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TOD project near SEPTA station planned

Rail| June 9, 2010
Project includes construction of apartments with ground-floor stores near Temple University rail station, which connects with several rail lines.

Web Extra: Transit commuter benefit in danger of being slashed Dec. 31

Bus| June 9, 2010
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) included a provision to raise the monthly limit commuters can deduct from their paycheck on a pre-tax basis from $120 to $230 to pay for their commute and accrue savings. However, the additional savings will disappear if the law is allowed to sunset on Dec. 31, 2010, reverting to the $120 level unless Congress acts to extend it.
Bus| June 9, 2010

Proterra receives $20M from cleantech investor

MK Energy and Infrastructure’s investment will accelerate the construction of Proterra’s first full-scale manufacturing plant in Greenville, S.C., which will break ground later this year and have capacity to make 2,500 EcoRide BE-35 buses annually and employ 1,300 workers over the next five years.
Rail| June 8, 2010

New competitor enters HSR race to Vegas

Genesis High Speed Rail America LLC is proposing an intersecting line from Phoenix, linking the three major southwest metropolitan areas with one high-speed rail line.
Bus| June 8, 2010

Houston Metro buses in more than 1,000 crashes last year

Records show that of the 1,029 collisions documented, 338 were classified as preventable.
Rail| June 8, 2010

Denver RTD wins top award at APTA Rail Conference

RTD won the prestigious Rail Transit Team Achievement Award. This top award is given to the system with the highest rail operator and maintainer team combined score.
Rail| June 8, 2010

N.Y. MTA unveils solar-powered water heating system

Will lower the agency's power bill by $94,000 and cut 86 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.
Accessibility| June 8, 2010

Mobile app for disabled passengers tested in Paris

The Mobile Transit Companion is currently being piloted on Android phones in 10 stations along Line 14 of the Paris Metro.
Bus| June 8, 2010

MassDOT launches sustainability initiative

GreenDOT will be driven by three primary goals: reduce greenhouse gas emissions; promote the healthy transportation options of walking, bicycling, and public transit; and support for smart growth development.
Bus| June 8, 2010

Baltimore launches free downtown shuttle route

Charm City Circulator's Purple Line, operating hybrid-electric buses funded by parking tax increases, shuttles passengers for free.

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