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Transbay center project reaches funding milestone

Bus| September 18, 2009
The three components of the project - replacing the outdated Transbay Terminal with a modern transit hub; extending the Caltrain rail line 1.3 miles into the heart of the Financial District; and redeveloping the area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 Council begins outreach program

Motorcoach| September 18, 2009
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.
Rail| September 17, 2009

Alstom to equip India rail

The contract is valued at a total of $133 million. The company will provide the design, manufacture, supply, installing, testing and commissioning of the train control and signaling system for line 1 and 2 of the new Bangalore metro system.
Bus| September 17, 2009

PB agrees to be acquired by Balfour Beatty

The acquisition must be approved by the shareholders of both organizations.
Bus| September 17, 2009

NJ Transit to improve station, advance LR project

The Newark Penn Station project is expected to be completed in mid-2011.
Rail| September 17, 2009

ABB to upgrade Brazil rail

Will provide three high- and medium-voltage rectifier substations, and will upgrade two existing 34.5 kV substations.
Bus| September 16, 2009

METRO Briefs

Senate proposal would allow guns on Amtrak. New transportation chief appointed to MBTA. Japan begins campaign against groping on trains.

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