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TTI: Traffic costs $87B in fuel, lost productivity

Bus| July 8, 2009
Travelers spent one hour less stuck in traffic in 2007 than they did in 2006 and wasted one gallon less gasoline than the year before. The differences, though small, point to a break in near-constant growth in traffic over 25 years.

Miami launches online rider alert system

Accessibility| July 8, 2009
Customers also can set up the new rider alert system to notify them on the operational status of Metrorail or Metromover station elevators and escalators. System also lets paratransit customers sign up to receive STS updates.
Bus| July 7, 2009

Port Authority upgrades Website, joins Twitter

New interactive Website allows riders to access schedules and destination information more easily. Passengers also can follow the agency's PATH Twitter account for service information and customer service questions.
Rail| July 7, 2009

PB wins Dallas LRT extension contract

PB will serve as the lead engineering firm, providing civil, track work, structural, architectural, geotechnical, traffic and certain systems engineering design services.
Bus| July 7, 2009

Veolia, New Orleans RTA reach agreement

Company has been operating public transportation in city under traditional management contract with RTA since October of 2008.
Rail| July 7, 2009

Railway safety experts form consulting firm

Key services include implementing complete safety programs, FRA Rule Part 236 compliance analysis and documentation generation, system safety design assessment, safety hazard analyses, and review of operating rules and procedures for safety.
Motorcoach| July 7, 2009

Gulf Stream Coach enters shuttle bus market

Gulf Tran, an affiliate of Gulf Stream Coach Inc. will showcase three new product lines at the BusCon show in Chicago, Ill. from Sept. 15-17.
Rail| July 7, 2009

Ansaldo STS secures $24M NY contract

ASTS will provide a relay-based wayside signaling system to replace and upgrade two current interlocking on the Queens Boulevard Line. In addition to meeting the latest New York City Transit Authority standards, the state-of-the-art system will be Communications Based Train Control-ready.
Rail| July 7, 2009

Alstom, Paris transit, partner on energy storage

The STEEM (Maximised Energy Efficiency Tramway System) project will enable the trams to run without catenary power, allowing them to be integrated more effectively into the urban environment and generate energy and infrastructure savings.
Bus| July 7, 2009

Cubic acquires Vix ERG's Calif. ops center, licenses

The agreement initially will cover servicing the TransLink contract in the San Francisco Bay Area and eventually include the other transit agencies currently using Vix ERG MASS systems.

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