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Rail systems warned against possible attack

Rail| May 24, 2002
The U.S. Department of Transportation has asked transit system operators to "remain in a heightened state of alert."

FHWA's Peters testifies on growing threat of traffic congestion

Management & Operations| May 22, 2002
From 1980 to 2000 highway travel increased 80% and the number of drivers increased by 30%, while highway mileage increased only 2%.
Rail| May 22, 2002

Alstom wins $352 million train order from Sweden

The regional trains, to be used for service in the greater Stockholm area, will be able to operate at speeds up to 100 mph.
Management & Operations| May 17, 2002

Mineta opens new Ohio transit center during bus tour

Center features include a large customer-service waiting area, real time passenger information displays and a park and ride facility.
Management & Operations| May 16, 2002

MPOs ask Congress for more resources

MPOs are funded through the dedication of 1% of the federal transportation budget.
Bus| May 14, 2002

Lima plans to implement a BRT system

The proposed BRT system will include 150-passenger extended buses for trunk routes and conventional buses (80 to 100 passengers) for feeder routes.
Bus| May 14, 2002

BRT definition still under debate

At one of several Federal Transit Administration BRT workshops held across the country, bus industry officials meeting in Los Angeles in April could not reach a consensus on how this "new" mode of transportation should be categorized.
Management & Operations| May 14, 2002

Dead snake stalls BART extension for second time

Discovery of a dead garter snake last fall halted construction and cost BART $1.07 million.
Rail| May 14, 2002

S.C. Amtrak crash injures 15

The train, carrying 120 passengers and 13 crew members, was traveling south from New York to Miami when it derailed at 9:07 a.m.
Management & Operations| May 13, 2002

TARTA to use SLF 200 for transit service

Vehicle features include Class 1 multiplex wiring, MercedesBenz 906 diesel engines and 42-inch-wide front and rear doors.

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