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First U.S. electric paratransit vehicle deployed to Pa. fleet

Accessibility| August 12, 2013
The BARTA bus has 100 KwH battery-pack and an expected range of up to 100 miles on a full charge with seating for eight passengers and a wheelchair.

National Interstate offers IMG members benefit program

Motorcoach| August 9, 2013
Will have access to a variety of risk management tools and resources, such as an exclusive online customer website and automated event recorder technology. Customers will also enjoy specialized claims management services, including accelerated communication, subrogation assistance, and personalized file reviews.
Bus| August 8, 2013

Bus' rooftop garden can be watered by A/C

The greenery, featuring small shrubs and herbs, is planted in a lightweight hydroponic foam.
Bus| August 8, 2013

Calif. bus systems may lose more than $60M in federal funds

Omnitrans and Riverside Transit Agency may lose approximately $30 million each in funds from the Federal Transit Administration because of union concerns over a new state pension reform law. As a result, the Department of Labor put a hold on the grant funding.
Motorcoach| August 8, 2013

Intercity bus travel surging, aided by discount ops

Discount city-to-city operators, such as BoltBus and Megabus, came to Philadelphia in 2008 where the number of trips by discount carriers rocketed 30.6% between 2011 and 2012.
Rail| August 8, 2013

Chicago's 2200-series railcars make last run

The CTA’s oldest cars are being retired as CTA continues to upgrade its rail fleet as part of an aggressive modernization and infrastructure plan by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool.
Government Issues| August 8, 2013

Rochester, N.Y. receives $15M train station grant

The project is one of 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia selected to receive funding under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s highly competitive $500 million TIGER 2012 program.
Bus| August 8, 2013

SMART GM offered top Southeast Mich. RTA post

John Hertel was one of three finalists, which also included Al Martin, former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut DOT, and Larry Salci, former president/CEO of the Bi-State Development Agency in St. Louis.
Bus| August 8, 2013

Wireless charging electric bus debuts in South Korea

Technology enables electric vehicles to transfer electricity wirelessly from the road surface while moving. Power comes from the electrical cables buried under the surface of the road, creating magnetic fields.
Rail| August 7, 2013

Rail safety grants awarded to 8 agencies

Innovative projects will teach riders, drivers and pedestrians around the country some valuable lessons on interacting safely with transit tracks.

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