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Americans with Disabilities Act Celebrates 10th Birthday

Management & Operations| August 14, 2000
In the 10 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established, about 80% of buses in the United States have become ADA accessible, said Michael Winter of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Large Idling Fines Imposed on New York City Buses

Management & Operations| August 9, 2000
Bus drivers not obeying the three-minute idling law in New York City can be faced with fines of up to $900, said the United Motorcoach Association (UMA).
Management & Operations| August 7, 2000

DaimlerChrysler Sells Adtranz to Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with DaimlerChrysler AG to acquire its subsidiary DaimlerChrysler Rail Systems GmbH (Adtranz), based in Berlin.
Management & Operations| August 7, 2000

DaimlerChrysler Buys Western Star Trucks, Orion Bus

DaimlerChrysler AG and Western Star Trucks Holdings announced it intends to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of Western Star Trucks Holdings, a Canadian-based manufacturer of trucks, and Orion Bus Industries.
Management & Operations| August 1, 2000

U.S. Transportation Secretary Slater OKs Revised Atlanta Transport Plan, Averts Funding Ban

U.S. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater certified that a revised transportation plan for the Atlanta area will meet federal air quality standards for the area, averting a withdrawal of federal highway money.
Management & Operations| July 18, 2000

Rabbit Transit Hops Onto Branding Bandwagon

Rabbit Transit is the official new name and look of Community Transit, York County, Penn.'s public transit system.
Management & Operations| July 11, 2000

iRail.com, METRO Magazine Form Content Partnership

iRail.com, the well-financed internet marketplace for the rail industry launched with great visibility this past spring, has formed a content partnership with METRO Magazine, the oldest public transport trade publication.
Management & Operations| June 30, 2000

Contract Negotiations Threatened Loss Of Funding For MBTA

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) was recently forced to extend its maintenance contract with Amtrak or give up crucial federal funding.
Management & Operations| June 30, 2000

Benefits of 13(c) Debated at Senate Hearing

Federal administrators and transit operators disagreed on the necessity of 13(c) during a hearing held in April by the Senate Banking Committee.
Rail| June 21, 2000

APTA Rail Meeting Looks at Lower-Cost Project Solutions

Amidst the euphoria over record rail ridership and new spending numbers, the 1,200 attendees at APTA’s rail conference this year were concerned about the increasingly crowded field in the new starts race.

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