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Grayson to supply Orion with aftermarket parts

Bus| December 14, 2012
Orion Parts plans to introduce a number of Grayson-designed components to its catalogue over the next year, giving operators the opportunity to upgrade OEM components that have become outdated and can now be improved upon.

RATP Dev wins Ariz. streetcar contract

Rail| December 14, 2012
The contract, which is for three years with options to increase it to eight years, consolidates the RATP Dev strategy for its future in the USA where it intends to continue expanding in transit, paratransit, regular inter-urban lines and charter fields as well as tramways and light rail systems.
Bus| December 13, 2012

King County Metro BRT ‘bulbs’ save time, but danger to drivers

Stops protrude toward the street, to help buses quickly board riders. Some are located close to the intersection and occupy the only lane of traffic, causing drivers behind the bus to block the intersection.
Bus| December 13, 2012

UTA launches commuter rail, cuts bus routes

Rail was planned in an effort to expand and enhance public transit between Salt Lake City and Utah counties. However, the agency had to cut the length of some bus routes to accommodate the new rail line, due to budgetary constraints.
Rail| December 13, 2012

NJ Transit chief defends decision not to move trains before Sandy

When asked at a hearing why the agency didn’t move hundreds of railcars and engines before superstorm Sandy struck, executive director Jim Weinstein defended the decision. He said it was based on the fact that its yards had never flooded in NJ Transit’s nearly 30-year existence.
Rail| December 13, 2012

Triangle Transit light rail project lauded by Sierra Club

Proposed Durham/Orange Light Rail Transit Project named one of the best transportation projects in the U.S. in the organization’s national report, “Smart Choices, Less Traffic: 50 Best and Worst Transportation Projects in the United States.”
Bus| December 13, 2012

NJ Transit pilots real-time bus info

MyBus Now will provide riders on 16 Mercer County-area bus routes with access to real-time bus arrival estimates to a specific bus stop within a 30-minute window.
Rail| December 13, 2012

Charlotte, N.C. breaks ground on streetcar line

The initial 1.5-mile section will include six stops along an east-west transit corridor that will make it easy for passengers to catch either a local transit bus or board the LYNX light rail.
Motorcoach| December 13, 2012

FMCSA initiatives enhance motorcoach safety

The updated Motorcoach Safety Action Plan reflects the integrated activities of several of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s agencies and their collaborative efforts to improve the safety of the motorcoach industry.
Rail| December 13, 2012

Driver inattention and poorly maintained brakes led to collision with Amtrak train

On Friday, June 24, 2011, a 2008 Peterbilt truck-tractor pulling two empty trailers on northbound U.S. 95 struck the left side of an Amtrak train that was passing through a grade crossing en route from Chicago to Emeryville, Calif.

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