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NYU to launch live tracking system

University| December 13, 2010
The online platform has been in beta testing since the beginning of the semester and will display the location of vehicles at all times. It will also be made available for smartphones in the future.

MCI delivers J4500s to Kentucky, Louisiana

Motorcoach| December 10, 2010
Lexington, Ky.’s Blue Grass Tours’ two new coaches feature a state-of-the-art-entertainment system and a smooth-riding wide-ride suspension. Baton Rouge, La.’s First Apostolic Church’s new coach comes equipped with a Cummins engine, Allison B500 transmission and a Smartwave tire pressure monitoring system.
Rail| December 9, 2010

FRA to redirect $1 billion in high-speed rail funds

Wisconsin has suspended work under its existing high-speed rail agreement and the incoming Governors in Wisconsin and Ohio have both indicated that they will not move forward to use high-speed rail money received under the Recovery Act.
Motorcoach| December 9, 2010

Florida charter owes growth to luxury coach options

Cocoa Beach-based Travelynx has seen 25 percent growth in business since 2009, which it attributes to customers willing to pay more for luxury motorcoach services.
Accessibility| December 9, 2010

N.J. Transit prepared for extreme weather conditions

Preparations include having two jet-engine-powered snow blowers available to remove ice and snow from tracks and critical switching areas of its rail operations.
Rail| December 9, 2010

MBTA strikes deal to sell subway signs as décor

Signs for all 270 MBTA stations will be available for sale immediately. Signs will use the same look, design and fonts found in subway stations in Boston and the suburbs, with MBTA receiving a percentage of the sales.
Rail| December 9, 2010

Minority groups file Calif. HSR complaint

The group is asking U.S. transportation officials to freeze $3 billion in federal funds awarded to California, almost all of which is being saved for the start of construction in 2012, until minorities are no longer "left out" of the contracting process.
Bus| December 9, 2010

Tempe streetcar receives regional approval

In addition to streetcar, a study calls for a BRT line on Rural Road, connecting the cities of Tempe and Chandler. Streetcar will advance first as local funding is available from Proposition 400, a countywide, half-cent transportation sales tax renewed by voters in 2004.
Bus| December 8, 2010

OCTA advances more than $525M in projects

For every $1 billion spent on infrastructure improvements, it is estimated that 18,000 jobs are created. In Orange County, the investment translates into nearly 9,500 jobs for a region hit hard by the economic recession, according to the agency.
Accessibility| December 8, 2010

APTA: PT users save $9,581 monthly

APTA releases the monthly report to examine how an individual in a two-person household can save money by taking public transportation and living with one less car.

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