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FTA announces TIGGER fund availability

Bus| April 20, 2010
These discretionary program funds will be distributed in accordance with the mission of each program and in support of the U.S. Department of Transportation's environmental sustainability efforts.

Metro-St. Louis begins restoring services

Bus| April 20, 2010
Voters in nearly all parts of the County voted to approve Proposition A, which set a sales tax of one-half of 1 percent to fund public transit for the region. Prop A's passage in the County also triggered a one-quarter of 1 percent sales tax in the City of St. Louis that voters there approved in 1997.
Bus| April 20, 2010

DesignLine delivers to the Middle East

The ECO-Smart I Buses are expected to be operational prior to the end of June 2010, on Sir Bani Yas Island, making it the first destination in the world to have an entirely electric transportation system.
Accessibility| April 20, 2010

Transit advocates rally in 11 cities

From April 20-28, hundreds of members of the Transportation Equity Network and their allies in eleven cities will hold a series of memorial services, rallies, and other actions to resurrect mass transit in their communities.
Motorcoach| April 20, 2010

MegaBus debuts 100th Van Hool double-deck

The carrier’s Van Hools feature Cummins ISM engines and ZF 12 speed Astronic transmissions. Safety equipment includes passenger seat belts, SmarTire monitoring, Kidde fire suppression systems, an upper deck monitoring camera and a Saucon GPS system.
Accessibility| April 20, 2010

TriMet appoints first female ops executive director

Shelly Lomax will have direct responsibility for the Operations division, which includes all bus, MAX and WES operations and maintenance, system safety and security and accessible transportation. She is the first female to head the Operations division.
Rail| April 19, 2010

San Francisco names second female grip in history

Willa Johnson's predecessor, Fannie Barnes, retired from active cable car duty in 2002.
Rail| April 19, 2010

CTA begins testing of new railcars

The CTA is using capital funding from the Federal Transit Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation in addition to revenue bonds to purchase the rail cars. The total cost for the 406 rail cars is $603.6 million.
Rail| April 16, 2010

FTA awards TriMet $2.4M for streetcar research

At present there is no domestic manufacturer of streetcar propulsion systems. The propulsion system represents about 20 percent of the total cost of a vehicle. The FTA will fund 80 percent of the $3-million project, with a local match of $600,000.
Motorcoach| April 16, 2010

NAMO taps first Executive Administrator

Mary Presley will manage the affairs of the National Association of Motorcoach Operators on a daily basis, using her diverse experience in the bus and motorcoach industry.

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