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MCI wins 70 D4505 Greyhound order

Motorcoach| April 1, 2010
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.

D.C. Metro appoints chief safety officer

Bus| April 1, 2010
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.
Rail| March 31, 2010

Alstom delivers first Reims tramset

Each of the 18 cars will sport one of the eight hues selected by the French agency: yellow, orange, red, purple, pink, blue, turquoise and green.
Rail| March 31, 2010

Article: Five suggestions for safer transit systems

Steps include "gaming technology," germ warfare and emergency preparedness.
Bus| March 31, 2010

Santa Clara, Calif. transit agency honored for budget

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association notes the excellence of VTA’s fiscal year 2010-2011 budget as a policy document, a financial plan, an operations guide and a communications device.
Motorcoach| March 31, 2010

Feds propose texting ban for interstate truck, bus drivers

New federal rule may specifically prohibit texting by interstate commercial truck and bus drivers. Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative partnership will make the federal regulatory process more accessible to the public through Regulation Room, an online public participation environment where people can learn about and discuss proposed federal regulations and provide feedback.

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