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Canadian coach operator considers seat belt installation

Motorcoach| January 3, 2013
Following an accident in which a coach was blown off the road, injuring several passengers, Maritime Bus owner Mike Cassidy considers seat belts.

Seon expands sales team

Bus| January 3, 2013
Promoted Mike Bismeyer to Transit Sales Manager and added experienced corporate sales executive, Kris Wylie, to its transit division. Bismeyer has been a transit sales executive with Seon for the past four years. Wylie specializes in mobile surveillance and fleet management solutions for the transit market, and works closely with Seon’s sales, marketing, and service teams.
Bus| January 3, 2013

Transit app gets info via crowdsourcing

Moovit allows users to contribute information about available seats, delays, cleanliness, and support for Wi-Fi and handicapped riders.
Motorcoach| January 2, 2013

NTSB investigating Ore. coach crash

On Dec. 30, a 1998 Prevost motorcoach, operated by Mi Joo Tour & Travel, went down an embankment, rolled over at least once, and came to rest upright at the bottom of the slope. Nine of the vehicle's occupants received fatal injuries.
Rail| January 2, 2013

Bombardier to supply 35 trains to Germany

Abellio Rail NRW GmbH will operate the trains on the Saale-Thuringia-South Harz network in Germany. The order is valued at approximately $ 226 million.
Rail| January 2, 2013

N.Y. MTA Metro-North Railroad turns 30

Boasts a consistent on-time performance of better than 97%, a customer satisfaction rating of 93% and annual ridership of about 84 million. In 1983 system-wide on-time performance was hovering at 80.5% and annual ridership was 42 million and dropping.
Bus| January 2, 2013

Fiscal cliff deal includes transit tax break

Extends pre-tax benefits for transit commuters, meaning a $550 and up a year in tax savings per commuter, retroactive to 2012.
Rail| January 2, 2013

Calif. light rail called least efficient in country

The Valley Transportation Authority rail line suffers from low ridership and high operating costs, with less than 1% of area residents riding it daily.
Rail| January 2, 2013

D.C. Metro pass sales down by half

In the four months following a large fare hike and a change in offerings, the agency sold 353,798 passes — down from 628,648 in same period in 2011.
Rail| December 31, 2012

Web Extra: New York City’s transit system bears up under historic storm

For the men and women who run the MTA’s vast network of subways and buses, Superstorm Sandy was a trial, not by fire, but by wind and water.

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