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FMCSA puts two commercial bus companies out of service

Motorcoach| November 5, 2010
Both commercial bus companies must pay the entire civil penalty and take correction action to show they are in compliance with federal safety regulations before they can resume operations.

Wis. contractors told to stop high-speed rail work

Rail| November 4, 2010
The move follows Tuesday's election of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, who repeatedly vowed to kill the $810M line during his campaign, as governor, but two months before he takes office.
Rail| November 4, 2010

Operation Lifesaver launches new Website

New features include rotating scenarios illustrating the statistic that about every three hours in the U.S., a vehicle or person is hit by a train; and simplified navigation through six main categories, and "quick links" to popular pages from the home page.
Bus| November 4, 2010

D.C. Metro to invest in security protection against improvised explosive devices

The agency preliminarily endorsed amending the capital budget to include a $351,000 security grant, and authorize Metro to initiate and award a contract to purchase and install the equipment to support the electronic countermeasures system.
Bus| November 4, 2010

TriMet unveils ARRA-funded ‘green’ bus wash facility

Sustainability features of the $10.9M project include reusing and recycling the water used to wash the buses; only using new water during the final rinse phase; and operating high-efficiency lighting.
Bus| November 4, 2010

Santa Clara, Calif. transit unveils new hybrid buses

The agency obtained a $53.4M ARRA grant and $5.3 million in California Proposition 1B funding to acquire the Gillig-manufactured hybrid buses. The vehicles enable VTA to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life span.
Bus| November 4, 2010

APTA: 73 percent of transit ballot measures pass

Fourteen states approved 22 measures out of 30 state and local public transportation-related ballot initiatives, authorizing nearly $500 million over the next five years.
Bus| November 4, 2010

FTA awards $164.7M to 'green' transit projects

The 63 winning projects involve an array of environmental innovations, such as installing energy-efficient technologies at transit facilities, replacing traditional diesel-powered buses with low- or zero-emission vehicles, and building CNG fueling stations.
Bus| November 3, 2010

St. Louis Metro's long-range transit plan wins award

At an awards presentation in Scarborough, England, last week, IAP2 honored projects from New South Wales and Logan City, Australia; Vancouver, Canada; Washington D.C. and Phoenix. Vancouver's TransLink won IAP2's Innovation Award, with Metro placing second.
Motorcoach| November 3, 2010

ABA, OMCA launch online travel booking portal

CharterBusConnect.com enables users to request multiple quotes at once from many charter operators for group travel, without a fee. Company profiles on the site include their safety records, insurance coverage levels.

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