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Q'Straint, Sure-Lok expand, restructure sales team

Accessibility| February 20, 2013
Team will now be organized into four core segments: Transit, School Bus, Paratransit, and Personal Mobility. This strategic shift to a segmented approach was motivated by the desire to better serve customer needs.

HSR projects creating conflict for freight

Rail| February 20, 2013
While Amtrak pays private companies in the middle of the U.S. to run its low-speed passenger trains on freight rail tracks, high-speed trains will need their own tracks, depriving the freight rail system of some of that revenue.
Rail| February 20, 2013

Advocates push for Iowa-to-Chicago rail

Supporters of a rail system that would connect Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, Neb., pushed for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start the service. While Illinois DOT offered funds to support the system, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad opposes the project and the state match needed to obtain federal funding.
Rail| February 20, 2013

Northstar station to receive $10.3M improvement

Construction is expected to start in May and be done by year's end. The city is negotiating final agreements with the Metropolitan Council, which operates the three-year-old commuter line.
Rail| February 20, 2013

Vermont, Quebec commit to improved rail link

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Quebec Premier Pauline Marois are working together to improve rail connections between Montreal and the U.S. border. Improvements could potentially shorten trips between Montreal and New York by one hour. Pre-clearance by customs remains a challenge.
Accessibility| February 20, 2013

Founder/CEO of The Braun Corp. dies

Ralph Braun is credited with helping to create the mobility industry, driven initially by his own mobility needs. Innovations include devising a way to install a wheelchair lift on a van, enabling people with disabilities to travel on the road with their wheelchairs.
Rail| February 20, 2013

Amtrak fills key positions

Thomas J. Hall named chief, customer services, and Jay Commer GM, state-supported services.
Bus| February 20, 2013

$12.5M awarded to improve access to national parks, forests

The funds are provided through the FTA’s Paul S. Sarbanes Transit in Parks program, which awarded $40.8 million for similar projects in January 2012.
Bus| February 19, 2013

German bus system to test Bombardier electric charging tech

PRIMOVE technology is based on inductive energy transfer. It is installed entirely under the road surface and under the floor of the vehicles. The charging process begins as soon as the vehicle completely covers the charging segment.
Motorcoach| February 19, 2013

DriveCam to equip Greyhound fleet

The intercity bus operator will deploy DriveCam’s driver risk management and fleet management system for a five-year service contract term.

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