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Sound Transit's Link light rail ridership strong

Rail| July 30, 2009
Carried an estimated average of 12,000 riders each weekday during the first week of service. Another estimated 16,900 riders took Link on Saturday and 15,100 on Sunday.

DHS awards $78 million for transit security programs

Bus| July 30, 2009
Will be used to hire new law enforcement officers and by police departments with dedicated transit bureaus to hire anti-terrorism personnel, purchase anti-terrorism equipment and obtain and train explosive detection canines.
Bus| July 30, 2009

Canadian ATU supports safety shields on buses

Survey shows that 36 percent of transit workers have been physically assaulted during their career. Canadian transit systems reported 1,626 assaults against transit workers in 2007 and reported 2,064 assaults in 2008.
Rail| July 30, 2009

NTSB releases 4th update on D.C. train crash

To date, significant work has been done to determine why the presence of train 214 was not identified on the train control circuit that allowed train 112 to crash into it. The NTSB's accident investigation is continuing, and more work is needed to fully understand why the train control system did not perform as designed.
Rail| July 30, 2009

Amtrak, IBM reach IT agreement

IBM will support the infrastructure for Amtrak's reservation system as well as the corporation's entire computing infrastructure from delivery centers in the U.S.
Bus| July 30, 2009

SEPTA receives $4.5M in ARRA security funds

Will cover the salaries, equipment and related expenses for 12 new police officers. This will increase the number of law enforcement officers in the SEPTA Transit Police Department from 256 to 268.
Bus| July 29, 2009

METRO Briefs

CTA bus drivers need help deterring harassment. Transit security officer training in question. Midwest governors seek HSR funds.
Bus| July 29, 2009

MTA releases prelim. budget, 4-year financial plan

Includes no service cuts or fare increases in the 2010 budget; projected cash balances of $29 million in 2009, $39 million in 2010, $1 million in 2011, and manageable projected deficits for 2012 and 2013.
Motorcoach| July 29, 2009

Daimler Buses updates Setra sales territories

Territories for new and pre-owned Setra motorcoach sales realigned.
Accessibility| July 29, 2009

Gold Coast donates retired vehicles to non-profits

Vehicles fueled with CNG, providing the recipients an extra benefit of being environmentally friendly. All the agencies receiving vehicles are responsible for fueling, maintaining and insuring the vehicles, and each will track how the vehicles are used.

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