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Foothill to deploy first Proterra battery-electric bus

Sustainability| August 31, 2010
Beginning Sept. 3, the agency will launch the EcoRide BE35s and related fast charging stations into its existing bus fleet and transit routes with the goal of establishing a full fleet of clean-fueled vehicles by 2011.

ABC delivers Van Hool C2045s to Va.

Motorcoach| August 31, 2010
The new 55-passenger coaches have the Angel Trax security monitoring system; DriveCam; wood grain flooring; and Amaya passenger seats custom built to Venture's specification, which includes three-point seat belts and other luxury and safety options.
Rail| August 31, 2010

L.A. Metro issues RFP for light rail extension

The $450 million-plus design-build-finance project will involve final design, construction and financing of 11.5-miles of track, utilities, crossings and systems, as well as six stations, multiple bridges and a 25 acre-plus light rail maintenance facility.
Rail| August 31, 2010

Operation Lifesaver lauded for safety efforts

NTSB chief commended OLI for its leading role in efforts to reduce highway-rail grade crossing accidents by more than 80 percent since its founding in 1972.
Bus| August 31, 2010

Mobis Transportation to open Ore. bike transit center

Located in the recently completed Hillsboro, Ore. Intermodal Transit Facility one block from Tri-Met's Blue MAX transit line, Bikestation Hillsboro will provide members with electronically secure indoor bicycle parking, showers, restrooms, lockers, a bicycle self-repair stand with tools and transit information.
Rail| August 30, 2010

ASU students, Metro form LR awareness pilot

The ambassador program is staffed by ASU students and PTS employees who volunteer for the position.
University| August 30, 2010

Miami U., U. of Chicago extend First Transit contracts

The company has provided shuttle service for the students of both universities since 2006 and currently transports more than 415,000 passengers annually.
University| August 30, 2010

U. of Illinois parking permit sales drop

Campus parking permit sales have dropped by more than 25 percent during the last four academic years and by 13 percent last year alone, local news reports.
University| August 30, 2010

Kansas U. ridership doubles after going fare free

The KU on Wheels bus system is fare-free for students and faculty as well as residents of the city who have a valid city transit pass. Ridership doubled in the first fare-free year, with an additional 20-percent increase last year.
University| August 30, 2010

Web Extra: Virginia Tech teams with transit to launch VT Bus Tracker

Blacksburg, Va.-based Blacksburg Transit worked with a team of students at the Virginia Tech Computer Science Department to unveil the system, which provides smartphone apps and text versions that deliver bus locations, speeds and the number of passengers on each bus.

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