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Bus| June 17, 2009
Architect advocates grid-style bus system. Turban-wearing workers protest logo rule. Co. may build hydrogen-powered rail prototype.

Sec. LaHood announces HSR funding guidelines

Rail| June 17, 2009
The program will offer grants for both planning and construction and includes an $8 billion competitive grant program and a continuing $1 billion annual investment proposed in the President’s budget.
Rail| June 16, 2009

L.A. Metro wins top honors at APTA rail rodeo

Sacramento RTD wins Operators’ Competition and SEPTA wins Maintainers’ Competition.
Rail| June 16, 2009

Miami-Dade Train Tracker wins award

System, which also features links to information about connecting bus routes and the operating status of elevators and escalators at each station, has proven very popular with Metrorail customers.
Bus| June 16, 2009

IC Bus prices to increase by $6K

To meet the 2010 EPA emissions requirements for on-highway diesel engines, IC Bus school and commercial buses will be powered by MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines. This pricing impacts all IC Bus school bus models and commercial models.
Bus| June 16, 2009

Nova Bus' Plattsburgh plant now open

More than 200 Nova Bus colleagues were joined by other members of the community for the inauguration ceremony of the new 140,000 sq. ft. plant in Banker Road Industrial Park.
Rail| June 16, 2009

Amtrak pushes SB/DBEs to seek ARRA contracts

Looking for firms to contract with directly or as a subcontractor in areas including architects and engineers, construction and security to help with a variety of small and large projects including major infrastructure projects. Amtrak is currently seeking to find and pre-qualify companies that can bid and perform as prime contractors for these contracts.
Bus| June 16, 2009

DOT, HUD, EPA partner for housing, transport goals

Earlier this year, HUD and DOT announced an unprecedented agreement to implement joint housing and transportation initiatives. With EPA joining the partnership, the three agencies will work together to ensure that these housing and transportation goals are met while simultaneously protecting the environment, promoting equitable development and helping to address the challenges of climate change.
Bus| June 16, 2009

Valley Metro launches online commuter tools

Using a Web application called RideShark, the “ShareTheRide” system incorporates technology and mapping features, allowing riders to personally manage their commutes, track costs or pollution, and look for carpool partners.
Rail| June 16, 2009

AECOM, STV, PB win N.J. tunnel contract

The joint venture, known as "THE Partnership,", will complete final design and preparation of contract-bid packages for the 3.5-mile tunnel, which will double commuter rail capacity between New York and New Jersey.

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