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OCTA proposes new routes to improve efficiency

Bus| November 15, 2012
The three new routes are anticipated to provide faster service because there will be limited stops. The plan is the result of a Transit System Study.

Pierce Transit initiative rejected by voters

Accessibility| November 15, 2012
Because the three-tenths of 1% sales tax hike was not approved, the agency will be forced to reduce services by 53%, mostly affecting the poor, elderly and disabled.
Bus| November 15, 2012

Chicago Transit to overhaul 60% of bus fleet

The board has awarded contracts to Cummins NPower LLC and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC to perform turnkey overhauls, which include supporting labor and the furnishing, installation and warranty of all supplies and materials associated with the project.
Bus| November 15, 2012

L.A. Metro rail ridership up 23% in October

In terms of average weekday boardings, Metro Rail ridership showed a 19% gain compared to one year ago, totaling 360,901 average weekday boardings on the entire 87.7-mile system.
Bus| November 15, 2012

Survey: Southeast Mich. riders would pay to improve transit

Ninety-five percent of respondents found the region’s public transportation system in poor or fair condition, according to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments' survey. Another 72% of respondents said they were willing to pay to fix it.
Bus| November 15, 2012

Siemens, DesignLine reach supplier agreement

Siemens will provide permanent magnet excited motors, inverters and voltage protection modules to support the rear-axle drive systems of seven new all-electric buses being manufactured by DesignLine for the Société de transport de Montréal.
Bus| November 15, 2012

Retlif's Poggi receives iNARTE certification

Awarded to those who demonstrate knowledge, proficiency, education and experience in electromagnetic compatibility and the employment of EMC/EMI principles in electronics and electrical design.
Bus| November 15, 2012

Texas' Corpus Christi introduces CNG buses

Preparations for the new fleet, including modifications to existing maintenance facilities and construction of a new fueling station, have been under way for months. Once completed, the new CNG fueling station, the largest in South Texas, will support three 500-horsepower compressors capable of fueling 12 buses in six minutes.
Bus| November 15, 2012

NTSB releases 'Most Wanted' list

List includes implementation of PTC, elimination of distracted driving and improved fire safety.
Bus| November 15, 2012

New Flyer wins Calif. order for 23 Xcelsior buses

Once in service the vehicles will account for 18% of AC Transit's 60-foot articulated fleet. Production of the buses is anticipated to begin in March 2013 , with delivery expected by August 2013.

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