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Worries mount over public transport for World Cup

Bus| March 5, 2013
Projects designed to modernize Brazilian cities for the 2014 soccer event, which included new metro lines, monorails and dedicated bus lines, are being scaled back, delayed or cancelled due to legal challenges, corruption and a lack of planning.

FTA, FEMA form disaster action plan for transit

Accessibility| March 5, 2013
New emergency relief authority provides FTA with primary responsibility for reimbursing emergency response and recovery costs after an emergency or disaster that affects public transportation systems and for helping to mitigate the impact of future disasters.
Accessibility| March 5, 2013

D.C. Metro shifts paratransit contract model to improve service quality

The contracts provide a new approach for determining when a paratransit vehicle is “late," as the contractor managing the scheduling and dispatching functions will share performance incentives and disincentives with the contractors delivering the service to customers.
Motorcoach| March 5, 2013

FMCSA appoints new motorcoach safety committee members

Committee is charged with providing information, advice and recommendations to FMCSA on safety programs and regulations for large trucks and commercial buses.

Bus| March 5, 2013

Calif.-based agency celebrates electric bus

The deployment of buses in Stockton was made possible by the California Energy Commission’s grant of $2.57 million under Assembly Bill 118 administered by CALSTART.
Bus| March 5, 2013

New OCTA CEO assumes post

Darrell Johnson, a 20-year veteran of the transportation industry, is responsible for planning, financing and coordinating Orange County's freeway, street and rail development, as well as managing bus services, commuter-rail services and paratransit service.
Accessibility| March 4, 2013

NJ Transit spent $40M on Sandy repairs, wipes out OT savings

The transportation agency paid $2.9 million less in 2012 than it did in 2011 to employees cashing out their unused sick and vacation time. It also paid $4.1 million less in overtime from the previous year.
University| March 4, 2013

Cost of work on Princeton Transit Center increases

The estimated cost has increased by 10% to $330 million. Work on the project has already begun.
University| March 4, 2013

New route helps U. of N.H. students travel off-campus

A new Wildcat Transit bus route will allow students, staff and residents to use transit to travel along the Route 125 corridor from Rochester to the University of New Hampshire. The route has been in the works for the past four years.
Accessibility| March 4, 2013

CTA, Metra and Pace to use current revenue for operations

Capital funding will be used largely for rolling stock renewal and other projects aimed at taking care of the existing system.

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