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ABA to Congress: Boost intercity bus’ role in transportation policies

Motorcoach| November 12, 2010
The Association is conveying the message that intercity buses can be routed to meet unexpected or emergency traveler demand at a moment’s notice, and are tailored for the role of connecting to planes, trains and intra-city transit buses or light commuter rail.

Smart card benefit may inspire BART fare cheats

Bus| November 11, 2010
The Clipper inter-agency smart card contains a built-in mechanism that allows some riders to exit BART stations even if their cards lack sufficient value to pay full fare.
Rail| November 11, 2010

HSR sparks tension between feds and states

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told newly elected Governors in Wisconsin and Ohio that funding intended for building high-speed rail cannot be transferred to other projects, and will be rescinded if they do not participate in the project.
Accessibility| November 11, 2010

A-Z Bus Sales supplies ADA-equipped vehicles to California

A-Z Bus Sales recently provided special needs buses to a well-known amusement park located in Southern California, the Tehachapi Valley Healthcare District, an assisted living facility in Tehachapi, and Casa Pacifica, an adult day healthcare facility in San Diego.
Bus| November 10, 2010

AssetWorks integrates with Digabit parts catalog

Allows "mechanics to easily identify the correct part the first time, and then transfer the part numbers from the web based parts catalog into a requisition directly within the AssetWorks application, automating the parts ordering process."
Bus| November 10, 2010

Complete Coach receives APTA award for ad

The concept of the advertisement, "Happy Buses" was inspired by an intervention TV series was collaborated and developed in-house by the staff at Complete Coach Works.
Bus| November 10, 2010

Proterra to supply 5 transit systems with electric buses

StarMetro (Fla.); Regional Transportation Commission (Nev.); Foothill Transit (Calif.); King County Metro Transit (Wash.) and Fresno Area Express (Calif.), received more than $25M in grants from the FTA to purchase 20 fast-charge battery-electric transit buses and 4 EV charging stations.
Accessibility| November 10, 2010

State funding enables Cleveland RTA to maintain, add service

The bulk of the Ohio Department of Transportation funds, about $4 million, will be used to preserve existing transit routes and transit jobs in 2011. The remaining approximately $1 million, will fund strategic improvements and enhancements.
Bus| November 10, 2010

CTA's Bus Tracker honored for innovation

The 2010 Chicago Innovation Awards singled out the Chicago Transit Authority’s Web-based program for bringing valuable and timely bus service information to customers. Established in 2002, the Chicago Innovation Awards focus attention on the most significant new products and services introduced in the region.
Rail| November 10, 2010

FRA awards $38M for PTC in Southern California

The funding is part of a $171 million grant provided to Caltrans to improve service along intercity rail lines. More than $13 million was provided for the section between San Onofre in San Clemente and Moorpark in Ventura County and an additional $25 million for the area between the Orange County line and downtown San Diego.

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