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N.Y. MTA reduced GHG emissions by 17.1M metric tons

Bus| April 23, 2013
Each trip on a train or bus prevents the emission of 10 pounds of greenhouse gases, on average, compared with making that trip by car.

OCTA changes pension plan

Bus| April 23, 2013
Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, administrative employees will contribute an average of 2% of their salaries to their pensions. That contribution will increase each year until employees are paying 100% of their employee share by Jan. 1, 2017. The plan will result in an $8.2 million savings to taxpayers over the three-year period.
Motorcoach| April 23, 2013

Driver in Texas crash may have blacked out

The April crash was caused when the driver, Loyd Rieve, failed to stay in his lane, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report, which also disputed earlier accounts that the bus flipped over because of a blown tire or some other mechanical malfunction.
Rail| April 23, 2013

M-1 Rail project receives FTA clearance

The project is now allowed to move forward to the next phases of design, right-of-way acquisition and construction. This is the last approval step under the National Environmental Policy Act process.
Bus| April 23, 2013

$474M available for 5th round of TIGER grants

Projects eligible include highways and bridges, public transportation, passenger and freight rail transportation, and marine port infrastructure investments.
Bus| April 23, 2013

Off-duty driver hijacks Capital Metro bus, kills self

The man boarded the bus and then forced the driver and the two passengers off it at gunpoint before getting behind the wheel and heading east. He was found dead of a single gunshot wound.
Rail| April 22, 2013

U.S., Canadian officials foil VIA Rail Canada terror attack

Two men who were arrested in Montreal and Toronto were targeting an Amtrak passenger train heading north to Canada out of New York's Penn Station. Once the train had passed into Canada, the attack was to commence
Bus| April 22, 2013

APTA: More than 35% of U.S. transit buses use alt fuels, hybrid tech

Statistics for early 2011 show that 18.6% of U.S. transit buses used compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and blends. Almost 9% (8.8%) of public transit buses were hybrids and nearly 8% (7.9%) of public transit buses used biodiesel.
Bus| April 22, 2013

Chicago adds interagency signage, wayfinding

Designed to accommodate customers making rail-to-rail connections, as well as bus-to-rail connections.
Rail| April 22, 2013

Metro-North, Conn. DOT intro 200th M-8 railcar

To date, 222 of the new railcars have been delivered and 200 of them have successfully completed acceptance testing and have been placed into service. Deliveries continue at the rate of about 10 railcars per month.

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