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L.A. Metro releases trip planning iPhone app

Rail| September 3, 2010
'Go Metro-Los Angeles' allows customers to locate the nearest Metro Bus lines and Metro Rail stations based on the iPhone's GPS capabilities. The app is integrated with Google Maps. Rail stations are represented with a pin and a popup displays the bus line information.

S.F. completes rail project, restores 61 percent of service

Rail| September 3, 2010
The St. Francisco Circle Rail Replacement Project included rebuilding two low-level boarding islands and two platforms for customers with disabilities and installing 3,000 track feet of rail; two automatic rail switches; and a fully integrated train and traffic signal control system as well as updating the storm sewer system.
Bus| September 2, 2010

CATS buses get NASCAR stock wraps

Two CATS buses will get a custom wrap that looks exactly like a NASCAR stock car. The buses will also carry ticket information and logos for three NASCAR events taking place at the speedway in October.
Bus| September 2, 2010

Study: Transit job creation grows Mich. economy

Shows that for every 10 jobs created in the public transit sector, six additional jobs are created in the rest of the economy.
Accessibility| September 2, 2010

Report: More transit means more jobs vs. highway projects

Investment in public transit tends to be more labor-intensive than highway projects because the work is generally more complex, involves the purchase and maintenance of vehicles, and requires much less spending on land acquisition.
Rail| September 2, 2010

Hawaii Senator renews warning on rail funding

The $1.55 billion isn't a guarantee, Inouye claimed. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said delays could jeopardize half-percent excise fund that's holding more than half a billion dollars.
Rail| September 2, 2010

N.Y. 2nd Ave. subway above-ground plan draws critics

Critics say the MTA missed an opportunity to work with developers to incorporate residential space into ancillary building plans that will house ventilation equipment and allow for evacuation from the subway.
Bus| September 2, 2010

UC Berkeley launches high-tech transit study

The pilot invites the public to use a free online trip planner. Researchers are trying to determine whether commuters will use transit more often if they are provided with accessible, current and information-rich transit, parking and traffic options before they start their journeys.
Motorcoach| September 2, 2010

Passenger Carrier Strike Force targets safety at checkpoints

The sweep runs from August 23 to September 4 and is taking place in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
Rail| September 2, 2010

Michigan receives $3.6M for high-speed rail

Funds will be used to renovate the station's interior lobby, bathrooms, ticketing areas and offices, lighting, signage and to make the station ADA-compliant.

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