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Management & Operations| August 7, 2009
Officials: Without funds rail systems will deteriorate. SF Muni buys insurance. Sander lands jobs at AECOM.

Valley Metro helps commuters cut down on GHGs

Bus| August 7, 2009
The agency’s free, online “ShareTheRide” system helps commuters figure out how much pollution their vehicle or mode of travel will generate, and choose an alternative with a lighter carbon footprint.
Bus| August 7, 2009

CoachCrafters wins NORTA repowering contract

CoachCrafters expects that repowering transit buses will become more and more popular over the next few years as many buses with Detroit engines need to either be repowered or retired.
Bus| August 7, 2009

Daimler receives KC Metro hybrid order

Additional orders for Orion VII transit buses include the purchase of 75 Orion VII clean-diesel buses by Veolia Transportation for its service for the New Orleans Transit Authority and an additional 30 Setra S 417 motorcoaches and 15 Sprinter shuttle buses for its services in San Francisco.
Bus| August 6, 2009

WMATA receives $9.5M anti-terrorism funding

Metro will use the grant to establish, equip and train five, four-person anti-terrorism teams whose activities focus on terrorism prevention.
Rail| August 6, 2009

Study: Public trans. helps poor obtain, retain jobs

The study tested the possible impacts of promoting car ownership versus transit improvements on job accessibility, work trips and traveler benefits (calculated as dollars per trip) at the system level by running a travel demand model adopted by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.
Rail| August 6, 2009

FRA awards $1M grant to Operation Lifesaver

OLI's initiatives include State Assistance Programs, which provide grants to individual state programs that support railroad safety awareness programs, training and education programs for presenters, and communications programs.
Bus| August 6, 2009

Muni LRV maintenance facility wins award

This 181,000-square-foot LRV maintenance facility and storage yard was built on a 13-acre parcel of land and is most likely the most compact, new LRV site to be built in the U.S. within the past 30 years, according to officials.
Bus| August 6, 2009

CTA adopts zero tolerance policy on phones, texting

Under the new policy, the use of a personal electronic device by bus or rail personnel while operating a CTA vehicle or equipment is a dischargeable offense.
Accessibility| August 5, 2009

METRO Briefs

S.F. Muni operations chief resigns. U.S. DOT taps PSU professor. NYC Transit seeking announcers.

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