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METRO Briefs

Rail| September 10, 2008
Northern California builders support transit plan. High-speed rail capable of pollution-free operation. Air France considers expanding into high-speed rail.

ABA releases Top 100 Events list

Motorcoach| September 10, 2008
Annual guide for professional travel planners and general public highlights top fairs, festivals, parades and shows across North America. While the Top 100 are not ranked, ABA highlights the top U.S. and Canadian events for 2009.
Accessibility| September 10, 2008

DriveCam names Brandon Nixon CEO

Nixon most recently served as senior vice president, commercial businesses, for ViaSat. He also served as CEO of Enerdyne Technologies Inc. from 2002 to 2006.
Sustainability| September 10, 2008

Bus that uses magnets to steer tested in California

Special sensors and processors on board the bus detected the magnets in the pavement and controlled the steering based upon the information it received.
Accessibility| September 10, 2008

NACTO pushes feds to fund bridges, roads, transit

Platform centers on three principles that they’d like to see be addressed during the upcoming reauthorization of the Federal transportation bill: to fully fund repairs for American roads, bridges and mass transit; to lead the country in combating energy dependence and climate change; and to cut red tape and bureaucracy to deliver projects more quickly.
Motorcoach| September 10, 2008

New York tests double-decker bus

Manufactured by Van Hool, the vehicle employs efficiency of a high-capacity design, which at 45 feet in length is 15 feet shorter than an articulated bus.
Rail| September 10, 2008

Expert testifies expanding transit will help economy

Also a key solution to tackle climate change, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and boost the economic competitiveness of our population centers, Andrew Darrel, VP for Living Cities Program said.
Motorcoach| September 9, 2008

NTSB to hold public hearing on coach accident

The one-and-a-half day hearing will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the NTSB’s board room and conference center in Washington, D.C.
Rail| September 9, 2008

L.B. Foster wins Calif. orders

Delivery of CWR for Caltrain will begin in the late third quarter of this year, while delivery for Metrolink project is set to be completed during fourth quarter of 2008.
Bus| September 9, 2008

Survey: 8 out of 10 systems exceeding capacity

APTA survey reveals the most common limitation is budgetary, with 65 percent reporting insufficient revenue to operate additional service.

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