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APTA: Nearly two-thirds of adults would use high-speed rail

Rail| October 29, 2010
Other factors ranked as important in choosing the mode: Shorter travel times compared to flying to destination (80 percent); the experience traveling by train (79 percent); opportunities during leisure or business trip to visit another city that is linked to destination by high-speed rail (78 percent); and environmental concerns (75 percent).

N.Y. MTA's bus ops chief to retire

Bus| October 29, 2010
Joseph Smith began his career in 1977 as a bus operator at the Amsterdam Depot and rose through the ranks, eventually leading the historic consolidation of the MTA's three bus divisions.
Rail| October 29, 2010

Siemens to build locomotives for Amtrak

Per the $466 million contract, Siemens will build 70 electric locomotives for Amtrak's Northeast and Keystone Corridor lines as part of Amtrak's landmark fleet rejuvenation.
Bus| October 29, 2010

Clean Energy signs L.A. Metro fueling contract

Company will have sole responsibility to operate and maintain all 10 of Metro's CNG facilities that supply the fleet with 40 million gallons of CNG fuel annually when the transition is complete.
Bus| October 29, 2010

Md. DOT expands emergency ride program

Guaranteed Ride Home program provides regular commuters with a free ride home in the event of a mid-day emergency.
Bus| October 29, 2010

L.A. Metro advances two rail projects

The $4.2B Westside Subway Extension would extend the system to Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood, a congested and jobs-rich region of Los Angeles. The $1.32B Regional Connector would tie together all light rail lines in downtown L.A., providing major regional north/south and east/west rail line linkages.
Bus| October 29, 2010

Creative Bus Sales signs alt-fuel conversion deal

Under the agreement, BAF granted CBS and GAS exclusive rights to purchase and install their BAF CalComp Systems for natural gas.
Rail| October 28, 2010

Audit: Calif. rail group improperly documenting payments

Of the $8.9 million in payments reviewed, about 38 percent, was paid out without records showing how many hours the consultants had worked. Still, management has improved under new Chief Executive Roelof van Ark.
Rail| October 28, 2010

N.J. Gov. Christie halts ARC tunnel project, again

Gov. Christie, who withdrew his support for the project a few weeks ago, said this decision to scrap it would not be reconsidered.
Rail| October 28, 2010

Bombardier's Belgian order confirmed

Delivery of the 100 percent Flexity low-floor trams is scheduled between January 2013 and the end of April 2015.

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