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Foton announces unique charity offer to industry

Bus| December 1, 2010
From Jan. 1, 2011 until Dec. 31, 2011, the company will donate 1 percent of the base price of each bus purchased to a charity, non-profit organization or community project in the purchaser's local market.

FRA awards bio-based fuels, lubricants grants

Rail| December 1, 2010
With a similar grant, Amtrak equipped a Heartland Flyer train operating between Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ft. Worth, Texas to run on a biodiesel blend known as B20, which is 20 percent pure biofuel and 80 percent diesel.
Bus| December 1, 2010

FTA stresses equal access on Rosa Parks anniversary

Among the administration's responsibilities is overseeing the implementation of civil rights laws and regulations in the nation's transit agencies. These laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Motorcoach| December 1, 2010

Motorcoach Council up for $250K Pepsi 'Green Travel' grant

The Council is encouraging members and their family and friends to vote for their grant application to “Promote Green Travel and Build Awareness of Green Transportation Options.” Anyone can vote for the campaign daily via mobile phone, desk top, laptop or smartphone.
Motorcoach| December 1, 2010

ABA, Terrapin Blue partner to offer security services

Terrapin Blue Holdings LLC will provide American Bus Association members with emergency preparedness and security services and assistance with establishing public-private partnerships. The company meets ABA’s criteria for being committed to help private motorcoach companies grow and thrive in the evolving North American motorcoach, tourism and group travel industry business environment.
Rail| November 30, 2010

Amtrak to allow firearms on most trains

Under the policy, beginning Dec. 15, guns can be brought aboard trains that have checked baggage service. Gun owners must inform Amtrak officials 24 hours ahead of departure.
Accessibility| November 30, 2010

Fraud found in Chicago senior free ride program

The Regional Transit Authority discovered that many cards were still being used after the person to whom the card was issued had died. People also are abusing the program by improperly using cards issued to other seniors or to low-income disabled individuals.
Rail| November 30, 2010

Recommendation for first leg of Calif. HSR made

Spanning about 65 miles, the segment would start near Madera, include the construction of two new stations and continue south to Corcoran.
Bus| November 30, 2010

APTA: Commuter benefit cut burdens middle class

A demographic survey of riders shows that 70 percent of those who rely on public transit have household incomes ranging from $15,000 to $99,000 a year. William Millar, president, calls for public transit riders to tell Congress to support the commuter transit benefit in any tax proposal passed before the end of the year.
Rail| November 30, 2010

Kinkisharyo to debut hybrid streetcar in N.C.

The 100 percent low-floor, dual-powered LFX-300 will be unveiled in Charlotte, N.C. in January, 2011. The vehicle will also debut in other U.S. cities in the coming months.

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