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Mark IV reorganization plan wins court approval

Bus| September 28, 2009
Company will reduce debt obligations on its balance sheet from approximately $1.2 billion to approximately $400 million.

METRO Briefs

Bus| September 25, 2009
L.A. Metro fare system hits snag. Ads try to reduce fire risk. VRE to allow firearms.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2009

Safety Advocates file petition to curb cell use

Study found that texting increased the risk of a safety-critical driving event for truck drivers by 23.2 times. Another study conducted in 2006 found that drivers using cell phones failed to stop at stop signs 10 times more often than drivers not using cell phones.
Bus| September 25, 2009

Veolia unit to service Jackson, Miss. operation

PTM provides transit management, labor relations/collective bargaining and management consulting services to clients within the public transportation industry.
Motorcoach| September 25, 2009

Clean Energy to acquire BAF Technologies

Purchase price is approximately $8.3 million. BAF services include natural gas vehicle conversions, alternative fuel systems and research and development. Its vehicle conversions include taxis, limousines, vans, pick-up trucks and shuttle buses.
Motorcoach| September 24, 2009

MCI delivers D4505s to Nebraska

Equipped with three-point seat belts, the new coaches also have wheelchair lifts, surveillance cameras and other security and performance technologies that are standard on newer MCI models.
Rail| September 24, 2009

CHSRA to add $4.5B to fed stimulus funding app

Board approved a detailed package of dozens of engineering, environmental review, design-build, train control and electrification projects among every section of the 800-mile system.
Bus| September 24, 2009

N.Y. takes delivery of 95 NABI hybrid buses

The 40-foot, low-floor buses are scheduled to replace nearly one-third of Westchester County’s entire bus fleet by the end of the year. County also placed a follow-on order for an additional 11 hybrid powered LFW buses to be delivered in the spring of 2010.
Rail| September 24, 2009

Alstom delivers first Prima II locomotive to Morocco

A total of 20 locomotives will be delivered between October 2009 and March 2010, and will begin commercial operation throughout the Moroccan network.
Rail| September 24, 2009

Rail groups push HSR, opposes gun provision

NARP also released a fleet expansion proposal; a blueprint that addresses the lengthy lead-times required for ordering new equipment, and will allow Amtrak to start working now to meet future needs. This proposal is available online.

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