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Next D.C. Metro chief may not have transit background

Accessibility| January 5, 2011
Agency is emphasizing innovation and the ability to change company culture in its next leader, and will interview three finalists next week. Since John Catoe’s resignation last April, the agency has not had a permanent general manager.

Houston Metro light rail construction gets approval

Rail| January 5, 2011
The cost of the work, estimated at $12.5 million, was approved by the Metro board in December 2010 as an addition to the fiscal year 2011 MetroRail expansion budget.
Motorcoach| January 5, 2011

ABA Foundation adds new $10K scholarship

The new ABAF "Driving The Future Award" scholarship is four times larger than each of the 19 current scholarships that award students $2,500 each academic year to pursue coursework to help them prepare for future positions of leadership throughout the motorcoach, tour and group travel industry.
Bus| January 4, 2011

N.Y. MTA inspector general to probe snowstorm response

The review aims to uncover such questions as to why so many lines were knocked out and why it took so long for service to return.
Bus| January 4, 2011

New report lists TOD funding programs

Report released by Reconnecting America provides information on 41 programs, including 17 state-level, 15 regional and transit agency, and nine local programs
Rail| January 4, 2011

Alstom to supply 22 Coradia trains to France

The $166M order is part of the contract signed in Oct. 2009 with SNCF. The Coradia Polyvalent is a single-level regional train that can travel at up to 99 mph in both its electric and hybrid versions.
Rail| January 4, 2011

Amtrak holds annual train travel video contest

The contest is open to all college students in Illinois, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin for the chance to win more than $3,000 worth of prizes. Students can enter the contest by submitting a train travel-themed video by Feb. 28, 2011. Amtrak plans to use the winning video in future promotional campaigns.
Bus| January 3, 2011

MBTA plans new app, customer service offerings

Will provide more real-time arrival info via smartphone, countdown information on LED subway signs and a customer service training program for staff.
Motorcoach| January 3, 2011

Prevost to showcase 15,000th vehicle at ABA, UMA

The new H-Series conveys the brand values of customer intimacy, premium quality and sound innovation; and it is designed to look the part, according to the company.
Bus| January 3, 2011

D.C. Metro receives $150M to address NTSB recs

Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia will also provide $150 million in matching local funds to help pay for the improvements.

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