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Moves to improve freight traffic affect commuter rail

Rail| February 25, 2010
Government officials say investments in improving rail traffic will boost speed and efficiency for both freight and commuter trains.

Vancouver buses, trains win ridership gold during Olympics

Bus| February 25, 2010
TransLink has averaged 1.6 million people a day, which is more than twice the normal daily average of 750,000 and well above the pre-Games forecast of 1.1 million passengers
Bus| February 25, 2010

Chicago transit union files complaint, lawsuit prelude

The move will prolong service cuts on bus routes and train lines as well as the layoffs that put 1,059 transit employees out of work and without health care benefits on Feb. 7.
Rail| February 25, 2010

Alstom to supply 23 trains to Germany

Features of the DMUs include mobile landings, adaptable to all platform heights; onboard surveillance cameras; a special access ramp and two wheelchair spaces.
Bus| February 25, 2010

Pierce Transit faces funding crisis

Without a solution to bridge a drastic budget gap, Tacoma, Wash.-based agency may be forced to eliminate bus service to much of the county in 2012.
Rail| February 25, 2010

AECOM lands Hong Kong rail design project

Contract work will include designs for a new interchange station, a semi-underground train-stabling facility, the upgrade of an existing rail depot and an extensive footbridge network.
Bus| February 25, 2010

D.C. transportation chief pushes for change

Gabe Klein, appointed by Mayor Adrien Fenty to head the District's Department of Transportation, is promoting plans for car and bike-sharing programs and has made some changes seen as anti-motorist.
Bus| February 25, 2010

IBM developing travel program to help avoid traffic

Combining predictive analytics with real-time information about current travel congestion from sensors and other data, the system could recommend better ways to get to a destination, such as how to get to a nearby mass transit hub, whether the train is predicted to be on time, and whether parking is predicted to be available at the train station.
Bus| February 25, 2010

Daimler taps new regional sales manager

As Southern regional sales manager, Denis Gray will oversee the pre-owned motorcoach sales efforts in the South. Gray brings 20 years of experience in the bus and motorcoach industry with him to the position.
Bus| February 25, 2010

SF Muni offering free TransLink cards to youths, seniors

To make it easier for youths and seniors to begin using TransLink, SFMTA is holding a series of promotional events at Muni Metro stations and at the first Sunday Streets event, where customers can apply in person for their free youth or senior TransLink card.

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