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King County Metro considers barriers for driver protection

Bus| March 18, 2010
Agency will install Plexiglass barriers as part of a pilot program to test for effectiveness in protecting operators. A move prompted by a recent attack of a bus driver, who was beaten and knocked unconscious while behind the wheel during a late night route in Tukwila.

Bus driver at fault in crash with Houston railcar

Bus| March 18, 2010
The Houston Metro bus driver ran a red light, officials say. However, the driver insists that the light appeared to be green.
Rail| March 18, 2010

Amtrak joins Twitter

By monitoring and “listening” to Twitter conversations about Amtrak, the rail provider seeks to better respond to passenger comments and service-related inquiries, provide updates on service enhancements and post information on promotions and events.
Bus| March 18, 2010

TriMet GM to step down

Fred Hansen, 63, said the agency's economic troubles, which have chipped away at his aggressive expansion of high-frequency bus service, had nothing to do with his decision.
Motorcoach| March 18, 2010

Broken drive shaft likely cause in Texas bus crash

The investigation into this week's accident, however, is not yet complete.
Bus| March 18, 2010

Idaho launches new online source for buses

Riders will enjoy benefits of a dedicated online site for bus transit systems, including tracking transit activity, bus locations, system delays and current schedules through an interactive Web interface.
Bus| March 18, 2010

The T's board approves bus service changes

As with other transit agencies across the country, The T's sales tax revenue has been declining — down by 10 percent since September. The T has implemented salary freezes, cut administrative items and adjusted bus routes to better align route service with rider use.
Rail| March 17, 2010

HNTB, Wilbur Smith Assoc. to manage Fla. HSR

The team will provide overall program support and oversight for planning, design, public outreach, vehicle and systems integration, operations, construction, project controls and procurement of all contracts on the Florida high-speed rail program.
Bus| March 17, 2010

CTTransit takes delivery of New Flyer buses

The 35-foot, diesel-powered buses cost approximately $365,600 apiece. The low floor buses provide easier accessibility and have two wheelchair positions. The buses were purchased with federal stimulus funds and put into service for Connecticut commuters.
Bus| March 17, 2010

BAE supplies Alexander Dennis with hybrid system

The diesel-electric BAE Systems HybriDrive system being installed in the new ADL Enviro 400h hybrid buses for Oxford and Manchester, England, will deliver fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions that are up to 30 percent lower than conventional buses.

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