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D.C. Metro unveils ARRA-funded buses, body shop

Bus| September 14, 2010
Nearly $202M in Recovery Act dollars was allocated to the agency, of which $52M was used to purchase the vehicles and construct the new shop. Metro began receiving the new diesel-electric hybrid buses and paratransit vehicles earlier this year.

Sound Transit partners with Safeway on fare cards

Bus| September 14, 2010
Forty-seven Safeway outlets around the Puget Sound region now allow customers to purchase E-purse value or transit passes on their previously issued ORCA cards. ORCA, One Regional Card for All, is the electronic fare system for seven transportation agencies in the Puget Sound region.
Rail| September 14, 2010

Siemens to bring Velaro high-speed rail vehicle to Florida

Exhibit visitors will have opportunity to have their questions answered by high-speed rail experts. Guests will also be able to learn about the history of rail transportation and how high-speed rail is impacting other parts of the world today.
Motorcoach| September 13, 2010

MCI delivers J4500 to S.C.

The latest addition to the operator's 10-coach fleet is fully appointed for luxury with a Blaupunkt/Bosch A/V system, wheelchair lift and Amerex fire suppression system.
Rail| September 13, 2010

Amtrak joins FRA ‘Close Call’ program

Amtrak is the fourth railroad to join the Confidential Close Call Reporting System. Under the program, employees can report “close call” incidents that did not result in an accident without fear of sanction or penalty from the railroad or the federal government.
Accessibility| September 13, 2010

Colorado Springs upgrades to browser-based FleetFocus

The system can help improve customer communication through a secure customer access portal or through automated email notifications related to vehicle service and availability.
University| September 13, 2010

Stimulus funds help U. of Ark. expand service

Last year Razorback Transit applied for and received federal grants to buy five new 40-foot, low-floor transit buses, which are now in service on campus.
Bus| September 13, 2010

U. of Michigan opens expanded transit center

Funding came from a combination of $2.4M in state and federal transportation and ARRA funds from the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, and $2.1M from U-M business and finance, parking and utility resources.
University| September 13, 2010

British Columbia students beat transit bus on foot

In a Beat-the-Bus competition, both a cyclist and a runner beat a TransLink bus in completing a 12-mile route. Students plan to argue that service must be improved.
University| September 13, 2010

Web Extra: Elon University expands bus route for student workers, volunteers

Launched last February to make volunteering easier for students who want to do community service and to work downtown, the route now includes stops at a high school and a Wal-Mart.

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