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Bus| May 6, 2009
Texas senate gives go-ahead for HSR Corp. Utah officials want BRT route change. Transit group takes campaign online.

ABA Board, Foundation name new chairs

Motorcoach| May 6, 2009
The ABA Board of Directors also elected George Maney, president of Coach America in Dallas, to the Board, and Dan Eisentrager, vice president of Coach America's Western Region, to a non-voting seat.
Bus| May 6, 2009

APTA: Transit users save $8.6K yearly

Based on the cost of parking and the May 5 gas price of $2.079 as reported by AAA, the association’s Transit Savings Report calculates the average savings for public transit users at $724 per month.
Rail| May 5, 2009

Tri-Rail may run out of funds

As of Oct. 5, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will either operate for 18 additional months, based on the funding provided by legislation, or operate for nine to 12 months with a reduced schedule.
Bus| May 5, 2009

Foothill Transit, Proterra announce electric bus project

The project will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be deployed in early 2010 along Foothill Transit’s Line 291.
Rail| May 5, 2009

Eurostar releases ‘Tread Lightly Report’

Higher load factors and a switch of electricity supply in the Channel Tunnel have chiefly contributed to a cut of more than a quarter (31 percent) in carbon dioxide emissions per passenger trips, compared with 2007. Eurostar has now raised its target to a 35 percent savings by 2012.
Bus| May 5, 2009

SFMTA solicits bid for stimulus projects

The first project going to bid, which has been allocated $16 million in ARRA funding, will directly improve vehicle availability, service reliability and performance by rehabilitating approximately 40 standard and 20 articulated Muni buses.
Bus| May 5, 2009

Valley Metro unveils new bus wrap

Sixteen-year-old’s artwork was chosen out of 64 entries submitted by schools across the metro Phoenix area and will be on a Valley Metro bus for one year.
Bus| May 5, 2009

Miami-Dade begins work on Metrorail airport link

The new Metrorail line is scheduled to open in 2012.
Bus| May 5, 2009

New Flyer receives $267M in bus orders

Orders are from both current and new customers and are for a variety of vehicle configurations and propulsion systems, including 35-, 40- and 60-foot buses with clean diesel, diesel-electric hybrid and CNG propulsion systems.

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