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Trillium receives D.C. Metro CNG service contract

Bus| January 6, 2011
Will provide operations and maintenance services at their Bladensburg and Four Mile Run Bus divisions. Together, these facilities fuel more than 460 CNG buses each night. Under this contract, WMATA also has the option to replace their existing compressors with new ones.

FTA greenlights L.A. Westside subway extension

Rail| January 6, 2011
Granted permission to L.A. Metro to proceed to the preliminary engineering phase. Board Chairman Don Knabe said in a statement that the underground light rail line will connect the Metro Gold, Blue and future Expo lines making it easier for passengers to reach their destinations without having to transfer to a bus or another train.
Bus| January 6, 2011

AssetWorks to provide fleet tools to Canadian ops

Ontario, Canada-based Regional Municipality of York will implement FleetFocus to manage its fleet operations for transit, roads, EMS and police.
Rail| January 6, 2011

Column: High-speed trains are a waste of money

Newsweek columnist Robert J. Samuelson says it only works in places (Europe, Asia) with greater population densities and says it would do little else but subsidize a small group of travelers.
Bus| January 6, 2011

APTA: Public transit riders can save $9,656 in 2011

As gas prices rise, and predictions indicate they will continue to increase throughout the year, APTA’s monthly “Transit Savings Report” notes that riding public transportation saves individuals, on average, $9,656 annually, and up to $805 per month based on the Jan. 5, 2011 average national gas price.
Bus| January 6, 2011

Calif.’s Big Blue Bus honored for shelter design

The shelter design is clean and unobtrusive, and was created to enhance the city of Santa Monica's coastal look and feel. The new stops will be fabricated with recycled and locally sourced materials wherever possible.
Rail| January 5, 2011

Phoenix Metro 2010 light rail ridership up

Has carried nearly 24 million riders over its first two years of operation.
Motorcoach| January 5, 2011

Greyhound, Md. DOT to provide rural bus service

Launched the first phase of Greyhound Connect, a service linking rural communities between Baltimore and Wilmington, Del. with intercity bus transportation. Service is the result of a needs assessment conducted by the MDOT that identified regions within the state in need of daily, scheduled and affordable transportation.
Rail| January 5, 2011

Hampton Roads senior VP to retire

Jayne Whitney, senior vice president for development and a key player in Norfolk's light rail project, will leave the agency at the end of January. She was among HRT officials mentioned in a recent state audit which claimed the agency hid the true costs of the project from government authorities.
Accessibility| January 5, 2011

Next D.C. Metro chief may not have transit background

Agency is emphasizing innovation and the ability to change company culture in its next leader, and will interview three finalists next week. Since John Catoe’s resignation last April, the agency has not had a permanent general manager.

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