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D.C. Metro begins inspecting signaling circuits

Rail| June 25, 2009
Federal investigators found “anomalies’”' in a 740-foot-long circuit near the crash site that is part of the electronic control system. They are looking into whether a circuit malfunction might have sent one Red Line train crashing into another north of the Fort Totten station, killing nine and injuring about 80.

Bieber acquires Capitol Trailways, Rohrer Tour

Motorcoach| June 24, 2009
Acquisition positions Bieber as one of the largest transportation companies in Pennsylvania.
Bus| June 24, 2009

METRO Briefs

Lessons learned from past rail accidents. CVS reimburses N.Y. MTA for overcharging staff. Bus travel rediscovered by young.
Bus| June 24, 2009

L.A. Metro breaks ground on BRT extension

The extension of the dedicated busway will begin at the line's current terminus in Canoga Park and extend four miles north to the Chatsworth Metrolink/Amtrak Station. The extension will add new north-south mobility options and create a vital connection between Metro Orange Line service and the broader inter-urban rail system.
Bus| June 24, 2009

Long Beach, Calif. debuts transit, visitor center

LBT is also utilizing the center, which is on track for LEED-EB certification, as an opportunity to pilot and create sustainable policies for the agency’s overall management and operations.
Motorcoach| June 24, 2009

ABA Foundation announces scholarship winners

The 19 recipients will each receive $2,500 scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year, making the $47,500 total distributed for the upcoming year a record annual sum awarded in the Foundation’s 13-year history.
Accessibility| June 24, 2009

Denver RTD adopting ‘thin client’ technology

Agency’s IT division has distributed 200 thin client computers to employees, and plans to have a total of 800 up and running by the end of 2009. Benefits include improved system reliability and reduced energy costs.
Rail| June 23, 2009

Sen. Boxer, Rockefeller request $50M for rail safety

Includes provision requiring installation of anti-collision technology – positive train control – on railways shared by passenger and freight trains.
Rail| June 23, 2009

FEMA : Nine dead, 76 injured in D.C. crash

Metro officials are working with the National Transportation Safety Board, which on Tuesday said the trains were recommended for phaseout in 2006.
Motorcoach| June 23, 2009

BusWest to sell Galaxy coaches

Galaxy will manufacture and warrant the buses ordered by customers through BusWest. BusWest will arrange for delivery, financing and provide factory authorized service and product support.

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