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D.C. Metro approves TOD project team

Rail| March 25, 2011
The development team, led by Forest City Enterprises and Urban Atlantic Development, will create a signature transit oriented development project around the New Carrollton Metrorail station in Prince George’s County.

Valley Metro program helps employers cut commutes

Bus| March 25, 2011
During the agency’s one-week challenge, “Try 1 in 5,” which took place from Feb. 13 to 19, participating employers saved 373,263 miles from being driven alone and kept an estimated 8,114 pounds of pollution — or four tons — out of the air.
Motorcoach| March 24, 2011

Driver in N.Y. coach crash claims he was sober, awake

Ophadell Williams’ lawyers said that he maintains that he was sober, rested and fully awake at the time of the accident. He lost control of the coach when a tractor-trailer veered suddenly toward it in the dark.
Rail| March 24, 2011

Used Md. locomotives to help Boston commuter service

MBTA leased three locomotives, formerly owned by Maryland's MARC commuter rail service, to help bridge the gap in its fleet while it waits for 20 new ones to begin arriving in 2013.
Bus| March 24, 2011

Conn. Transit adding 31 hybrid-electric buses to fleet

The New Haven Division will receive 14 40-foot hybrids, with 17 35-foot hybrids going to the Waterbury Division to help upgrade its 15-year old fleet. CTTRANSIT is the first transit system in the U.S. to receive this new model of bus from New Flyer Inc.
Motorcoach| March 24, 2011

SEPTA, Bieber Tourways partner to add cross-country travel

The agency and motorcoach operator recently opened a bus terminal offering cross-country travel to cities such as New York, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles in the Norristown Transportation Center's new garage.
Bus| March 24, 2011

Portland, Ore. bus driver helps stop suicide attempt

Rick Sound, a TriMet bus driver for 24 years, pulled the woman to safety, who was attempting to jump from the Steel Bridge, with the help of a passenger and a passing motorist.
Rail| March 24, 2011

N.C. DOT begins rail upgrade program

The agreement with Norfolk Southern Railway Co., Amtrak and N.C. Railroad Co. is supported by $461 million in ARRA funds, and will include upgrades to tracks and bridges; crossing safety improvements; station expansions in four cities; and construction of a maintenance facility in Charlotte. The funding also will enable North Carolina to improve the speed and reliability of passenger service.
Motorcoach| March 24, 2011

ABC delivers to Wisconsin

Kobussen Buses Ltd.’s new M1235 motorcoach features a wheelchair lift, a four-monitor video entertainment system, Wi-Fi, 110-volt power outlets, a GPS System, ducted parcel racks with individual reading lamps, thermo pane glass, seat belts and aluminum wheels.
Accessibility| March 24, 2011

Web Poll: No-show policy for paratransit

Thousand Oaks, Calif. approved a new policy that would establish consequences for Senior Dial-A-Ride and ADA riders who frequently don't show up at their requested pickup times or who give less than two hours' notice when they cancel.

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