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B.C. Transit to roll out BRT system

Bus| October 4, 2010
Will display a 60-foot “articulated rubber tire vehicle,” brought in from Las Vegas for public events Agency has selected an “at grade” rapid transit system.

UTA to launch 2 new rail lines

Bus| October 4, 2010
The additional lines will substantially increase public transit service to the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. Beginning in October, UTA will begin an extensive public education and outreach effort to engage the public in the process of integrating the new rail service into the existing bus system.
Bus| October 4, 2010

Feds release final ARRA transit grant

Indiana’s Greater Lafayette Public Transportation Corp. will use the $2.2 million to install three wind turbine units that will cut energy costs for three transit buildings in Lafayette, Ind. The final grant was awarded competitively under the Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction program.
Rail| October 4, 2010

ARRA releases $235M to fund high-speed rail projects

Projects in California, North Carolina, Ohio and Maryland received $194 million; $17 million; $14.9 million and $9.4 million, respectively.
Accessibility| September 30, 2010

Thermo King unveils new heating, cooling system

The Slim Line Rooftop A/C unit, combines an ultra-low, lightweight rooftop design that is environmentally friendly and provides a lower refrigerant charge than conventional systems and can be installed in the middle of the bus for more uniform air flow.
Accessibility| September 30, 2010

APTA launches public transit testimonial video wall

Focusing on the economic, environmental, energy and quality of life benefits of public transit, the wall is aimed to show Congress the vital need for a multi-year surface transportation bill.
Bus| September 30, 2010

Freightliner introduces new XB-P, 45-foot bus chassis

Utilizes a 16,000-lb ZF™ Independent Front Suspension (IFS) and a Neway ADL series rear air-ride suspension. The heavy-duty steel frame rails reduce flex, bowing and vibration and minimize coach stress to guarantee a smooth and comfortable ride.
Bus| September 30, 2010

Freightliner unveils S2 cutaway at BusCon

Model is company’s first foray into the commercial bus cab cutaway market. Utilizing the proven technology of the popular FCCC S2 commercial bus chassis, the S2 cutaway differs from others in the market because it is built upon a proven shuttle bus chassis rather than a traditional truck chassis.
Accessibility| September 30, 2010

INIT signs contract to equip TriMet paratransit fleet

Per the contract, INIT will quip 254 paratransit vehicles and 15 supervisory vehicles with their combined on-board computers and mobile data terminals (COPILOTtouch) and also provide voice radio and cellular data modems, fleet management software (MOBILE-ITCS) for 9 dispatch workstations, emergency alarm improvements and training.
Bus| September 30, 2010

Officials: B.C. public transit to become unsustainable in 5 years

Restrictive legislation, limited revenues and increasing service demands from municipal partners are hindering the agency, President and CEO Manuel Achadinha said.

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