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Altair, Odyssey partner on bus tech demo

Bus| March 25, 2010
Altair’s BUSolutions program is a collaborative effort to research, develop and commercialize advanced transit bus systems that are more fuel efficient, have lower operating costs and can operate without updating the infrastructure of existing transit authorities. Altair and Odyssey are fabricating the first technology demonstrator bus.

L.A. enforces safety campaign along Metro Blue Line

Rail| March 25, 2010
Dozens of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. and Los Angeles Police Dept. motorcycle officers issued 295 citations and impounded 34 vehicles in an operation to enforce traffic laws along the streets of downtown Los Angeles.
Motorcoach| March 25, 2010

Gray Line Nashville receives coach wrap for industry campaign

Motorcoach Council allocated $75,000 of its charitable contributions received toward a program to purchase one “Get Motorcoachified” bus wrap graphic for each of their 80-plus Founding Partners, in an effort to kick start their campaign.
Bus| March 25, 2010

DART: Reduced sales tax forecast prompts review

Updated 20-year sales tax projections show Dallas agency receiving approximately $3 billion less in sales tax income than the amount projected as recently as May 2009.
Rail| March 25, 2010

Bombardier receives 49 French double-deck train order

The Regio2N contract signed with SNCF in February, foresees the production of a total maximum of 860 trains.
Accessibility| March 25, 2010

California finds $750M in funding for transit

State’s decision to make some funding available for public transportation may postpone fare increases and reduce service cuts.
Bus| March 25, 2010

N.Y. MTA to cut service, raise fares

Two subway lines will be eliminated, and a 7.5 percent fare increase is planned for next year. Service cuts will save the authority approximately $93 million.
Bus| March 25, 2010

Nashville MTA debuts Music City bus route

The service begins March 29 and is designed to help tourists, visitors, workers and residents reach sports and entertainment venues, downtown hotels, residences, and offices more quickly and easily.
Rail| March 25, 2010

D.C. Metro to use rail carts for emergency response

First responders will be able to use the vehicles to move equipment along the tracks to the scene of a Metrorail emergency, as well as safely transport people who are unable to walk out of an incident area. The MERVs run on rail tracks up to 10 mph and can turn what could be a 45-minute walk for firefighters loaded with gear into a four-minute ride.
Bus| March 24, 2010

Birmingham-Jefferson County taps new exec. dir.

Peter Behrman most recently worked for the agency that provided transit for the Vancouver Olympics.

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