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Tempe streetcar receives regional approval

Bus| December 9, 2010
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.

OCTA advances more than $525M in projects

Bus| December 8, 2010
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.
Bus| December 8, 2010

Rep. Mica named chairman of T&I Committee

In the previous two congresses, he served as the Committee's Republican leader. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2006, he chaired the Aviation Subcommittee, during which time he authored the last multi-year FAA authorization to be signed into law. Mica has been a member of the Committee since his election to Congress in 1992.
Bus| December 8, 2010

Clean Energy to acquire Wyoming Northstar Inc.

Northstar is the recognized leader in LNG/LCNG (liquefied to compressed natural gas) fueling system technologies, including the manufacture of one of only two weights-and-measures certified LNG dispensers.
Bus| December 8, 2010

Denver RTD re-ups with First Transit

With this contract renewal, First Transit will continue its strong relationship with the RTD, operating and managing the district's 68-transit buses. The contract renewal extends their current relationship for an additional five years.
Rail| December 8, 2010

Metrolink introduces collision-absorption railcars

Ten cars will be put into service immediately across the Metrolink System. As more cars are assembled, tested and approved for service, they will be used to augment Metrolink's current fleet.
Rail| December 7, 2010

Amtrak's next-gen high-speed service plan cuts Northeast Corridor travel time

Per an AECOM report, trains would operate at up to 220 miles per hour on a new, dedicated, two-track corridor with a trip time of just under three hours and 30 minutes between Washington and Boston, approximately half the current schedule.
Bus| December 7, 2010

Pittsburgh transit may receive $45M in temp funds

Gov. Ed Rendell proposed the funding to help the Port Authority of Allegheny County provide public transit service while it works out a funding crisis. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will vote on the proposal later this month.
Rail| December 7, 2010

Alstom, Bombardier sign Chinese rail agreements

Both agreements, signed with China's Ministry of Railways, are aimed at strengthening their strategic partnership in the development of various products and systems, including rolling stock and signaling solutions applied in mainline and regional railways for the market in China and internationally.

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