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D.C. Metro pre-approved for $220M in safety projects

Bus| July 13, 2010
Work includes rehabilitating track components, replacing rail car components and AVL equipment installed on buses prior to 2002.

TriMet taking measures to enhance safety

Bus| July 13, 2010
After a top-to-bottom safety review that began shortly after a fatal bus accident last April, the agency will recruit a Director of Safety and Security, require all personal electronic devices be turned off while operating a bus or train and form a Safety and Service Excellence Task Force.
Bus| July 13, 2010

N.C. system considers smoking ban

The Winston-Salem Transit Authority is considering a ban on smoking in covered bus shelters after a rider complaint about a shelter near a hospital.
Bus| July 13, 2010

Pierce Transit board votes to preserve service levels

Staff is also directed to continue to look for ways to cut more costs without impacting service until the voters have their say in February of 2011.
Accessibility| July 13, 2010

Pa. receives $9M in FTA grants

PennDOT received $5 million to update systems to improve efficiency, mainly of paratransit services. SEPTA received $4 million to renovate intermodal facility.
Motorcoach| July 13, 2010

CVSA report shows record low out-of-service rates

Data from 2010 show the overall vehicle compliance rate at 80.0 percent (80.4 percent in 2009), with an overall driver compliance rate of 95.6 percent (unchanged from last year). More than 9,856 CVSA -certified inspectors at 2,482 locations across North America performed 65,327 truck and bus inspections.
Rail| July 12, 2010

Alstom wins $52M French tram contract

The Citadis units are 98 percent recyclable, but their composite materials and improved traction system mean they consume 10 percent less energy than a traditional tram, according to the company.
Motorcoach| July 12, 2010

NTSB releases bus safety recommendations

Issued to NHTSA, new suggestions replace existing standards, stress need for continued improvements.
Bus| July 12, 2010

Kent, Ohio's PARTA receives $20M TIGER grant

The new multimodal, regional facility is expected to be completed in October 2012.
Rail| July 12, 2010

N.C. receives first $20.3M for high-speed rail

Will serve as the first installment of the $545 million ARRA grant awarded to the state in January to continue its development of high-speed intercity rail.

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