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Seattle security guards trained to stop fights

Bus| February 23, 2010
An incident in which a 15-year-old girl was beaten at an underground station while security guards looked on sparked additional training for private security guards.

San Francisco Muni taps new director of transit

Bus| February 23, 2010
John J. Haley joins Muni from the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Houston. As the vice president of Infrastructure and Service Development at Metro, Haley implemented new bus rapid transit and commuter rail services.
Rail| February 23, 2010

Alstom to supply Amsterdam metro

The municipality of Amsterdam has placed an order with Alstom Transport for 23 metro trainsets, for a total amount of around $272 million. The contract includes an option for additional metro trainsets for the North/South line which is under construction.
Bus| February 23, 2010

Cubic wins $15M South Florida smart card contract

Tri-Rail, the commuter rail service connecting Palm Beach and Broward Counties with Miami-Dade County, will be the first transit agency to join in the creation of a South Florida regional system, giving Floridians the ability to use one fare card — a smart card — to travel on both systems. Palm Tran and Broward County Transit are expected to join later.
Rail| February 23, 2010

Siemens to expand U.S. facility to meet HSR demand

The Sacramento facility, which employs more than 700 people and recently underwent a $26 million expansion, is the only permanent, light-rail vehicle manufacturing facility in the U.S.
Bus| February 23, 2010

N.Y. MTA to eliminate more than 1,000 positions

Plan includes cutting more than 600 represented and non-represented administrative positions. The agency also will begin the process of laying off up to 500 NYC Transit station agents.
Bus| February 23, 2010

Hawaii's Cummins-powered buses reach 1 million miles

The two Cummins-powered buses, which are owned by the City and County of Honolulu and operated by Oahu Transit Services Inc., are the first transit bus applications to be inducted into the club.
University| February 22, 2010

U of Mich. plans new transit center

Partially funded by ARRA, the project will reduce traffic, improve pedestrian safety, and provide bus stations that will be able to accommodate more buses from both the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority and the University.
University| February 22, 2010

Rutgers weighs added bus service

Students request more buses on weekday and weekend routes; the university's Parking and Transportation Services department says proposed changes are dependent on state funding and raising student fees.
University| February 22, 2010

U of Minn. students catch the jazz bus

The popular shuttle bus driver, known by students as the “Jazz Man,” plays music from his personal collection on his shuttle bus, and shares his musical knowledge with riders.

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