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Federal rail safety committee holds first meeting

Rail| September 10, 2010
The advisory group was created to guide FTA safety rulemakings when the Obama administration's Public Transportation Safety Program Act of 2009 becomes law.

N.Y.'s Clinton County renews First Transit

Accessibility| September 10, 2010
The operations consist of 38 First Transit employees and the management of 15 vehicles for the Clinton County in Plattsburgh, with the service transporting more than 155,000 passengers annually.
Rail| September 10, 2010

Sapa Extrusions to expand Pa. plant

Construction on the Cressona expansion will commence this month with completion and start-up of the facility scheduled for September 2011.
University| September 9, 2010

U. of Wisconsin-Madison transportation dept. tests bike in fleet

Will replace one vehicle with a bicycle and test efficiency factors, including miles traveled, fuel and emissions saved, and time needed to get the job done.
Rail| September 9, 2010

Alstom to supply 168 railcars to India

The $308M contract includes an option for 16 additional metro cars. The new trains will be equipped with Automatic Train Protection and Automatic Train Operation features. The first deliveries are planned for the end of 2012.
Bus| September 9, 2010

CVSA to kick off ‘Brake Safety Week’

Taking place Sept. 12 to 18 throughout North America, the event focuses on enhancing knowledge, regulatory compliance and performance of commercial vehicle braking systems. CVSA-certified inspectors, brake suppliers and industry partners will conduct enforcement and education activities with drivers and mechanics at truck stops, weigh stations and other locations.
Bus| September 9, 2010

MBTA makes 'real-time' bus information available

Following a project to equip more than 1,000 buses with GPS technology in 2009, dispatchers in the MBTA's Bus Operations Control Center were able for the first time to pinpoint the location of every MBTA bus in real-time. As of today, that same information is available to T bus riders, regardless of route.
Bus| September 9, 2010

Indiana launches new public transportation system

Two new red and green buses designed to look like trolleys ride along four routes that include more than 100 designated stops, such as at hospitals, universities and shopping centers.
Bus| September 9, 2010

NTSB to hold aging driver safety forum in November

The "Safety, Mobility and Aging Drivers" forum, led by Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman, will be held on Nov. 9 and 10, in Washington, D.C. Panel topics will include safety risks of aging drivers and occupant protection for aging drivers and passengers.
Bus| September 8, 2010

Sound Transit taps new deputy CEO

As GM of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District from 1999 through last month, Celia Kupersmith oversaw bridge operations and a bus transit system offering more than 58 local and inter-county routes, and the largest ferry system in California.

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