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Premier Alaska Tours adds 2 Prevost H3-45s

Motorcoach| October 10, 2012
When its ambitious plan is completed, the Anchorage-based company will have more than 50 Prevosts in its stable of 75 motorcoaches and support vehicles.

Canadian agency partners with INIT, Google

Bus| October 10, 2012
YRT/Viva is the first transit agency in Canada to offer real-time trip planning on Google with up-to-the-minute next bus departure information.
Motorcoach| October 10, 2012

ABC delivers 3 T2145s to Mich. operator

Vehicles are powered by a Detroit DD13 engine, driving through an Allison B500 automatic transmission, and feature Electronic Stability Control, Iteris lane departure warning systems and Alcoa Dura Bright aluminum wheels.
Bus| October 10, 2012

Veolia earns L.A. contract extension

The new contract goes into effect in November and includes operation of the city’s 130 vehicles in the fixed-route fleet.
Bus| October 10, 2012

Swedish institute develops new fire suppression standard

The objective has been to construct a model of an engine compartment where stakeholders can evaluate the firefighting performance of different suppression systems in a well-defined and objective way. The new standard SP method 4912, edition 3 has just been published.
Rail| October 10, 2012

Delays may threaten some Calif. HSR funds

Work on the Madera-Bakersfield segments has to be mostly completed by March 31, 2017, to ensure bills are paid before the federal grant expires in September 2017. Major construction is unlikely to begin until the fall of 2013.
Rail| October 10, 2012

Cubic, PATCO payment pilot to end

The company wanted to test its open payment account-based products and determine if people would use the same media as both their fare card and their retail spend card, and both objectives were successfully achieved.
Rail| October 10, 2012

FRA completes Amtrak Vermonter Line upgrades

Included heavier continuously-welded rail, bridge work, new tie installation and ballast work. Improvements enable the scheduled running time for the line to be reduced by about a half hour and passenger-train track speeds in signaled territory to increase from 50 to 79 miles per hour.
Motorcoach| October 9, 2012

Feds look into N.J. bus accident

FMCSA officials are investigating the crash of a tour bus from Canada that injured 23 people in New Jersey. The bus slid down an embankment before falling on its side.
Bus| October 9, 2012

Survey: 67% of users say Detroit bus unreliable

The majority of respondents to a Detroit news survey who rely daily on the bus system described it as “irritating, frustrating and time-consuming.” Sixty-two percent of respondents proposals to build a light-rail system in the city.

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