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Federal stimulus to fund Seattle track improvements

Rail| April 23, 2009
The $4.6 million grant is part of $131 million in federal stimulus funds for transit projects in the Puget Sound region. Seven miles of existing track and street crossings will be upgraded.

Maxwell Technologies awarded $13.5M China order

Bus| April 23, 2009
Will supply ultracapacitor modules to support braking energy recuperation and torque assist functions in 1,000 diesel-electric hybrid transit buses.
Bus| April 23, 2009

LaHood: reinvest cost savings on transit

In just seven weeks, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved more than 2,400 requests worth $7.5 billion for highway, road, bridge and airport construction and repairs nationwide.
Rail| April 23, 2009

Web Extra: Growth, cost control hot topics at light rail event

Other opening day topics included TOD, attractive stop and station design, and art along rail lines to attract riders.
Accessibility| April 22, 2009

METRO Briefs

Stimulus to revive Florida HSR plans. N.C. transit to end taxi vouchers. Berkeley mayor trades car for bus pass.
Bus| April 22, 2009

GO Transit unveils first wind turbine

Located in Mississauga, the 102-foot-high wind turbine generates up to 50 kilowatts of power and could produce up to 80 percent of its Lisgar Station's power needs.
Rail| April 22, 2009

ARRA to fund Chicago Transit track replacement

The $87.8 million project will create approximately 400 jobs locally over the course of the project through the construction contractor.
Rail| April 22, 2009

Alstom launches Citadis tramsets in France

Trams feature a low floor to provide easy access for persons with reduced mobility, air conditioning, video surveillance, visual information displays and spoken announcements.
Bus| April 22, 2009

Transit agencies celebrate Earth Day

An individual switching to public transit can reduce his or her daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds or more than 4,800 pounds a year.
Motorcoach| April 22, 2009

NTSB cites driver fatigue in Utah crash

Lack of adequate sleep affected driver’s awareness of his vehicle's excessive speed and lane position on a downhill mountain grade of a rural secondary road.

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