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U. of Houston shuttle card swipe policy irks students

University| September 27, 2010
University officials want to gather data on the number of students riding campus shuttles, but students sometimes forget their cards or find the requirement inconvenient.

UC Davis pilot expands mobility shuttle to faculty, staff

University| September 27, 2010
Mobility Assistance Program provides rides to disabled individuals with a small fleet of motorized vehicles similar to golf carts.
University| September 27, 2010

Duke U. alters campus bus schedules

Changes to on-campus and downtown routes will save money and better serve students, Parking and Transportation officials say.
University| September 27, 2010

Purdue will keep transportation services in-house

A financial analysis concluded that providing transportation services in-house is less expensive, even with the cost of a new building or the remodeling of existing buildings, than if one firm or a combination of outside firms were to perform the four service components, according to the university.
Bus| September 27, 2010

LexTran opens 4th artistic shelter on U. of Ky. campus

The modular green roof uses locally grown plants and diverts storm water runoff while integrating a host of other sustainable features such as recycled, salvaged or reclaimed materials.
Bus| September 23, 2010

Wis. agency adds New Flyer hybrids

Oshkosh Transit estimates that the new vehicles will save over 7,000 gallons of diesel each year, when compared to conventional diesel buses. The bus purchase was funded entirely by a $2.1 million ARRA grant.
Rail| September 23, 2010

N.Y. agency looks at technology to prevent subway track deaths

Wireless video feeds would allow motormen to view tracks at the next station to ensure they are clear.
Bus| September 23, 2010

Distracting cell phone conversations on transit inspire study

Hearing half a conversation makes the brain work harder to make sense of what the person is hearing, study finds. Head researcher was inspired by her experiences riding public transit during her undergraduate years.
Rail| September 23, 2010

Alstom hybrid locomotives on course in Germany

Hybrid technology, which can be used in all heavy shunting services, reduces fuel consumption by approximately 50 percent and is aimed at a Europe-wide market of several thousands of locomotives that are obsolete. With a top output of 600 kW, the locomotive has only a small diesel generator of 250 kW and draws the additional power from batteries that are recharged by the generator.
Rail| September 23, 2010

Amberg delivers GRP track surveying systems to China

Although the Amberg GRP system is modular and can address a wide variety of track measurement applications such as clearance, tamping, track geometry surveying and as-built documentation, the GRP 1000 configuration, which is being utilized in China, caters to the special requirements of slab track construction.

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