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BusCon 2010 — a big success!

Management & Operations| October 12, 2010
Attendees enjoyed 60 buses and 145 exhibitors on the show floor! Our website has been updated with photos, speaker presentations, text alert winners and more. Check it out.

Revenue loss may prevent Sound Transit light rail extension

Rail| October 12, 2010
Agency is experiencing a $3.9 billion revenue loss through 2023. This is $800 million more than was previously projected.
Bus| October 12, 2010

Union: Chicago bus crash caused by maintenance failures

Officials believe the agency needs more qualified union mechanics to do the work on its buses. Too much of the maintenance work is being done by outside vendors, they claim.
Motorcoach| October 12, 2010

DATTCO purchases Thermo King NE dealerships

Thermo King, which makes refrigerated trucks, trailers, railcars and freight boxes, had been operating two New England dealerships — in Boston and Hartford — which have now been combined into Thermo King Northeast under DATTCO's management.
Bus| October 12, 2010

OCTA pushes for changes to Transportation Improvement Program

With nearly $50 billion invested each year by the federal government in transportation programs — equaling approximately 868,000 jobs — OCTA is advocating a three-pronged approached called “Breaking Down Barriers.”
Rail| October 12, 2010

Valley Metro unveils driver safety train wrap

The wrap showcases a bold, yet simple, public safety message: “Stop on Red.” Obeying traffic signals is key to safely sharing the road with the 20-mile, in-street light rail system.
Rail| October 11, 2010

Cleveland RTA launches 'Commuter Alerts'

System enables a customer to select either a text message or an email alert, or both. If there is a service disruption on their selected routes, they'll receive information about the issue and then a follow-up message when the problem has been resolved.
Rail| October 11, 2010

Amtrak sets ridership mark in FY2010

A year-over-year comparison of FY 2010 to FY 2009 shows total Amtrak ridership grew 5.7 percent, or about 1.55 million passengers, and all Amtrak business lines experienced growth including the Northeast Corridor (up 4.3 percent), long-distance trains (up 6.6 percent), and state-supported and other short-distance routes (up 6.5 percent).
Bus| October 11, 2010

Obama calls for $50B transportation investment

The president said that his six-year, $50 billion initiative would not only repair and modernize U.S. roads, rails and air systems, but also create jobs.
Rail| October 11, 2010

German Bombardier plant resumes production

Ninety-nine percent of the facility has now been cleaned and the infrastructure has been restored, with production resuming at the Bautzen site in September. Since then, welding production has gradually increased. Other sections will follow within the next weeks. Full production readiness is expected to be achieved by the end of the year.

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