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Illinois university launches safe ride program

University| August 31, 2009
Students who are on campus late simply dial the SafeRides number, tell the dispatcher where they are located, and a minibus will pick them up and drop them off at their desired location within the designated service area.

W. Va. University PRT system back in service

University| August 31, 2009
Introduced at WVU in 1975, the personal rapid transit system was the first fully-automated rapid transit system in the world.
Bus| August 31, 2009

AECOM acquires LAN Engineering Corp.

The acquisition of LAN strengthens AECOM's transportation practice, according to the company.
Motorcoach| August 31, 2009

N.C. passes new motorcoach license restriction

Effective December 1, 2009, persons required to register under the sex offender and public protection registration plans will be denied a “Passenger” or “School Bus” endorsement.
Bus| August 28, 2009

METRO Briefs

Judge rules HSR EIS inadequate. CUMTD continues green push. Arists to beautify Fla. bus stops.
Bus| August 28, 2009

NYCT testing turbine-powered bus

The DesignLine buses, which have a capacity of either 35 or 37 seats, depending on the configuration, with 30 standees, are anticipated to have significantly reduced maintenance costs, and include a 12-year warranty on the turbine engine and lithium-ion battery pack, eliminating the need for midlife replacement.
Bus| August 28, 2009

Miami-Dade receives FTA stimulus funding

Of the total $64.5 million, $9.7 million will be allocated to 24 Miami-Dade municipalities for transit related projects within their respective municipal boundaries.
Rail| August 28, 2009

Fares established for Northstar rail system

Northstar is the region's first commuter-rail line and is expected to carry 3,400 riders each weekday during its first year of operation. As the service and market matures, ridership is expected to grow to 4,100 weekday rides.
Bus| August 28, 2009

St. Louis to distribute hand sanitizer to passengers

Beginning in September, Metro staff and Red Cross volunteers will distribute free sample-size hand sanitizers and wellness information at select Metro locations.
Bus| August 28, 2009

KCATA launches bus tracker, social media pages

“Webwatch” will enable riders to see where their bus is and when it is expected to arrive at their stop. Also using Twitter and Facebook pages to alert customers to changes to routes, and to post contests, promotions and other passenger information.

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