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CVSA report shows record low out-of-service rates

Motorcoach| July 13, 2010
Data from 2010 show the overall vehicle compliance rate at 80.0 percent (80.4 percent in 2009), with an overall driver compliance rate of 95.6 percent (unchanged from last year). More than 9,856 CVSA -certified inspectors at 2,482 locations across North America performed 65,327 truck and bus inspections.

Alstom wins $52M French tram contract

Rail| July 12, 2010
The Citadis units are 98 percent recyclable, but their composite materials and improved traction system mean they consume 10 percent less energy than a traditional tram, according to the company.
Motorcoach| July 12, 2010

NTSB releases bus safety recommendations

Issued to NHTSA, new suggestions replace existing standards, stress need for continued improvements.
Bus| July 12, 2010

Kent, Ohio's PARTA receives $20M TIGER grant

The new multimodal, regional facility is expected to be completed in October 2012.
Rail| July 12, 2010

N.C. receives first $20.3M for high-speed rail

Will serve as the first installment of the $545 million ARRA grant awarded to the state in January to continue its development of high-speed intercity rail.
University| July 12, 2010

U. of Wash. could lower parking tax to fund U-PASS

Tax shuffle could shift funds to university transportation programs.
Bus| July 12, 2010

UNLV gets $2.8M for transit center

The U.S. DOT grant, received by the RTC of Southern Nevada, will be applied to connecting UNLV to downtown Las Vegas and the northwest valley via the new ACExpress C Line. Additionally, a future BRT line will connect the campus and the transit center.
University| July 12, 2010

UW-Madison faces transportation budget gap

Proposals to bridge the budget gap include raising parking fees and charging university employees for bus passes for the first time.
University| July 12, 2010

Bay Metro shuttle to serve local colleges

Bay Metro, having already set up a shuttle service to one area university, will start serving two more colleges this fall with buses running Mondays through Thursdays.
Bus| July 12, 2010

Impostor takes D.C. Metro customers for a ride

He was eventually arrested and charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and fleeing an accident.

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