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Chicago Transit Authority awards several contracts

Accessibility| August 15, 2013
Among announcements are overhaul of 3200-series railcars and $15.7 million of city tax-increment financing funds to make the historic Quincy station accessible to customers with disabilities.

Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities

Bus| August 15, 2013
Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.
Accessibility| August 15, 2013

BusCon Expo adds bonus seminars for motorcoach, transit professionals

Monday sessions are open to all attendees and brought to you by the United Motorcoach Association and its Bus & Motorcoach Academy.
Bus| August 15, 2013

Cummins plant celebrates 1.5 millionth engine

The plant is also in full production with the new high-performance Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine.
Bus| August 15, 2013

AC Transit rolls out New Flyer artics

Designed to handle our heaviest passenger loads, the agency will deploy 23 of these streamlined buses in August and September.
Government Issues| August 15, 2013

FMCSA shuts down 2 motorcoach companies

Agency revoked Staten Island, N.Y.-based All Nations Coach Inc.’s operating authority for violations of federal safety regulations and declared McRea Transportation Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered to cease all operations.
Rail| August 14, 2013

July best ridership month ever for Amtrak

Year-over-year ridership in July grew 4.8% to more than 2.9 million passengers, an all-time record for most passengers in one month.
Rail| August 14, 2013

Utah transit completes rail project early, $300M under budget

The FrontLines 2015 program has more than doubled the Utah Transit Authority’s system, opening four new rail lines and extending one existing line by 45 more miles.

Bus| August 14, 2013

Billions in transportation funding imperiled by new Calif. pension law

Officials say law appears to violate federal mass transit grant regulation, which requires agencies to protect employees' collective bargaining rights.
Rail| August 14, 2013

Feds award Houston Metro $189M for light rail

The transit system will spend the money completing the 5.3 mile North/Red Line extension and the 6.6 mile-Southeast/Purple Line.

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