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Old Dominion U., Mass. Co. to test Maglev

Rail| January 11, 2010
MagneMotion Inc., a company founded by Richard D. Thornton, emeritus professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, received a $7.9-million grant in 2008 from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to conduct a three-phase test of its patented Maglev technology.

Georgetown university switches to biodiesel

Sustainability| January 11, 2010
University cites desire to lessen carbon footprint.
Bus| January 11, 2010

U. of Wyoming to purchase buses with fed funds

The buses will be put out for bid this spring and should arrive in eight months to a year, depending on manufacturer lead times.
Bus| January 11, 2010

Web Extra: COTA to take text messaging system-wide

Positive results during a pilot program are spurring the agency to bring text messaging capability to all its bus lines and, eventually, provide real-time bus updates rather than just scheduled arrivals.
Rail| January 11, 2010

American High-Speed Rail Alliance forms

Under the leadership of President Eric C. Peterson, the organization will broaden its scope to promote high-speed rail in cooperation with the broad range of stakeholders; including federal and state governments, associations, manufacturers, service providers, consumers and advocates.
University| January 11, 2010

Web Extra: Amtrak brings rail travel closer to Vt. college

Historical, restored station less than one mile away from campus now available for students to catch the “Ethan Allen Express” rail service.
University| January 11, 2010

U. of Alberta grad students want year-round U-Pass

Survey shows two-thirds of grad students work on campus during summer.
University| January 11, 2010

Zipcar, Zimride expand integrated car, ride sharing app.

Application is already available on 10 campuses across the U.S., including UCLA, the State University of New York Purchase, Minnesota, Stanford and the University of Michigan.
Bus| January 8, 2010

DOT research arm releases ITS strategic plan

Core of plan is a program called IntelliDriveSM, a multimodal initiative to support safety, mobility and environmental enhancements by providing safe, interoperable wireless connectivity between vehicles (autos, buses, trucks, rail, and other fleets), infrastructure and passengers' devices.
Rail| January 8, 2010

APTA launches Center for High-Speed Rail

Center will build on the efforts of other already existing APTA committees, including the High-Speed and Intercity Rail Committee and the Legislative Committee.

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