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N.Y. MTA votes to end Long Island bus contract

Bus| April 29, 2011
The decision follows a recent public hearing where riders voiced opposition to the privatization plan.

Houston Metro selects MV for paratransit services

Accessibility| April 29, 2011
Under the terms of the new four year agreement, will provide management, maintenance and operations for METROLift, which serves Houston and the surrounding areas.
Bus| April 29, 2011

MARTA releases FY12 budget proposal

The proposal, which will be presented at a series of public hearings in May, is focused on maintaining MARTA's long-term financial sustainability, preserving transit service and state-of-good-repair, enhancing some bus routes and implementing new security initiatives.
Rail| April 29, 2011

Sound Transit purchases ROW for light rail extension

The purchase of the key property from the Port of Seattle supports Sound Transit's work to start construction of East Link in 2015. Included in the purchase package offered by the Port is an easement that provides access to 37 miles of the rail corridor between Woodinville and Renton for other potential high-capacity transit investments in the future.
Rail| April 29, 2011

Kinkisharyo demos ameriTRAM in Dallas

Vehicle is a 100 percent low-floor streetcar powered by e-Brid, a propulsion technology that enables operation powered by overhead catenary or on-board lithium-ion batteries.
Bus| April 29, 2011

PSTA names new CEO/Exec. Director

Board agreed on a contract with the current GM of Iowa's Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority, Bradford Miller. Miller will officially take the reins July 5, 2011.
Rail| April 28, 2011

ABB wins contract for world's largest tunnel project

The company will provide a ventilation system for the Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland, which will carry trains beneath the Alps via a 35-mile route. In total, the project's network of tunnels, shafts and passages equals 94 miles.

Rail| April 28, 2011

FRA awards Caltrans $100M for Amtrak upgrades

The funds enable Caltrans to add new bi-level equipment, including 27 new railcars to accommodate a significant increase in ridership on the San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner rail corridors.
Bus| April 28, 2011

SEPTA intermodal center receives $3.98M grant

The agency will use the funds to renovate the historic Wayne Junction Intermodal Facility. Will include upgrades to power, signaling and tracks, ADA accommodations, and new elevators.
Rail| April 28, 2011

Study: Midwest HSR could bring $300B in new business

Data projects that a high-speed rail system serving areas within 350 to 450 miles of Chicago could bring in $2.2 billion annually in user-generated revenues, and 104,000 new jobs.

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