maximum speed of 220 mph.
Bus| October 26, 2010

NJ Transit launches bus schedule text system

Based on a system of bus stop ID numbers — unique five-digit numbers the agency has assigned to each of its bus stops — My Bus enables customers who have cell phones with SMS (text messaging) capabilities to receive bus schedule information for a specific stop directly to their phones.
Bus| October 26, 2010

Detroit agency buys hybrid rapid transit buses

SMART entered into a piggy-back agreement with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority which had an existing bus buy contract with New Flyer enabling SMART to receive the buses approximately nine months sooner.
Bus| October 26, 2010

NextBus wins Triad Transit System contract

Automatic Vehicle Locator units will be deployed on 164 buses across 72 routes. Per a five-year contract, the company will receive approximately $770,000 in revenue in the first year, which includes hardware, setup and service, and approximately $221,000, primarily as service revenue, for each of the remaining four years.
Bus| October 26, 2010

Albany, N.Y. system tests smartphone bar codes

The bar codes, also known as quick response bar codes, redirect users to online content. The bar codes in CDTA stations connect to a Website where users can register to win an iPad.
Rail| October 26, 2010

Chicago continues 5000-series railcar testing

Being tested to determine how they perform when operating in the conditions that CTA's rail fleet is subjected to throughout the year. The prototypes must successfully complete testing on all eight rail lines before CTA will authorize the delivery of the remaining 396 rail cars.
Accessibility| October 26, 2010

Dallas to debut level boarding at all rail stations

This transition follows two-and-a-half years of construction and station closures. Special use platforms or "high blocks," which have served persons with disabilities and mobility challenges since the rail system opened in 1996, also will be removed from service, as these passengers begin utilizing the low-floor center doors in each train's center section.
Bus| October 25, 2010

San Diego MTS taps Apollo for mobile surveillance

The contract also includes Vehicle Information Management software, which will supply MTS with vehicle status reports, event logs, on-demand video clip retrieval and automated downloads of event video.
Motorcoach| October 25, 2010

MCI delivers J4500s to Dallas, Houston

In other news, MCI announced that its "MCI in Motion 2010" campaign earned a Grand Award in the American Public Transportation Association's 31st Annual AdWheel Awards competition.

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