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FMCSA orders Canadian operator to cease U.S. operations

Motorcoach| January 9, 2013
As part of the investigation into the Dec. 30, 2012, crash of a Mi Joo Tour & Travel bus in Oregon, FMCSA investigators conducted an investigation regarding the company’s compliance with all U.S.-mandated safety regulations, including record keeping of its drivers’ hours of driving time, rest breaks and off-duty periods.

FTA changes New Starts/Small Starts approach

Accessibility| January 9, 2013
The program, one of the largest competitive grant programs in the U.S. government, funds roughly one-half the cost of new and extended light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and ferry systems built in the U.S.
Bus| January 9, 2013

DOE: Fuel-cell bus fuel economy up to 2 times more than alternative fuels

The 12-month status report includes data collected from 18 fuel-cell electric buses at three transit agencies; Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District, Connecticut Transit and SunLine Transit Agency.
Rail| January 9, 2013

Maine council votes to pursue transit study

Officials believe transit options, such as train service, could ease traffic congestion between Portland and the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Rail| January 9, 2013

More Midwestern train travelers spur HSR

Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission calculated ridership of intercity rail on Amtrak routes in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan grew 35% from 2007 to 2012.
Rail| January 9, 2013

NJ Transit to add track, station

Amtrak also plans to upgrade electrical wiring and signals on a straight, high-speed section of the Northeast Corridor from New Brunswick to just south of Trenton.
Rail| January 9, 2013

Amtrak expands NEC high-speed service

Adding a new weekday Acela Express round-trip between New York and Washington, D.C., beginning on Jan. 28. The service will also make stops in Baltimore, Wilmington, Del.; Philadelphia, and Newark, N.J., and offer reserved Business Class and First Class service options.
Management & Operations| January 8, 2013

Survey: Growing support for transit in Houston

A growing number of people say they want to live within walking distance of work and shopping. The results signify an impending shift in the transportation habits of one of the nation's most car-centric cities.
Motorcoach| January 8, 2013

2 Ore. coach crash survivors file lawsuit

The passengers, exchange students from South Korea, allege that the driver was tired, drove too fast on a road with patches of snow and ice, and ignored warnings from riders.
Motorcoach| January 8, 2013

Fung Wah bus strikes 2 pedestrians

The victims are in stable condition, and the driver of the bus is not expected to be charged.

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