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MBTA expecting $73M shortfall in 2011

Bus| March 16, 2010
Agency is currently restructuring available finances to limit any potential negative impacts of the shortfall on riders and taxpayers.

Report: Fare evasion costs NYCT $27M

Bus| March 16, 2010
Prior to updating the way the numbers were counted last April, NYCT officials believed the agency was only losing $7 million a year.
Bus| March 16, 2010

Bus signs criticizing OC Transpo workers’ wages rejected

A taxpayer advocacy group critical of how much transit workers earn is suing the City of Ottawa after their ad was rejected, due to inaccurate wording, the city claims.
Bus| March 16, 2010

GO Transit makes changes to meet demand

Strategically-adjusted train and bus schedules, across all seven corridors, vary from minor changes to departure and arrival times, to significant service changes and additions.
Accessibility| March 16, 2010

Transit leaders urge Congress to move quickly on legislation

Since the last federal surface transportation act expired last fall, Congress has been granting short-term extensions. The current extension is scheduled to expire March 28.
Rail| March 16, 2010

Wabtec acquires Xorail for $40M

Provides a variety of engineering, design and construction services, mainly for railway signaling systems, and has annual sales of about $40 million. Wabtec expects the transaction to be accretive in the first year.
Accessibility| March 15, 2010

Mineta Institute publishes emergency management handbook

Specific guidance and management techniques are provided to aid emergency planning staff to create DHS-compliant systems.
Bus| March 15, 2010

Santa Clara, Calif. transit agency extends GM contract

Michael T. Burns, who earns $290,000 a year, will not seek a raise.
Bus| March 15, 2010

Wyoming becomes 20th state to ban texting while driving

On January 26, Sec.LaHood announced federal guidance to prohibit texting by drivers of commercial vehicles such as large trucks and buses. Truck and bus drivers who text while driving commercial vehicles may be subject to civil or criminal penalties of up to $2,750.
Rail| March 15, 2010

New Orleans receives $45M for streetcar expansion

Grant was part of $1.5 billion TIGER Award from the U.S. DOT. It will expand the historic New Orleans streetcars through the city’s central business district, a corridor that is home to significant commercial and business activity.

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