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APTA members predict layoffs, overseas investment without reauthorization

Accessibility| February 1, 2011
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.

MV wins Palo Alto, Calif. contract

Bus| February 1, 2011
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.
Motorcoach| January 31, 2011

Krystal emerges from bankruptcy

Through the sale, company has de-leveraged its balance sheet and recapitalized to poise itself for growth in the coming years. Krystal is partnering with Thunder Sky to introduce new, green vehicles in the near future.
Bus| January 31, 2011

Toronto Transit adds route filtering to e-alerts

Riders using the e-alert service can now select specific subway lines or surface routes to add to their online profile and receive system delay notices for those routes only. Soon, riders also will be able to receive an e-newsletter with information about upcoming service changes and events.
Motorcoach| January 31, 2011

FMCSA proposes requirement for electronic on-board recorders

Rule would require interstate commercial truck and bus companies to install electronic on-board recorders to monitor their drivers' hours-of-service (HOS) compliance. The requirement also would relieve interstate motor carriers from retaining certain HOS supporting documents, such as delivery and toll receipts.
Motorcoach| January 31, 2011

Prevost delivers H3-41 to S.C.

The notion of traveling in style was actually one of the motivations behind the latest addition to its fleet, according to Capitol Bus Lines' Owner and President Buddy Young.
Rail| January 31, 2011

Feds award $750K to Penn. for high-speed rail study

Will evaluate the feasibility of electrifying track between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, construction of dedicated tracks for passenger trains and major signal and switch improvements.
Rail| January 31, 2011

Fla.'s HART unveils TECO streetcar extension

The 1/3-mile TECO extension will better connect some of Tampa’s most popular tourist, entertainment and business districts. The $5.3 million project was funded almost entirely by the U.S. DOT, including $1 million in ARRA funds.
Accessibility| January 28, 2011

Atlanta looks to form regional transit agency

The city’s mayor and other local leaders are pushing the legislature to form a regional mass transit agency to act as an umbrella over the multiple systems.
Bus| January 28, 2011

Hampton Roads extends acting CEO’s contract, cuts pay

Transportation District Commission renews agreement to keep Philip Shucet on board, but reduces monthly salary from $40,000 to $28,000.

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