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Cleveland RTA officials question union priorities

Bus| April 1, 2010
Last week, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 268, rejected the terms of a recommended agreement by a fact-finder, appointed by the State Employee Relations Board, to settle a contract dispute with RTA.

D.C. Metro problems jeopardize new transit projects

Bus| April 1, 2010
FTA is considering the safety and reliability of the Metro system before granting money for new transit lines including a Purple Line light-rail system in Maryland and streetcar networks in Arlington County and the District.
Rail| April 1, 2010

RTD, BNSF reach $144M FasTracks agreement

The closing on these agreements will enable the FasTracks program to move forward, providing property needed to build the Gold Line, Northwest Rail Corridor, and have access in and out of Denver Union Station and the commuter rail maintenance facility.
Rail| April 1, 2010

Metrolink employees object to personality profiling

The dispute sets up a potentially major labor-management clash.
Motorcoach| April 1, 2010

MCI wins 70 D4505 Greyhound order

Each new coach will feature a wheelchair lift and plush leatherette passenger seating for 50, compared to the typical 55-seat configuration for the D4505 model. This move will give riders significantly more legroom.
Bus| April 1, 2010

D.C. Metro appoints chief safety officer

James M. Dougherty will lead the transit agency’s continuous efforts to provide the region with safe public transportation services. Most recently, he was the Chief Safety Officer and Director of Safety, Security and Enforcement for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
Accessibility| April 1, 2010

APTA: 84 percent of transit systems raising fares, cutting service

The association’s latest report, "Impacts of the Recession on Public Transportation Agencies", shows that since Jan. 1, 2009, 84 percent of public transit systems have raised fares, cut service or are considering either of those actions. Fifty-nine percent of public transit systems reported that they have already cut service or raised fares.
Rail| March 31, 2010

FRA seeks apps. for $115M in high-speed grants

Applications and proposals for these funds are due by May 19, with selection announcements made during summer 2010.
Bus| March 31, 2010

American Seating receives design awards

The InSight product line received the 2010 iF (International Forum) product design award, while its Vision product received the 2009 Good Design award in the Transportation category. Both awards are for advanced design and industrial achievements.
Bus| March 31, 2010

IC Bus holds annual meeting

The meeting culminated with an awards ceremony, recognizing exceptional individuals throughout the IC Bus dealer network, including 10 IC Bus Dealer Scholarship recipients and its "Unsung Hero" Marv Wood, a training director with Leonard Bus Sales, an IC Bus dealer in Deposit, N.Y.

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