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MV donates $20K to aid disabled in Haiti

Accessibility| September 1, 2010
The Freedom of Mobility Donation will allow the group to provide mobility devices, such as wheelchairs and walkers, to its focal points to serve persons with disabilities who live in affected Haitian communities.

D.C. Metro charging higher fares during peak hours

Bus| September 1, 2010
A 20-cent peak-of-the-peak fee for trips taken between 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4:30 and 6 p.m. weekdays has been implemented to reduce the cost of a SmarTrip card from $5 to $2.50.
Rail| September 1, 2010

NJ Transit seeking Wi-Fi proposals

Selected firm(s) will be responsible for the design and architecture of the system to be used, including a list of materials, software, functionality of each module and all connections between system components as well as an implementation schedule. The RFP is due by 4 p.m. on September 30.
Bus| September 1, 2010

U.S. DOT moves up ‘Best Places to Work for’ list

Department enjoyed one of the greatest ranking improvements in the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in the Federal Government index among large agencies, with a 15.8 percent increase over 2009, placing 26 out of 32 in the 2010 survey.
Rail| September 1, 2010

NJ Transit orders 100 Bombardier railcars

The contract is valued at approximately $267 million and includes options for up to 79 additional vehicles.
Rail| September 1, 2010

SEPTA energy pilot to reduce emissions, generate $500K

A software optimization system will allow SEPTA to recycle the energy created from train and trolley regenerative braking at a propulsion substation, improving power quality, producing energy savings and generating revenues. The project will help SEPTA decrease its carbon emissions by 1,258 tons per year.
Bus| August 31, 2010

Smart phone apps help riders connect with services

S.F.'s BART was one of the first major transportation systems to go digital, and was among the first to allow third-party developers to access scheduling data.
Bus| August 31, 2010

AC Transit may enact severe cuts

Agency plans to cut weekend service by half, nearly all of its overnight bus lines and reduce service hours on all routes, due to a dispute with its largest labor union.
Rail| August 31, 2010

Smiths wins D.C. Metro anti-terrorism contract

PROTECT and FirstView allow transit authorities to monitor multiple chemical warfare sensors, distribute command and control responsibilities among agencies, and integrate Metro's hundreds of cameras into a manageable system.
Rail| August 31, 2010

U.S. DOT releases high-speed rail design standards

Creates a level playing field and economies of scale based on a common set of designs and technical requirements allowing U.S. based manufacturers to more effectively compete.

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