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MCI delivers D4505, Setra S 417

Motorcoach| December 23, 2014

Brookfield, Conn.’s Coach Tours' new D4505 comes with a redesigned parcel rack; Electronic Stability Control; and tire monitoring and fire suppression systems. Meanwhile, Newark, Del.’s Delaware Express' S 417 is powered by a Mercedes-Benz BlueTec engine.

Phase 2 of D.C.'s Dulles Silver Line receives $598M in loans

Rail| December 23, 2014

When combined with the $1.278 billion TIFIA loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority that closed in August, the U.S. Department of Transportation has provided $1.87 billion in TIFIA loans to support the construction of Phase Two, which represents the largest TIFIA assistance for a single project in the program’s history.

Management & Operations| December 22, 2014

Startups tap technology to create 'smart routes' to provide greater mobility options

With smart phones, sharing our location can be as easy as logging into an app. And, pop-up transit companies like Bridj and Shift are taking advantage of this data and creating a flexible transit system that comes to the customer instead of vice versa.

Motorcoach| December 22, 2014

MCI offers bonus depriciation program

For all coaches purchased and placed into service during 2014, a first year bonus depreciation of 50% of the adjusted basis of the coach is available to qualifying taxpayers. Lessees can save as well, as finance companies take advantage of bonus depreciation and pass the savings to operators in the form of a lower lease payment.

University| December 22, 2014

BYU limiting parking, offering free shuttle service

BYU has been working with The Ryde, a private company that uses natural gas for its buses. Currently, the shuttle is a paid service. When the system is expanded next fall, the service will be free to student riders with university identification.

University| December 22, 2014

Company provides free rides to university students using electric cars

Gotcha Ride makes its money from advertising on the vehicles, student drivers pull in as much as $150 a night from tips and universities like the rides that provide another transportation option on crowded campuses

University| December 22, 2014

Texas universities lax on towing

For fiscal year 2014, UNT towed 84 cars and TWU had 11 cars towed. From September 2013 to the end of August 2014, 579 cars were booted at the UNT campus, while only 25 were booted at TWU, which opts to heavily ticket instead.

Rail| December 19, 2014

Minn. Metro offering commuter rail refunds for delays

Officials said throughout January, commuters who register for the Northstar Service Guarantee program will get their fare refunded if any regularly-scheduled weekday trip arrives to the Big Lake or Target Field stations at least 11 minutes late.

Bus| December 19, 2014

D.C. Metro installing real-time bus arrival system

The installation and testing of the four initial signs is being performed in cooperation with Metro's jurisdictional partners and was funded through a federal TIGER grant.

Motorcoach| December 19, 2014

Prevost relocates Houston service center

The new 21,000 sq. ft facility is equipped with seven full service bays, a large parts warehouse area, training room, customer lounge and a larger parking area.

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