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Nova Bus names new president

Motorcoach| January 17, 2013
Jean-Pierre Baracat joined Nova Bus in 1994, taking on increasingly challenging management roles, the latest as VP, business development, since 2004. He succeeds Gilles Dion.

Boston to Cape Cod rail service to get $27M in funds

Rail| January 16, 2013
As part of a $13 billion, statewide capital plan over the next decade, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board agreed to renew passenger rail service from Boston to Cape Cod with close to $27 million in funds.
Rail| January 16, 2013

Mich. light rail may get $25M in funds

Last month, the state legislature established a regional transit authority for Metro Detroit, in response to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s requiring one before he would release funding for M-1 light rail streetcar project.
Rail| January 16, 2013

Light rail foes unable to revive Vancouver petition

citizens who support a vote on a new light rail extension made their case to the Vancouver City Council, but were not able to revive a petition the county declared invalid this month. The light rail opponents circulated a proposal that would have prohibited the use of Vancouver city funds to extend a light rail system into town from Portland, Ore.
Management & Operations| January 16, 2013

Cleveland RTA launches hydrogen buses

Customers on various routes may now experience a quieter and greener ride, powered by hydrogen, not diesel. This vehicle began carrying customers in January 2013.
Bus| January 16, 2013

New Flyer earns San Diego MTS CNG order

The contract for 165 Xcelsior CNG buses (330 equivalent units or "EUs") contains a firm order of 47 60-foot articulated buses (94 EUs) with options for up to an additional 118 60-foot buses (236 EUs).
Accessibility| January 16, 2013

Shuster announces T&I leadership

The committee’s vice chairman will be Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-TN). As vice chairman, Duncan will play a critical role in moving forward the committee’s agenda.
Rail| January 16, 2013

N.H. committee votes in favor of rail study

The study, which is estimated to cost $1.9 million, must be voted on by the Executive Council next month. The New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority asked to be included in the study process.
Rail| January 16, 2013

NJ Transit restoration of rail at pre-Sandy levels

Additional trains on the North Jersey Coast Line restored service levels into New York to 100%. Systemwide, the agency’s rail division reached 94% of its pre-Sandy service level, operating 658 of the 700 weekday trains scheduled prior to the storm.
Rail| January 16, 2013

N.C. light rail generates $18.8M in tax revenue

The Charlotte Area Transit System has generated the revenue along the corridor since it was built five years ago. An expansion project is set to begin in 2014.

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