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North Dakota receives TIGER II Grant for rail project

Rail| April 10, 2013
Will help increase operating speeds, improve long-term reliability, and lower maintenance costs for both freight and passenger service in the area.

MTA wraps Grand Central Terminal blasting

Rail| April 10, 2013
Since March 7, 2007, nearly 1,000 employees working 24 hours a day, five days a week, have completed more than 2,400 controlled blasts — all without affecting the nearby operations of MTA Metro-North Railroad or the New York City Subway.
Rail| April 10, 2013

D.C. Metro to replace troubled railcars

Plans to spend $215 million over the next five years to replace 100 4000-series railcars under a contract with Kawaski. The cars have had numerous problems with brakes, lights and air conditioning. An overhaul for the cars would cost about $1.5 million per car.
Motorcoach| April 9, 2013

Oregon DOT named in tour bus crash lawsuit

Follows a coach crash last December that killed nine and injured 38. Claims of ODOT’s negligence include failure to equip the stretch of Interstate 84 with barriers strong enough to prevent the bus from leaving the roadway and not adequately plowing and sanding the freeway.
Bus| April 9, 2013

Calif. shuttle service renews MV contract

Company will continue to operate and maintain Irvine’s iShuttle. The new contract term began March 31 and will extend four base years with two one-year renewal options.
Bus| April 9, 2013

Veolia taps Larsen to lead IntelliRide division

Ryan Larsen recently served as president of Ecolane, an innovative web-based software for managing paratransit. His previous roles include president and founder of Local Motion ITS Inc., and VP at DynTek.
Bus| April 9, 2013

New Flyer wins Sun Metro CNG bus contract

Five-year contract contains a firm order for 13 CNG 60-foot buses, and nine CNG 40-foot buses. Additionally, the contract includes four, one-year options for up to 108 60-foot CNG buses and up to 72 40-foot CNG buses.
Rail| April 9, 2013

Amtrak sets ridership record for March

Was the single best month ever in the history of the service. October, December and January each set individual monthly records as well.
Accessibility| April 9, 2013

Pierce Transit board rejects merit raise proposal

Sought to switch more than 100 nonunion employees to a market-driven salary system with annual raises awarded by merit only, not by cost-of-living or automatic step increases.
Rail| April 9, 2013

CTA investing $20M in rail improvements

Will enable Green Line tracks and stations to accommodate additional trains during the Red Line South reconstruction — a $425 million initiative that will completely rebuild the Red Line between Cermak/Chinatown and 95th Street over a five-month period beginning May 19.

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