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China developing 300 mph trains to lead export of high-speed tech

Rail| September 28, 2016

Under an ambitious government plan starting this year, the country is developing trains that can run on a hybrid-propulsion system that allows higher speeds.

Part of Amtrak investment package to modernize D.C. Union Station concourse

Rail| September 28, 2016

Early action construction will start in the fall of 2016 and include the relocation of heating and ventilation. Full-phased construction, funded by the new investment package, is anticipated to start in 2017 and will seek to minimize impacts to all station users.

Rail| September 28, 2016

Talgo to return to Milwaukee location to refurbish LA Metro railcars

In 2015, Talgo settled a lawsuit against the state, resulting in the company receiving roughly $50 million and keeping the two trains that were manufactured.

Rail| September 28, 2016

Metra seeks $20M grant for PTC installation

With the grant funding, Metra plans to help fund installation of PTC on its Milwaukee West Line to Elgin and North line to Fox Lake.

Rail| September 28, 2016

CTA pulls at least 1 train after report of bed bugs

In a horror-tinged post to the Chicago section of Reddit, the rider posted a "PSA" to warn commuters of an apparent bed bug or lice infestation after spotting some small, white bugs on his seat and clothing.

Bus| September 27, 2016

BusCon '16 features more than 80 buses, debuts maintenance forum

This year's event definitely had something for everyone, including the most buses on one North American show floor, a closer look at issues set to impact transit maintenance professionals, an up-to-date look at electric buses and a the BusCon Connect hosted buyers program. 

Accessibility| September 27, 2016

School launches navigational app for bus riders with visual impairments

The micronavigation app provides user-submitted navigational clues to help bus riders with visual impairments locate outdoor bus stops more precisely.

Sustainability| September 27, 2016

Flint MTA adds 16 propane Blue Bird buses

The commercial version of the Blue Bird Propane Vision, which comes with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty, is Altoona-test rated for 350,000 miles or 10 years.

Sustainability| September 27, 2016

San Diego MTS adds first of 77 propane buses to fleet

The new paratransit buses are 2016 Starcraft Allstars on Ford E-450 chassis. The minibuses are 2016 El Dorado National-Aero Elite 320 on Ford F-550 chassis.

Bus| September 27, 2016

Seattle taps CH2M to deliver BRT expansion program

This BRT program, which is part of the voter-approved Levy to Move Seattle, will provide high-quality transit throughout some of the densest areas of Seattle.

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