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Poll: Chicagoans support funding transit over roads

Bus| July 29, 2010
Sharing the long-held stance of many city residents, 52-percent of suburbanites said they agree with investing more government resources in public transit, versus 32 percent who chose improvements to highways and toll roads.

FRA awards $46.5M for Wisconsin high-speed rail

Rail| July 29, 2010
Wisconsin DOT will complete preliminary engineering and final design work, conduct program management activities and complete environmental management plans for the Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed rail corridor that will operate at speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.
Bus| July 29, 2010

FMCSA awards $1M for driver safety training

Program aims to make roadways safer by increasing the number of CDL holders with enhanced safety training and to assist economically distressed regions of the U.S. by providing training opportunities for qualified individuals to become commercial motor vehicle operators.
Bus| July 28, 2010

Ontario's Metrolinx fills two key positions

Current President/CEO Rob Prichard was named chair of the board of directors, while Bruce McCuaig was named as its new president/CEO of Metrolinx.
Bus| July 28, 2010

NABI wins Santa Monica Blue Bus contract

With the additional nine 40-foot buses as well as the 16 60-foot articulated CNG buses recently awarded to NABI, 100 percent of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus fleet will be powered with alternate fueled propulsion systems.
Motorcoach| July 28, 2010

Travel center chain offers rewards card for motorcoach drivers

TA and Petro offers customers diesel and gasoline fueling services, full and quick-service restaurants, heavy truck maintenance services, 24-hour convenience stores, electronic communication (Wi-Fi) and other services — all within large, high traffic facilities.
Bus| July 28, 2010

Centro receives final funding piece for bus transfer hub

Transit customers will have an off-street, open-air, but fully sheltered and supervised location with a dedicated platform section for each specific bus route.
Bus| July 28, 2010

Rep. Mica: Gas tax increase dead

Although some leading Democrats support a gas tax increase in the next surface transportation reauthorization, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, who testified at a hearing Tuesday, confirmed that the administration does not support any increase in the gas tax.
Bus| July 27, 2010

Sen. Schumer: Make PT tax break permanent

Set to expire at the end of the year, the measure enables employees with monthly mass transit fees to deduct up to $230 from their paychecks, tax-free, through an employer benefit program.
Rail| July 27, 2010

NTSB: D.C. Metro’s safety problems preceded crash

Previous accidents, some of which killed employees, foreshadowed the 2009 Metrorail crash that killed nine people.

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