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IBM lands 3 rail software contracts

Rail| October 7, 2009
LIRR, BART and D.C. Metro will deploy IBM software to manage and maintain rail cars, locomotives, and their associated components to improve operations and passenger safety.

BC Transit unveils Ballard-powered hydrogen buses

Bus| October 7, 2009
Fuel cell buses are zero-emission vehicles, with no greenhouse gases, particulates, or harmful emissions released during operation. Water is the only byproduct. BC Transit's fleet of fuel cell buses is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by around 1,800 tons per year in British Columbia.
Accessibility| October 7, 2009

APTA supports provisions in climate change proposal

The "Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act" introduced by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA) this week potentially offers important new funding to expand access to public transportation.
Bus| October 7, 2009

D.C. Metro police patrol garages with 3-wheeled vehicles

Two new, motorized T3 vehicles will be used to patrol large areas, such as multi-level parking garages, to help deter auto thefts and thefts from autos, some of the most common types of crimes committed on Metro property. T3s are electric, three-wheeled vehicles that are driven by a police officer who stands between the rear wheels.
Bus| October 7, 2009

APTA: Public transit riders save $9K annually

Transit riders can save on average $755 per month. The savings amount is based on the cost of the national averages for parking and driving, as well as, the October 5 national average gas price of $2.461 per gallon for self-serve regular gasoline as reported by AAA.
Bus| October 7, 2009

FTA launches bus safety Website

Bus Safety and Security Website will give users quick and easy access to a comprehensive resource library that houses more than 1,000 downloadable technical assistance documents, and a community forum to support peer-to-peer information sharing.
Rail| October 7, 2009

Siemens wins San Diego light rail contract

Contract is worth $205.2 million. The 57 new vehicles will replace some of the 134 light rail vehicles in operation on the MTS lines, many of which are more than 20 years old.
Bus| October 6, 2009

Utah receives federal grant for intermodal center

Allows UTA to advance design and engineering on the Orem Intermodal Center, which will be completed prior to the opening of its FrontRunner Provo to Salt Lake City commuter rail line in 2012 or 2013.
Rail| October 6, 2009

Dallas' Orange Line wins FTA award

Established as a best practice for other transit agencies to use, the award recognizes exemplary efforts in preparing effective and practical environmental documents consistent with prevailing requirements and expectations while achieving the objective of paperwork reduction.
Rail| October 6, 2009

L.B. Foster to equip Port Authority rail

Will provide rail fasteners, track work and new rail for construction of the 1.2-mile North Shore Connector.

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