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Eaton unveils fast charger for electric vehicle market

Bus| December 10, 2013
On a recent demonstration route, HyperCharger recorded an average of eight charges and 240 miles per day utilizing 100% on-route charging.

Public transportation to fuel movement for Super Bowl

Accessibility| December 10, 2013
Approximately 70% of game attendees will need to arrive by mass transportation – via bus, train, and high occupancy vehicles.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Detroit RTA funding stalls in state Legislature

May stymy transportation goals for the region if the agency does not receive $1.7 million in a supplemental appropriations bill. Its only other option may be to draw money from local transit providers such as SMART and DDOT.
Accessibility| December 10, 2013

UTA, Salt Lake City partner on expanding transit

Possible new projects include enabling all residents to get to two transit routes within a quarter-mile of where they live or work, and having transit operation hours mirror the times people travel to and from work. UTA is also working on a distance-based fare system.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Dutch bus drivers to test fatigue warning system

Royal Beuk BV, a Dutch luxury bus company, is outfitting 20 vehicles with a system that is designed to detect if a driver is becoming drowsy. The technology, created by Seeing Machines, uses infrared light and a camera to track eye movements.
Government Issues| December 10, 2013

Feds award Metrolink $75M for extension

The 24-mile Perris Valley Line will serve the California communities of Alessandro, Moreno Valley and Perris and improve transit options for commuters east and south of downtown Riverside.
Bus| December 10, 2013

Charlotte's transit system, union reach agreement

Bus operations will continue with regular service while a vote by the full union membership is scheduled for Thursday. Both parties have been in contract negotiations throughout the summer and fall.

Rail| December 9, 2013

FRA issues Emergency Order to Metro-North following crash

In response, the Metro-North signal crews have installed new protections at the Spuyten Duyvil curve, which will warn train engineers of the approaching speed reduction and automatically apply the train's emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.
Accessibility| December 9, 2013

S.F. Muni incentivizes taxi pickups of wheelchair users

Agency offers a $10 payment for each trip for a passenger with a wheelchair, and for trips outside the central part of the city, a credit for a front-of-the-line pass for customers at San Francisco International Airport.
Accessibility| December 9, 2013

Disabled brace for possible BART, AC Transit strikes

While one agency reaches the end of its "cooling-off period" and another could strike any time, passengers say they are disproportionately affected.

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