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DC Circulator set to intro new diesel-electric buses

Bus| May 15, 2015

In addition to being more energy efficient, the new buses will have better air conditioning and USB ports for riders to charge their phones.

Audit finds NYC subway cleanliness 'woefully inadequate'

Management & Operations| May 15, 2015

The vast majority of New York City’s underground subway tracks — filled with rats and vermin, dirt, garbage and other debris — are cleaned sporadically, and stations with peeling paint that desperately need attention are ignored, according to a new audit released Thursday by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

Motorcoach| May 15, 2015

House committee approves key legislation to stop fed insurance hike

The Appropriations Committee vote tells FMCSA to stop spending money to write a rule or do research; that would raise the federal insurance minimums above the current $5 million figure.

Security and Safety | May 15, 2015

Amtrak train sped up for about a minute before the crash, NTSB says

There was no explanation for that acceleration, the NTSB said, but the train’s engineer, Brandon Bostian has agreed to be interviewed by federal investigators, the Post reported.

Rail| May 14, 2015

New Balance building own commuter rail station in Boston

The company is paying to build the station, which will cost between $14 million and $16 million, as well as for maintenance costs for at least the first decade after the station opens.

Bus| May 14, 2015

Investing in bus systems may yield return for workforce and employers

The researchers found an increase in bus systems’ per capita operating expenditures is associated with a decrease in employee turnover. In turn, businesses save money by not having to train new workers or rebuild institutional knowledge within the firm.

Rail| May 14, 2015

Report examines travel behavior before and after LA Metro light-rail line

The report could be valuable to planners and policy makers because LA Metro's long-range plan has committed funds to six new rail transit lines scheduled to open between now and 2019.

Security and Safety | May 14, 2015

Lawyer: Amtrak engineer 'has absolutely no recollection of incident'

Aside from a concussion, Brandon Bostian also required 14 staples in his head, as well as several stitches in his leg. He was released from the hospital and interviewed by police Wednesday.

Motorcoach| May 14, 2015

ABC delivers CX45s to Mich., Md.

The new coaches are equipped with Cummins ISX engines coupled to Allison B500G5 transmissions and offer Van Hool standard safety features, including back up camera, lane departure system, Kidde fire suppression and daytime running lights.

 

Rail| May 13, 2015

Alstom ships the first Citadis tram to Cuenca, Ecuador

Alstom’s share also includes electrification, power supply and systems integration. Ecuador’s first tramway network spans 10 km and includes 27 stations, crossing the historic centre of the city over a stretch of 2 km.

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