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Report: Referenda popular way to boost funding

Bus| September 18, 2009
States are veering away from the traditional transportation revenue source of motor fuel taxes; instead, referenda were primarily regarding sales and property taxes, bonds and other fees.

METRO Briefs

Bus| September 18, 2009
Audit finds potential $31.7M savings. MBTA commuters upset. DART launches Green Line.
Bus| September 18, 2009

Des Moines orders 20 Orion VIIs

DART, with a fleet of more than 150 buses, operates the largest mass transit service in the state of Iowa, serving the entire metro Capital region including its 19 cities and towns.
Rail| September 18, 2009

Bombardier to supply 30 trains to Germany

The vehicles, valued at approximately $190 million, will be delivered between August 2011 and September 2013.
Bus| September 18, 2009

Survey: L.A. Metro riders mostly satisfied

The latest on-board survey, conducted in June 2009, increases the number of satisfied riders by two percent compared with the last survey, which was conducted in the spring of 2008.
Bus| September 18, 2009

Transbay center project reaches funding milestone

The three components of the project - replacing the outdated Transbay Terminal with a modern transit hub; extending the Caltrain rail line 1.3 miles into the heart of the Financial District; and redeveloping the area surrounding the Transbay Transit Center with 2,600 new homes (35 percent affordable), parks and a retail main street - will help to return San Francisco to a culture of mass transit.
Motorcoach| September 18, 2009

Motorcoach Council begins outreach program

The "Get Motorcoachified" campaign's vibrant color palette, iconic graphics and catchy slogans were designed to amuse, educate, and intrigue while building consumer familiarity with the term "motorcoach," as they make an impact on the road, according to the Council.
Rail| September 18, 2009

Amtrak to launch restored Wash. rail service

The city partnered with the Port of Chelan, Chelan County Commissioners, Washington State Senator Linda Evans Parlette and U.S. Senator Patty Murray as they worked with Amtrak and BNSF representatives on the project.
Rail| September 18, 2009

Alstom unveils new commuter train for U.K.

The new model from the X’Trapolis product platform features bogie offset articulation, which reduces the number of bogies by up to 30 percent, increasing aisle and gangway space, and making the train 28 percent lighter.
Accessibility| September 17, 2009

McKitterick to CFO First Transit, First Services

McKitterick, who joined FirstGroup America in March 2008 as the senior finance director for First Student's Central Region, will direct and manage all financial aspects of First Transit and First Services in her new role.

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