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TriMet kicks off light rail bridge construction

Bus| July 5, 2011
Will be the first cable-stayed bridge for the region, extending 1,720 feet over the Willamette River. It is the first of its kind, carrying light rail, buses, bikes, pedestrians and a future Portland Streetcar extension, but no private vehicles.

Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail line debuts

Rail| July 5, 2011
Designed to reach top speeds of 220 mph, the rail service, which features fully reclining airline style business class seating, cuts travel time on the 820-mile route to under five hours.
Rail| July 5, 2011

S.F. Muni awards subway tunneling contract

The contract — the largest construction package for the project — was awarded to Barnard Impregilo Healy, in the amount of $233,584,015.00. The extended light rail line is expected to carry 65,000 passengers daily by the year 2030. The project will be in revenue service by 2018.
Motorcoach| July 5, 2011

Pa. bus co. involved in crash ordered to cease operations

Investigators found hours-of-service and multiple drug and alcohol testing violations for the company, Mr. Ho Charter Service, which operated a motorcoach that crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on June 27. The co-driver was killed and 24 passengers and the driver were injured.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Mass. receives $72.8M to cut Amtrak travel time

Will go to a project that will restore a rail line, improving 50 miles of track and infrastructure on a direct route from Springfield to East Northfield, Mass. Time on Amtrak’s Vermonter line will be cut by nearly 30 minutes.
Motorcoach| July 5, 2011

MCI delivers to Nashville

Gaylord Opryland’s eight new 2011 MCI J4500s have Detroit Series 60 engines and Allison B500 transmissions; seating with three-point safety belts; Braun wheelchair lifts; and an ASA color back-up camera.
Rail| July 5, 2011

Florida begins work on commuter rail project

SunRail will run along a 61-mile stretch of existing rail freight tracks in Central Florida. The major funding partners for the project are the Florida Department of Transportation, the FTA, Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Osceola counties and the city of Orlando. The first phase, at 31-miles, will serve 12 stations.
Motorcoach| July 5, 2011

Charters spared from buying apportioned license plates

Letters were sent urging members to vote against the proposal citing the negative impact to travel and tourism and the higher costs that would have to be endured by motorcoach operators to obtain apportioned license plates.
Rail| June 30, 2011

Wabtec acquires aftermarket parts biz from GE

Product lines include AC and DC traction motors and related components; and electronic control systems, including contactors and relays. These capabilities will become part of Wabtec Global Services, which operates a network of eight service centers in North America.
Motorcoach| June 30, 2011

Report: Feds undercount motorcoach crash deaths

Discovered at least 14 accidents and 32 motorcoach occupant deaths not included in NHTSA's official tally of motorcoach crashes from 2003 to 2009.

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