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King County Metro may cut service if funds expire

Bus| May 2, 2013
Could be forced to eliminate 65 bus routes and reduce service on 86 others if the state Legislature fails to approve new revenue sources this session. Authorization for a temporary two-year Congestion Reduction Charge that would fully fund the transit agency will soon expire.

MBTA transit cop wounded in firefight recovering

Bus| May 2, 2013
Richard Donohue posted a message on the MBT Transit Police website crediting a slain MIT officer for saving his life. He is able to briefly move around with the aid of a walker. A bullet from the shootout will remain lodged in his leg.
Bus| May 2, 2013

Pittsburgh Port Authority honored for BRT system

Policy group named the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway one of the nation’s highest quality bus rapid transit systems. It awarded the system the Bronze Standard, out of basic BRT, bronze, silver or gold designations.
Rail| May 2, 2013

Minn. Metro Transit P.D. taps Verint's Nextiva software

Solution is helping the organization’s Metro Transit Police force advance its ability to monitor and secure the Twin Cities’ current and new light rail and commuter trains and passengers, as well as enhance investigation capabilities and increase response times.
Motorcoach| May 2, 2013

Fla. coach accident kills one passenger

Dolphin Transportation issued a statement saying as many as 50 people were on the bus, and 17 people, including the driver, sustained injuries.
Government Issues| May 2, 2013

FMCSA declares N.Y. operator imminent hazard

Coach USA Tour Inc. operates a small fleet of tour buses and primarily provides sightseeing tours in the northeastern U.S. The company is “NOT affiliated in any way with Paramus, N.J.-based Coach USA Inc.,” according to the FMCSA.
Government Issues| May 2, 2013

Officials mark completion of D.C.'s Columbus Plaza

FTA funding helped provide roadway, sidewalk and security improvements, and new traffic patterns that improve access to the station for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit buses, taxis, tour buses and private vehicles.
Rail| May 1, 2013

High-speed rail security addressed in new report

Draws upon empirical data from proprietary database of terrorist and serious criminal attacks against public surface transportation and from reviews of selected HSR systems, including onsite observations.
Rail| May 1, 2013

Cincinnati streetcar faces $17.4M shortfall

Project funding gap is in part due to bids to install tracks, build shelters and buy ticket machines being $26 million to $44 million higher than estimated by the city.
Rail| May 1, 2013

MBTA welcomes first new commuter coaches

These are the first three coaches of 75 total ordered from Hyundai-Rotem USA, at a cost of $190 million. Fifteen will be in service by fall of 2013.

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