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FRA awards grant for Midwest rail corridor project

Rail| April 6, 2009
The grant is made under FRA’s FY 2008 Capital Assistance to States – Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program. This is a separate authority from the grants for high-speed rail under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Guidance for competitive grants under the new authority is still under development.

Amtrak launches mobile accessibility

Rail| April 6, 2009
Members can now visit the Amtrak Guest Rewards Website from any Web-enabled device to view their account information, including point balance, recent transactions and current offers, as well as register for new promotions.
Motorcoach| April 6, 2009

N.Y. exempts motorcoaches from tax

ABA spent more than a year to elevate awareness among lawmakers of the important role the motorcoach, tour and travel industries play in contributing to New York tourism revenue.
Rail| April 6, 2009

Maryland to improve public address, CIS

The contract to upgrade the system was awarded to Intelect Corp. of Baltimore; a certified minority business enterprise. Construction will begin later this month.
Bus| April 6, 2009

Gillig to supply Washington transit with hybrid buses

ARRA funds will in part enable Intercity Transit to purchase six 40-foot, low-floor hybrid diesel electric buses. The entire manufacturing order will total approximately $3.6 million.
Bus| April 6, 2009

Apollo to equip Everett Transit buses with GPS

By using GPS features to address on-time performance, transit officials can compare weeks of data to better ensure that buses arrive on time and meet ADA requirements.
Bus| April 3, 2009

METRO Briefs

NY Gov. proposes transit bailout. Court tosses AC Transit case. Chicago wants ‘seamless’ fare system
Rail| April 3, 2009

Caltrain, Calif. High-Speed Rail Authority partner

Will engage as partners in planning, design and construction of improvements along the Caltrain corridor, serving both the near-term and long-term needs of high-speed rail and Caltrain.
Bus| April 3, 2009

GO Transit announces Federal, Provincial funding

The funding is part of the $500 million pledged for GO Transit by both levels of government in February this year.
Rail| April 3, 2009

NTSB: Signal interpretation led to Amtrak accident

Contributing to the accident, was the relief engineer's failure to immediately communicate to the engineer that he had miscalled the signal at Englewood and to stop the train when the engineer did not respond to her expressed concern.

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