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Alstom to equip Dutch rail

Rail| February 3, 2011
Will design and manufacture 161 IGBT traction systems to equip 81 trains for NedTrain, the company in charge of the service and maintenance of the Dutch Railway fleet. The contract is worth nearly $49 million.

Oregon transit system stops charging fares

Bus| February 2, 2011
A $2.75 transit operations fee added to single-family residential customers’ bill each month, passed by the Corvallis City Council, enabled the Corvallis Transit System to offer free rides.
Bus| February 2, 2011

Chicago’s Metra names new CEO

Alexander D. Clifford most recently served as Executive Officer, High-Speed Rail, for the Los Angeles Metro, working as an ombudsman with the California High Speed Rail Authority to help facilitate the integration of high-speed train service into existing transportation corridors in Los Angeles County.
Bus| February 2, 2011

SORTA rejects fact-finder's recs for labor contract

The current labor contract expired on January 31, with Metro's 676 union bus operators, maintenance and support employees continuing to work under the terms of the old contract at this point. It is SORTA's intent to resume negotiations.
Motorcoach| February 2, 2011

Motorcoach Council announces host of initiatives

Campaign bus wraps, parts program, silent auction and financial contributions help fund an industry-wide initiative to shift public perception in favor of motorcoach transportation, capture new and much younger riders, and increase overall preferences and usage of the motorcoach throughout North America.
Motorcoach| February 2, 2011

Amtrak Cascades trains offer Wi-Fi

Service will remain free of charge during the introductory period, after which the policy will be reviewed based on customer demand and system performance.
Rail| February 1, 2011

Bombardier, Envitech to equip Saudi Arabia rail

Envitech will provide three traction power substations, through a contract with Bombardier Transport, to the King Abdullah Financial District Monorail project in Riyadh.
Bus| February 1, 2011

Clean Energy: BAF certified as Ford vehicle modifier

Alternative fuel vehicle upfitting capabilities include aftermarket CNG conversions of Ford-manufactured vans, cutaway shuttles, taxis, pick-ups and light-duty trucks.
Accessibility| February 1, 2011

APTA members predict layoffs, overseas investment without reauthorization

Eighty percent of private sector businesses indicated that the level of federal investment in public transportation has a large influence on business revenue. Survey also showed that if federal surface transportation authorization is further delayed, 84 percent of respondents predict revenue losses, 50 percent may need to lay off employees and 49 percent may implement hiring freezes.
Bus| February 1, 2011

MV wins Palo Alto, Calif. contract

The contract includes the implementation of MV Technology's proprietary software, TimePoint, which will allow commuters to track the shuttle in real time from a dedicated website.

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