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DART tests Kinkisharyo streetcar

Rail| March 9, 2011
The vehicle can travel up to five miles on a full charge, is 100 percent low floor and fully accessible.

Cincinnati's Metro ridership up

Bus| March 9, 2011
Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of SORTA, providing about 17 million rides per year. Metro provides fixed-route and paratransit services in Greater Cincinnati.
Rail| March 9, 2011

Advocacy group teams with ‘Mad Men’ actors for high-speed rail video

Vincent Kartheiser, Rich Sommer and U.S. PIRG developed the video in conjunction with online video site as a way to reach new audiences and build excitement for high-speed rail projects around the country.
Rail| March 8, 2011

Tests find bacteria on BART seats

A recent study conducted by the San Francisco State University's biology lab tested one BART seat and one San Francisco Muni seat at random. BART’s seat harbored several different strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Rail| March 8, 2011

Fla. could owe feds millions for high-speed rail

Whether or not the Orlando-to-Tampa rail line is actually built, argues U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, the state will have to reimburse $110 million to $130 million to the federal government. Nelson also says the project will not cost the state any money.
Accessibility| March 8, 2011

First Transit names Texas GM of the year

Brad Underwood currently holds the position of executive director for the Texoma Area Paratransit System. This recognition is given based on an individual's outstanding contributions to the public transportation industry.
Bus| March 8, 2011

DesignLine electric bus test sees fuel economy boost

Testing of vehicles at Charlotte airport showed increases in fuel economy of up to 41 percent and maintenance cost reductions up to 93 percent, when compared to the airport's traditional diesel buses.
Bus| March 8, 2011

NYCT orders 90 Nova low-floor buses

Contract requires supplier to provide the Nova LFS buses in three different configurations, to assess the various transmission and cooling technologies available.
Accessibility| March 8, 2011

TriMet selects new safety and security chief

Harry Saporta has worked on most major transit projects around the world. Most recently, he worked in Abu Dhabi as lead of the Surface Transport Safety and Security Project for all modes of surface transportation for the Emirate’s Department of Transport.
Bus| March 7, 2011

FTA deputy admin. receives Cal Berkeley alumni award

The award is given annually to recognize alumni for outstanding professional, social, academic, artistic or other achievements at the local, national or international level.

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