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Transit commute tax break may soon be cut

Bus| December 3, 2013
May go from $245 per month to $130 per month, on Jan. 1. Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer has gotten support from five House Republicans and 44 fellow Democrats to co-sponsor legislation that would keep the transit subsidy equal to the parking subsidy.

UITP, ITF partner to promote public transit globally

Bus| December 3, 2013
Convene to work together to develop joint recommendations in vocational training, staff security and the promotion of formal, and the reduction of informal, employment in public transport.
Bus| December 3, 2013

Ky.'s TARC orders 10 Proterra all-electric buses

The buses are slated to be built at Proterra’s manufacturing facility in Greenville, S.C. in early 2014, with delivery expected later in the year.
Accessibility| December 3, 2013

Taxi, limo, paratransit group names new president

Robert M. Werth, a native of Falls Church, Va., is the founder/president of Diamond Transportation Services Inc., one of the largest wheelchair-accessible fleets in the mid-Atlantic region.
Rail| December 3, 2013

Speed a factor in Metro-North crash

Federal investigators have recovered the engineer’s cell phone, though it has been reported they don't believe he was on it at the time of the crash.
Motorcoach| December 2, 2013

National Tour Association president to step down

Lisa Simon, who has been with NTA for 28 years, seven in the position of president, said she reached this decision in the spirit of mutual benefit.
Bus| December 2, 2013

Industry peers recognize OCTA's best practices

For three days in June, a group of industry peers reviewed OCTA’s health, safety and environmental compliance written programs and policies, toured all OCTA bases, conducted face-to-face interviews with all levels of staff and spoke to OCTA contractors.
Management & Operations| December 2, 2013

Metrolink awarded $61K for railroads safety campaign

Will use the funding as part of an ongoing commitment to keep roadways and rail crossings safe through safety education, information and enforcement.
Rail| December 2, 2013

Alstom's Pendolino hits high-speed record

The 182 mph record was reached as it was conducting tests in the presence and in partnership with its customer, Polish operator PKP Intercity, to obtain circulation permission for the 20 Pendolino trains ordered by PKP Intercity in 2011.
Government Issues| December 2, 2013

FRA announces final rule for rail emergency plans

Among the provisions, the rule requires that vestibule and interior passageway doors on passenger cars be fitted with removable panels and windows to allow passage if the doors do not open.

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