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Tampa, Fla. launches transportation website

Bus| May 4, 2011
The Tampa Bay Partnership created, an inclusive effort focused on sharing information about the role of transportation in the community, engaging residents from throughout the eight-county region and serving as a resource for the latest transportation news and research.

SamTrans awarded for sustainability efforts

Bus| May 4, 2011
APTA honored the agency with a bronze level recognition award for its commitment to sustainability. SamTrans’ Sustainability Program is spearheaded by employee volunteers who work on projects and policies that demonstrate sustainability in action, such as switching to energy-efficient lighting, using double-sided printing and changing to single stream recycling.
Rail| May 3, 2011

SF Bay Area may choose two-track HSR

Budget constraints are prompting high-speed rail project leaders to consider a plan to run the trains on two tracks instead of four, which would expedite project completion, but slow down train speed.
Bus| May 3, 2011

Law enforcement urges vigilance after killing of Bin Laden

Transportation agencies in New York and Washington, D.C. both announced they have put in place additional precautionary measures.
Bus| May 3, 2011

Telvent to supply Calgary smart card-based system

When the project is completed, Calgary Transit will provide to over 94 million passengers per year a more convenient method to pay for fares.
Rail| May 3, 2011

HART to end pursuit of rail

Last year, Hillsborough County residents voted against a sales tax referendum for light rail, which was followed by Gov. Rick Scott's rejection of $2.4 billion in high-speed rail funds.
Bus| May 3, 2011

CUMTD taps FAAC for transit simulators

In addition to the two MB-1500 simulators, company also delivered an instructor-controlled desktop simulator, its Scenario Toolbox scenario building software program and a custom-built geo-specific virtual driving world.
Accessibility| May 3, 2011

Sun Tran GM honored for training efforts

The National Transit Institute recognized Mary McLain’s 26 years of service to public transit and commitment and dedication to the importance of training in the transit industry, with its 2011 Champions Award, at its Transit Trainers' Workshop held in Tampa, Fla. last month.
Bus| May 3, 2011

U.S. mayors oppose gas tax without more transit investment

In a 176-city survey, released by the United States Conference of Mayors at the National Press Club on Tuesday, a majority of mayors said they will oppose a gas tax increase unless funding is directed to improve roads, bridges and expand transit, instead of highway expansion.
Motorcoach| May 3, 2011

Survey: Seat belt use increasing among bus, truck drivers

The Safety Belt Usage by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers Survey found that 78 percent of commercial bus and truck drivers wore safety belts while operating behind the wheel in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 2009. The survey observed 26,830 commercial drivers operating medium- to heavy-duty trucks and buses at 998 roadside sites nationwide.

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