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Bombardier taps BASF's foam for Montreal subway cars

Rail| April 30, 2014
With a density of only 9 kg/m³, Basotect helps to reduce the overall weight of the cars and thus contributes to the goals of Bombardier to enhance performance and to increase the energy efficiency of their trains.

Thales to upgrade W. Virginia U. Personal Rapid Transit system

Rail| April 30, 2014
Will provide train control, a passenger information system, platform display signs, and steering rail design equipment, as well as upgrade the fare collection systems. The new system will be operational in 2016.
Government Issues| April 30, 2014

N.Y. MTA expedites positive train control installation efforts

The board committees approved the expansion of a contract with a joint venture of Bombardier Transportation/Siemens Rail Automation by an additional $11.3 million.
Bus| April 29, 2014

Majority of millennials want access to better transit options

Almost half (46%) of current vehicle owners surveyed agree they would seriously consider giving up their car if they could count on a range of transportation options.
Bus| April 29, 2014

Proterra bus sets record for most miles traveled

The battery-electric bus traveled more than 700 miles in 24 hours and recorded an average fuel economy of nearly 27 miles per gallon — nearly six times that of a diesel bus and seven times that of CNG, according to company officials.
Motorcoach| April 29, 2014

NTSB releases report on motorcoach-FedEx truck crash

The FedEx truck, traveling southbound on Interstate 5, drove through the center median and entered the northbound traffic lanes of the Interstate, where it collided with a passenger car, which rotated counterclockwise and departed the highway. The FedEx vehicle then hit the motorcoach, and both vehicles departed the highway and a post-crash fire ensued.
Bus| April 29, 2014

TriMet gets complaints about ‘talking buses’

Residents living near bus routes say the warning system, which announces when a bus is turning, sometimes goes off at other times and is loud, particularly at night. The transit system will test a “night mode” feature that will either lower the decibels or turn off at night.
Bus| April 29, 2014

11 Simple Ways to Speed Up Your City's Buses

The average city bus route gets 0.45% slower every single year. That’s especially discouraging given how slowly buses already move, with a typical bus averaging only 13.5 mph.
Bus| April 29, 2014

BYD's first Calif.-built all-electric bus unveiled

BYD’s new plant has added 60 new jobs for American workers, with the company expecting to increase the number of new jobs created to 100 by the end of the year, while adding 200 more by the end of next year.
Bus| April 29, 2014

OCTA reaches new labor agreements

Both of the contracts with Teamsters Local 952, which represents its coach operators and maintenance employees, run through 2016 and call for no change in wages for the first year and a 4.5% increase in the second and third years, respectively.

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