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FMCSA driver screening program has successful first year

Motorcoach| May 23, 2011
During its first year, 353,929 users visited its website, commercial carriers and truck drivers conducted 380,000 pre-employment driver safety record searches, and the program's customer service responded to over 19,000 calls.

WTS names FRA official ‘Woman of the Year’

Rail| May 23, 2011
Deputy Federal Railroad Administrator Karen Rae was selected by the Women’s Transportation Seminar for her 35 years of knowledge and expertise, and her decades of leadership building transit and passenger rail systems across the country.
Motorcoach| May 23, 2011

MCI debuts new fleet monitoring technology

Will unveil the ACTIA Smart Power Multiplex System on its 2011 MCI Commuter Coach at the American Public Transportation Association’s 2011 Bus & Paratransit Conference May 22 to 25 in Memphis, Tenn. The system is now standard on all new MCI D-Series models equipped with 2010 engine technology.
Rail| May 23, 2011

W. Va. University modernizing PRT system

Ten cars have already been outfitted with digital onboard computers, and a signed contract will deliver 61 systems for the remainder of the fleet in approximately the next year.
University| May 23, 2011

UT Profile: U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee increases student transit options

In addition to offering a shuttle service to on-campus residents and Zipcar to both those on- and off-campus, the university recently partnered with Zimride, a rideshare service that uses a social networking format to connect students to carpooling opportunities. Recent new additions, NextBus and an app, make the shuttle program more efficient.
Rail| May 23, 2011

Alstom to supply German bogies

The first tramways, which will feature energy savings of 15 percent, due to efficient recovery of energy and lighter weight of the vehicles, are slated to enter service in 2013.
Bus| May 23, 2011

St. Louis Metro approves FY 2012 budget

Higher gas prices will be one significant impact on the cost of operations. The agency purchases approximately six million gallons of fuel annually, and the overall increase in fuel cost is expected to be $6 million for the year.
Bus| May 23, 2011

APTA announces Bus Safety, Security awards

Awarded in four categories determined by annual ridership for public systems and one category for contracted systems, the awards recognize public transportation organizations for their positive and proactive safety and security programs that are dedicated to improving safety and security for the employees, passengers and the public.
Accessibility| May 23, 2011

AC Transit cancels 'Fiscal Emergency' hearing

The public hearing was planned in anticipation of a substantial shortfall in the agency's working capital for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.
Bus| May 23, 2011

Georgia university students to pay fee for shuttle system

The $20 parking fee for Kennesaw State University was expected to be approved at a recent Board of Regents meeting; however, final approval was made back in November by the university's Student Fee Committee.

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