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DOT rulemaking to require seat belts on motorcoaches

Motorcoach| November 16, 2009
Discusses additional measures such as the establishment of performance requirements for enhanced roof strength, fire safety and emergency egress. Calls for safety improvements using technologies such as electronic stability control to prevent rollovers.

Feds seek oversight of transit safety standards

Rail| November 16, 2009
Under plan, states would be allowed to retain oversight if they can prove they are able to enforce federal safety rules.
Rail| November 16, 2009

1,207 customers board Minn. Northstar on first day

Assuming morning riders return home this afternoon, first-day totals will reach 2,414 rides, 70 percent of average weekday ridership expected during the first year.
Rail| November 16, 2009

Bombardier holding contest for future interior designs

Participants in the competition are invited to submit their proposals for different categories over the Web, and Bombardier executives and external experts will select the winning design, awarding prizes worth $15,000 for the best entries.
Rail| November 16, 2009

L.A. Metro unveils Gold Line Eastside Extension

Six-mile line links East L.A. with downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, as well as with the Metro Blue and Green light-rail lines, Metro Red and Purple subway lines and the Metro Orange Line dedicated busway.
Bus| November 16, 2009

ABA’s Marketplace to offer smart phone application

TripBuilder EventMobile combines event-specific information in a user friendly format for any type of Web-enabled mobile smart phone, and features up-to-the-minute event information, text alerts, advanced mapping, and TripBuilder's "Build MyBooth List" tool.
Rail| November 16, 2009

URS taps Simonetta to head HSR practice

He will be based in URS' Columbus, Ohio, office and direct its nationwide high-speed rail transit practice.
Rail| November 13, 2009

US Railcar to produce DMU passenger railcars

Only American-owned company that produces passenger rail cars manufactured in the U.S. Mr. Michael P. Pracht serves as its president and CEO.
Bus| November 13, 2009

Denver Union Station receives financing rating

Rating agency Fitch Group Inc. has given the project an investment grade designation for project's senior lien borrowing. This is not a full public rating, and is only to provide an indication of investment grade potential for the senior loan.
Rail| November 13, 2009

Calif. Gov. favored HSR over commuter rail

Ordered focus to be on proposed San Diego to San Francisco bullet train.

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