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N.J. eligible for $128M rail tunnel refund

Rail| December 16, 2010
After the state repays the $271M it owes the federal government for canceling the Access to the Region’s Core commuter-rail tunnel project, the FTA will return $128 million, so New Jersey can replenish other state transportation accounts that were depleted to finance the project.

Report: Hampton Roads hid light rail costs from feds

Rail| December 15, 2010
Transit officials knew that The Tide project would cost more than the $232 million figure they gave to the government back in 2007.
Accessibility| December 15, 2010

S.F. MTA unveils 100th transit shelter

Some of the new transit shelters will use third-generation organic-dye-based photovoltaic solar film to power the shelter lights and information systems. The structures of the new shelters use steel with high-recycled content as well as energy-efficient LEDs.
Bus| December 15, 2010

DesignLine receives substantial financing

The patented and proprietary designs for hybrid and all-electric buses significantly reduce emissions and provide lower total life-cycle operational costs, according to the company.
Bus| December 15, 2010

FTA awards tribes $15.1M for transit upgrades

Tribal Transit program funds will provide grants to tribes for 59 separate projects, including transit equipment purchases and facility construction and improvements.
Bus| December 15, 2010

Leaders call for renewed fed infrastructure investment

An estimated $2.2 trillion investment is needed over the next five years just to get America's entire current infrastructure into "good condition" — an increase of 38 percent from five years ago.
Rail| December 15, 2010

Mineta Institute releases heavy rail report

Research focuses on a case study of a single heavy rail transit agency in North America that embedded a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process. It also examined the impact of RCM on availability, reliability and safety of rolling stock.
Accessibility| December 15, 2010

U.S. DOT launches Buy American webpage

While there are similarities, the U.S. DOT's operating administrations have different Buy America statutory provisions. The new website will provide access to each agency's Buy America provisions, requirements and waiver processes on one website.
Bus| December 15, 2010

NYCT to install advanced video surveillance

System installation for the 400 buses is set to begin during the first quarter of next year and be completed by early 2012.
Bus| December 14, 2010

Chicago bus driver models good customer service

Part-time bus driver, Darlene Coleman, on the job less than two-and-a-half years, brightens the day of her passengers with her "big personality."

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