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Sen. Schumer: Make PT tax break permanent

Bus| July 27, 2010
Set to expire at the end of the year, the measure enables employees with monthly mass transit fees to deduct up to $230 from their paychecks, tax-free, through an employer benefit program.

NTSB: D.C. Metro’s safety problems preceded crash

Rail| July 27, 2010
Previous accidents, some of which killed employees, foreshadowed the 2009 Metrorail crash that killed nine people.
Motorcoach| July 27, 2010

North Dakota's Harlow's joins Trailways

Operation joins Prairie Coach Trailways and Dakota Trailways as the latest independent motorcoach company to affiliate with Trailways' global transportation network and regional provider of transportation services throughout North and South Dakota.
Rail| July 27, 2010

Amtrak to purchase 130 new railcars

The five-year, $298.1 million contract is being awarded to CAF USA, which is creating 575 jobs to perform manufacturing and final assembly work at its plant in Elmira, N.Y. The first car is scheduled to roll off the assembly line in October 2012.
Bus| July 27, 2010

Denver's Union Station project receives $300M

The project is funded with a unique financing structure and for the first time combines credit assistance from both the RRIF and TIFIA programs.
Accessibility| July 27, 2010

2nd National Distracted Driving Summit scheduled

At this year's event, experts from around the country will explore accomplishments since the first summit, as well as the many challenges that lie ahead. Key topics will include research, technology, policy, public outreach and best practices in enforcement.
Bus| July 27, 2010

DOT expands internship program for young women

The internship program will expand from one to 10 regions of the country, enabling young women from colleges and universities across the country to participate. It will be administered through the Department's 11 Small Business Transportation Resource Centers.
Rail| July 27, 2010

Kawasaki to supply D.C. Metro with 428 railcars

Agency received $150M in federal funds for the procurement of the new generation railcars. Of the 428 new cars, 128 will enable the expansion of Metro service on the Dulles rail corridor and 300 will be used to replace the 1000 series cars.
Accessibility| July 27, 2010

Chicago’s Pace Bus receives $32M in state capital funding

Will help the agency to move forward with efforts to test green technology buses and paratransit vehicles such as hybrids and compressed natural gas (CNG), replace its radio system, and build a transit center.
University| July 26, 2010

Calif. cities, county fund student transit pass pilot program

Eleven cities in Mt. San Jacinto College's service area are using air-quality improvement funds to subsidize a program offering free transit passes to students.

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