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Amtrak loses power to hold freight accountable for delays

Rail| July 3, 2013
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington threw out a law passed to enforce a requirement that freight trains give priority to passenger trains on tracks they share.

OLI, FRA award $200K in safety education grants

Rail| July 3, 2013
Twelve state programs across the U.S. are recognized. Projects receiving funds include a team effort among four states to place billboards along highways near major rail corridors that caution drivers against using any electronic devices while driving.
Management & Operations| July 3, 2013

Progress made in BART strike talks

The transit system and union workers made progress in talks that began Tuesday evening and are expected to resume Wednesday afternoon. However, workers are on strike for a third consecutive day. The unions want a 5% raise each year over the next three years.

Bus| July 2, 2013

N.Y. MTA to swap out hybrid bus engines for diesel

The main reason for the swap is financial, as warranties expire on the hybrid engines, the city will have to take on the added cost of maintaining hybrid systems.
Bus| July 2, 2013

N.J. bus operator goes 30 years without accident

Gerald Cameron, logging an estimated 825,000 miles accident free, touts his mirrors as his 'lifeline.'
Rail| July 2, 2013

Calif.’s NCTD to launch mobile ticketing app

Passengers can use the app to purchase same-day tickets and tickets for future dates for its COASTER commuter rail service. The Android version will be available for download beginning July 15 with the iPhone release following soon after.
Bus| July 2, 2013

Kansas unveils federally-funded transit center

The Mission Transit Center unites six Johnson County Transit bus routes, including the system’s newly launched JO Connex bus service. It features electronic displays with real-time bus route information and covered outdoor seating for a more comfortable rider experience.
Bus| July 2, 2013

AC Transit carries thousands of extra riders during BART strike

Operators made 99% of their schedule runs without a hitch despite uncommonly long lines of riders at bus stops and having to maneuver packed coaches through heavily congested roadways. Meanwhile, the talks between ATU Local 192 and AC Transit management continue.
Bus| July 2, 2013

BC Transit installs 122 Thermo King HVAC systems

The ShuttleAIRE SLR 65 rooftop HVAC units with ClimaAIRE controllers has a low-profile design and can be easily maintained; 90% of service and maintenance can be performed inside the vehicle.
Motorcoach| July 1, 2013

Prevost delivers H3-45 to Tenn.

The coach is equipped with Super Single tires on drive axle, seat belts and electrical outlets.

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