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Maglev Proposals Due, States Request More Than One Area Be Selected

Rail| May 18, 2000
By the end of June, the seven finalists in the Federal Railroad Administration’s Maglev Deployment Program are required to submit plans to construct maglev in their respective states.

Construction Begins in South Jersey LRT, Hudson-Bergen Opens to Raves

Southern New Jersey Light Rail began construction on May 8 as part of a larger strategy of planned development in the state.
Rail| May 8, 2000

Barcelona Chooses Light Rail Concession

Autoritat del Transport Metropolita Spa (ATM), the local transportation authority acting on behalf of the Regional Government of Catalunya, the Municipality of Barcelona and other local Municipalities and Authorities, chose the Group TramMet consortium for its 16.8 km light rail project.
Management & Operations| April 27, 2000

MCI Receives $500 Million Order From NJ Transit

In what is said to be the largest bus transaction recorded for a transit agency, Motor Coaches Industries was awarded a $500 million, three-year contract from New Jersey Transit.
Management & Operations| April 25, 2000

Alameda County Transportation Plan Approved: Airport Connector Gets Green Light

The Board of the Alameda County (Calif.) Transportation Authority recently approved a $1.4 billion expenditure plan to fund transportation programs and capital projects in Alameda County over the next 20 years.
Management & Operations| April 25, 2000

Sound Transit Citizen Panel Heads Elaborate on Report

Sound Transit, in Seattle, received qualified praise for its success in light rail and bus service from the Citizen Oversight Panel (COP) in its last report of 1999.
Management & Operations| April 19, 2000

WMATA Installs Solar-Powered Lights at Bus Stops

Continuing with its environment-friendly trend, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority installed three solar-powered lighting devices at several of its bus shelters and stops.
Management & Operations| April 19, 2000

Black Boxes on Buses May Block False Claims

The Utah Transit Authority, as well as several other transportation agencies around the country, has begun investigating “black box” technology that will provide objective evidence of what passengers experience during an accident.
Management & Operations| April 7, 2000

New Coach That Also Carries Express Freight in Works

A new over-the-road vehicle designed to carry both passengers and express freight is being developed by an affiliated company with Neoplan USA.
Management & Operations| April 6, 2000

U.K. Industry Gets Cash Boost, But Problems Remain

A major cash boost aimed at improving public transport in the U.K. has been announced in a recent government budget speech. Yet, major problems remain for the funding of credible public transport in the country.

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