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Amtrak, student group partner to preserve Yosemite

Rail| August 26, 2009
Students work alongside National Park Service professionals tracking black bears; removing unwanted campsites and invasive plants; monitoring water quality; updating museum archives and enhancing the visitor's experience.

Midwest charter co. receives top safety scores

Motorcoach| August 26, 2009
Company encourages college and university travel coordinators to research motorcoach carriers by asking for their DOT Number and running it through the results found at www.safersys.org, the FMCSA website.
Bus| August 26, 2009

ATU approves tentative BART contract agreement

The tentative agreement must be ratified by the BART Board of Directors at its next regularly scheduled September meeting before taking effect.
Rail| August 26, 2009

Michigan seeks funding for high-speed Amtrak line

Trains currently operate at speeds up to 95 mph between Kalamazoo and Niles and are expected to increase to 110 mph by the end of 2009. Federal funding would allow expansion of better train technology and increased train speeds east of Kalamazoo, while Amtrak expands the technology and increases train speeds west to Porter, Ind., an important link on the trip to and from Chicago and cities beyond.
Bus| August 26, 2009

Nova Bus sponsors 2 COMTO scholarships

Both scholarship winners were selected because they combine high academic performance with significant community involvement.
Bus| August 26, 2009

RTC opens new maintenance facility

Costing approximately $75 million, the Sunset Maintenance Facility has a number of sustainable building features, including high-efficiency insulation and lighting, low-flow water features, water-efficient landscaping and a high-efficiency bus wash that reclaims waste water.
Bus| August 26, 2009

Detroit transit receives $20.5M in ARRA funds

The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation will utilize the funding for several capital projects, including the purchase of three 40-foot alternative-fuel buses, an automatic vehicle locator system (AVL) and communications equipment.
Rail| August 26, 2009

Fla. coalition backs $30M HSR bid

ConnectUs Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, sent letters to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of Florida’s application seeking funds for the Preliminary Engineering and NEPA Environmental studies for the Orlando-Miami corridor.
Bus| August 25, 2009

Houston Metro launches service, changes

With only five stops, the SwiftLine enables patrons to enjoy a short trip - approximately less than 20 minutes - aboard a state-of-the-art hybrid bus.
Rail| August 25, 2009

ARRA to fund Amtrak station renovation

Will renovate the current Elizabethtown Amtrak station building, reconstruct and triple the size of each rail platform, and provide other upgrades.

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