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Report: U.S. transportation system failing

Accessibility| October 5, 2010
Experts estimate that an additional $134B to $262B must be spent per year through 2035 to rebuild and improve roads, rail systems and air transportation.

APTA announces Executive Committee

Bus| October 5, 2010
Will be led by Chair Michael J. Scanlon, GM/CEO of San Mateo County Transit District and Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board in San Carlos, Calif. Scanlon succeeds Mattie (M.P.) Carter, commissioner of the Memphis Area Transit Authority in Tennessee.
Bus| October 5, 2010

NTSB to hold 3-day Emergency Responders course

Topics will include the incident command system, events involving terrorism and/or hazardous materials, interaction with the news media, communicating with the local community and families of the victims, assistance to family members, forensic aspects of recovery and identification, and long-term issues facing the affected community following a major disaster.
Motorcoach| October 5, 2010

Driver involved in coach accident died of heart attack

Passengers reported that the driver, Joseph A. Clabaugh, was sweating profusely prior to the accident. All 11 passengers — five adults and six children — survived.
Bus| October 4, 2010

$776M in State of Good Repair funds awarded

Money will go to 152 projects, which include replacing aging buses with fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, constructing new bus shelters and maintenance facilities and installing updated fare boxes and fleet tracking systems.
Rail| October 4, 2010

L.A.'s Metrolink moves forward with PTC installation

A $120 million contract was awarded to Parsons Transportation Group to manage and integrate positive train control technology on Metrolink's 512-mile system. Metrolink was the nation's first rail operator to get approval from the FRA on its PTC implementation plan.
Rail| October 4, 2010

Bombardier awarded Italian contract for high-speed trains

Bombardier's share of the contract with Trenitalia for delivery of 50 V300ZEFIRO trainsets is valued at $889 million.
Motorcoach| October 4, 2010

UMA holding first business management seminar

Topics include: Building a Business Plan, Your Accountant & You, Basic Business Law, Basic Marketing, Business Ethics, Pricing, and Cash Flow Analysis. All attendees will earn a certificate from the Bus & Motorcoach Academy.
Bus| October 4, 2010

B.C. Transit to roll out BRT system

Will display a 60-foot “articulated rubber tire vehicle,” brought in from Las Vegas for public events Agency has selected an “at grade” rapid transit system.
Bus| October 4, 2010

UTA to launch 2 new rail lines

The additional lines will substantially increase public transit service to the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. Beginning in October, UTA will begin an extensive public education and outreach effort to engage the public in the process of integrating the new rail service into the existing bus system.

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