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Ga. transit to be privatized

Bus| May 19, 2011
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Mobility Transit to take over Augusta Public Transit, which has been struggling with budget problems.

L.A. double-decker tour bus launches app

Bus| May 19, 2011
The worldwide app, for iPhone or Android phones, allows users to buy tickets, get info on tours and stops, as well as email photos taken during the tour.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Siemens awarded Atlanta streetcar contract

The first car is expected to be delivered in September 2012 with revenue service beginning in early 2013. These will be the first streetcars in Atlanta since 1949 and will mark Siemens entry into the streetcar market in the U.S.
Bus| May 19, 2011

Tax backed for $1.4B N.C. transit plan

A transit planning committee endorsed a bus and rail plan to be financed in part by a half-cent sales tax increase in Durham and Orange counties. However, voters already face separate proposals for a quarter-cent increase in their sales tax.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Alstom, Morocco launch first urban transit service

The train route between Rabat and Salé will run on a network of two lines that connect 31 stations and extend over a total of 12 miles. The fleet is made up of 19 double tramsets and six single bi-directional tramsets, which are scheduled to come into service in summer 2011.
Bus| May 19, 2011

Valley Metro releases latest ‘Notes’ video

The agency launched the campaign in November 2010. It consists of 11 original songs about how to use public transportation that were written and recorded by six local bands. The newest song, titled “Be Safe,” by Tempe band What Laura Says, shares safety tips for using the bus and light rail.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Amtrak seeking money for track tampering tech

Agency has increased security since documents seized from Osama Bin Laden's compound revealed al-Qaida planned to derail trains in the U.S.
Rail| May 19, 2011

Wabtec Corp. to provide brakes for NJ Transit railcars

Valued at about $12 million, the contract also includes draft gears and bench test equipment. Wabtec expects to start deliveries later this year.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

Foundation helps enhance travel training programs

Group developed a grant initiative to benefit Centers for Independent Living and their Travel Training Programs.
Accessibility| May 18, 2011

R.I. transit authority to buy accessible taxicabs

The 10 vehicles will help fill a service void for those that don't qualify for RIPTA's paratransit services, or do not live near the agency's bus lines.

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