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CTA takes delivery of 58 stimulus-funded buses

Bus| September 22, 2009
The 60-foot hybrid articulated buses are at least 30 percent more fuel efficient than the non-hybrid buses they replaced and are 60 percent lower in emissions.

U.S. transit systems on alert per terror investigation

Bus| September 22, 2009
Systems have stepped up safety patrols in response to a DHS advisory connected to an FBI investigation of a possible U.S. terror cell and an alleged plot to use hydrogen peroxide explosives.
Motorcoach| September 22, 2009

Palmeri to managing director for GroupConnect.com

Joining the organization as it prepares for its launch, Palmeri will be responsible for developing and executing a vigorous strategic business plan; managing product development and marketing plans; working to build coalitions to achieve broad third-party stakeholder outreach; and serving as the group's primary media spokesperson.
Motorcoach| September 21, 2009

ABC delivers M1235 to Pa.

Built on the Freightliner S2 coach chassis and powered by a Cummins ISB engine coupled to an Allison 2200PTS transmission, the M1235 is the fourth mid-sized model for operator.
Bus| September 21, 2009

Sec. LaHood launches new program for women

The new program, managed by a partnership between the U.S. Department of Transportation and Spelman College, is part of a broader effort, led by the White House, to ensure that federal programs and policies take into account the distinct needs and concerns of women and girls.
Bus| September 21, 2009

43 green transit projects awarded fed funds

The Federal Transit Administration reviewed more than $2 billion in applications for these funds.
Bus| September 21, 2009

MBTA updates system maps, signage

For the first time ever the maps will display connections to key bus routes to and from subway stations.
Bus| September 21, 2009

Cleveland RTA bans employees cell phone use

Cell phones can only be used when the operator is on layover, the vehicle is stopped, the parking brake is set, and they have left the driver’s seat. The same rules apply if an operator has to use a personal cell phone to contact a dispatcher.
Bus| September 18, 2009

Report: Referenda popular way to boost funding

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.
Bus| September 18, 2009

METRO Briefs

Audit finds potential $31.7M savings. MBTA commuters upset. DART launches Green Line.

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