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Global sales of electric drive buses to quadruple by 2018

Bus| August 29, 2013
The data from a Pike Research report, Electric Drive Buses, says that by 2018 annual sales of buses with hybrid systems, battery electric systems or fuel cells will reach 20,000 worldwide, compared to 5,000 expected in 2012.

N.Y. double-decker tour buses cause frustration

Bus| August 29, 2013
The growth of this bus sector has rankled community groups, elected officials, and residents in tourist-rich neighborhoods, who have been critical of their size, intrusiveness, as well as sidewalk solicitations for bus tours.
Management & Operations| August 29, 2013

Veolia's TriRail contract extended

The contract now extends through June 2017. The SFRTA originally awarded the operations contract for the Tri-Rail system to Veolia in early 2007.
Bus| August 29, 2013

Calif. police searching for shooters who nearly struck driver

Several bullets hit the Fresno Area Express bus, with one hitting the metal window frame right near the driver’s head, shattering their window.
Motorcoach| August 29, 2013

Tour bus company, woman's family reach $6.75M settlement

Video surveillance images showed that Justyna Palka was walking in the crosswalk with a green light when the driver made a right turn and ran her over, according to her family's lawyers.
Bus| August 29, 2013

Greater D.C. residents want more transit

The TPB survey, conducted during the process of creating a Regional Transportation Priorities Plan, contacted 10,000 randomly selected people in 13 cities and counties in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia to ask them what their transportation challenges were on a day-to-day basis.
Bus| August 29, 2013

Chicago transit’s Ventra rollout hit with glitches

Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) student Ventra fare cards are displaying $0 balances after money was loaded onto the cards online. The agency is fixing glitches as they hear about them. Ventra is scheduled to replace the current CTA and Pace fare-collection systems by 2014.
Bus| August 28, 2013

3-D printed ring works like smartcard on MBTA system

The Sesame Ring, designed by two MIT students, is currently part of a Kickstarter campaign.

Rail| August 28, 2013

Defaced N.Y. subway 'zoetrope' installation restored

"Masstransiscope" produces an optical illusion visible to B and Q train riders who know to look out of the train windows to their right, just before the Manhattan Bridge.
Management & Operations| August 28, 2013

Chicago’s Metra selects interim chief

Donald Orseno once operated trains as an engineer and has more than 40 years of transportation experience, including nearly 30 at Metra.

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