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Long Island Rail Road marks 175 years of service

Rail| May 7, 2009
The LIRR is the oldest railroad in the U.S. operating under its original name. In its long history the LIRR has served billions of customers — taking them to and from jobs, homes, schools, recreational and leisure activities and other events.

DART taps Tyco Electronics for communications system

Accessibility| May 7, 2009
Proposed system will accommodate more than 3,000 radio users and can easily grow to accommodate up to 6,000 users and operate on existing DART frequencies, which can expand when some other frequencies become available.
Motorcoach| May 7, 2009

MCI delivers to Louisiana, Tennessee

D4505s come equipped with three-point seat belts and SmarTire, and the E4500 features a Cummins engine and Allison Transmission and optional 10.2-inch LCD monitors.
Bus| May 6, 2009

METRO Briefs

Texas senate gives go-ahead for HSR Corp. Utah officials want BRT route change. Transit group takes campaign online.
Motorcoach| May 6, 2009

ABA Board, Foundation name new chairs

The ABA Board of Directors also elected George Maney, president of Coach America in Dallas, to the Board, and Dan Eisentrager, vice president of Coach America's Western Region, to a non-voting seat.
Bus| May 6, 2009

APTA: Transit users save $8.6K yearly

Based on the cost of parking and the May 5 gas price of $2.079 as reported by AAA, the association’s Transit Savings Report calculates the average savings for public transit users at $724 per month.
Rail| May 5, 2009

Tri-Rail may run out of funds

As of Oct. 5, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will either operate for 18 additional months, based on the funding provided by legislation, or operate for nine to 12 months with a reduced schedule.
Bus| May 5, 2009

Foothill Transit, Proterra announce electric bus project

The project will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be deployed in early 2010 along Foothill Transit’s Line 291.
Rail| May 5, 2009

Eurostar releases ‘Tread Lightly Report’

Higher load factors and a switch of electricity supply in the Channel Tunnel have chiefly contributed to a cut of more than a quarter (31 percent) in carbon dioxide emissions per passenger trips, compared with 2007. Eurostar has now raised its target to a 35 percent savings by 2012.
Bus| May 5, 2009

SFMTA solicits bid for stimulus projects

The first project going to bid, which has been allocated $16 million in ARRA funding, will directly improve vehicle availability, service reliability and performance by rehabilitating approximately 40 standard and 20 articulated Muni buses.

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