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$776M in State of Good Repair funds awarded

Bus| October 4, 2010
Money will go to 152 projects, which include replacing aging buses with fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles, constructing new bus shelters and maintenance facilities and installing updated fare boxes and fleet tracking systems.

L.A.'s Metrolink moves forward with PTC installation

Rail| October 4, 2010
A $120 million contract was awarded to Parsons Transportation Group to manage and integrate positive train control technology on Metrolink's 512-mile system. Metrolink was the nation's first rail operator to get approval from the FRA on its PTC implementation plan.
Rail| October 4, 2010

Bombardier awarded Italian contract for high-speed trains

Bombardier's share of the contract with Trenitalia for delivery of 50 V300ZEFIRO trainsets is valued at $889 million.
Motorcoach| October 4, 2010

UMA holding first business management seminar

Topics include: Building a Business Plan, Your Accountant & You, Basic Business Law, Basic Marketing, Business Ethics, Pricing, and Cash Flow Analysis. All attendees will earn a certificate from the Bus & Motorcoach Academy.
Bus| October 4, 2010

B.C. Transit to roll out BRT system

Will display a 60-foot “articulated rubber tire vehicle,” brought in from Las Vegas for public events Agency has selected an “at grade” rapid transit system.
Bus| October 4, 2010

UTA to launch 2 new rail lines

The additional lines will substantially increase public transit service to the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. Beginning in October, UTA will begin an extensive public education and outreach effort to engage the public in the process of integrating the new rail service into the existing bus system.
Bus| October 4, 2010

Feds release final ARRA transit grant

Indiana’s Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corp. will use the $2.2 million to install three wind turbine units that will cut energy costs for three transit buildings in Lafayette, Ind. The final grant was awarded competitively under the Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction program.
Rail| October 4, 2010

ARRA releases $235M to fund high-speed rail projects

Projects in California, North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland received $194 million; $17 million; $14.9 million and $9.4 million, respectively.
Accessibility| September 30, 2010

Thermo King unveils new heating, cooling system

The Slim Line Rooftop A/C unit, combines an ultra-low, lightweight rooftop design that is environmentally friendly and provides a lower refrigerant charge than conventional systems and can be installed in the middle of the bus for more uniform air flow.
Accessibility| September 30, 2010

APTA launches public transit testimonial video wall

Focusing on the economic, environmental, energy and quality of life benefits of public transit, the wall is aimed to show Congress the vital need for a multi-year surface transportation bill.

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