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Shuster introduces 'BUSES' safety bill

Motorcoach| April 6, 2011
The "Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety (BUSES) Act of 2011" to increase safety and strengthen the U.S. DOT's oversight and ability to set uniform safety standards on new and existing buses and motorcoaches.

MBTA hires joint venture for Green Line project

Rail| April 6, 2011
HDR/Gilbane's role is preliminary design, design management, construction management and overall program management for MBTA.
Rail| April 6, 2011

LaHood: 24 states applied for high-speed rail funds

The states submitted nearly $10 billion in funding requests. The Federal Railroad Administration will begin its official review of the applications. A merit-driven process will be used to award the $2.4 billion to projects that can deliver public and economic benefits quickly.
Rail| April 6, 2011

Siemens to equip Houston Metro light rail for $83M

The deal, which includes spare parts and training for the vehicles, marks Siemens' second order from Houston Metro, which will bring the total number of Siemens S70 vehicles in Houston to 37.
Rail| April 5, 2011

Oregon using music to thwart rail station crime

Portland has found that playing classical music at the stations discourages loitering and crime. A bill in the Oregon Legislature, if passed, will expand the program to all light rail stops in high-crime areas in three neighboring counties.
Rail| April 5, 2011

Amtrak seeks $1.3B in high-speed rail funds

Looking to move forward with several Gateway Project infrastructure improvements, including replacing the more than 100-year-old movable Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River in New Jersey, with a new, high-level fixed bridge; and preliminary engineering and environmental analysis for two new tunnels under the Hudson River into Manhattan with related infrastructure improvements.
Rail| April 5, 2011

Bombardier to supply Australia with electric trains

Will provide and maintain 22 Bombardier 25kV three-car electric trains for approximately $278 million. The rail vehicles will be the first in Australia to meet new international crash standard specifications.
Rail| April 5, 2011

Alstom to supply Lyon, Pays de la Loire

Orders for tramsets to serve existing lines in France.
Bus| April 5, 2011

MCI delivers D4500s to Penn. transit agency

The new coaches serve the agency's Elizabethville and Shippensburg commuter routes into Harrisburg. Both represent rides of more than 45 minutes.
Rail| April 5, 2011

California files application for high-speed funds

The federal government recently announced that states can apply for Florida's returned $2.43 billion in high-speed and intercity passenger rail funding. This funding includes $1.63 billion in ARRA funding and $800 million in Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Transportation funding. Applications were due on Monday.

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